All Girls School


New Sewing Project
November 10, 2008, 10:00 am
Filed under: Bubba

Bubba has had two days of sewing projects with our friend, Ms. T. They have been working on a teddy bear, pajama pants and slippers. I have photos of the pajama pants, as the teddy bear still needs a couple of stitches to attach limbs. I can’t wait to share that one, though, as it’s pretty spectacular. Here are the capri pants with button and ribbon embellishments. And who would have guessed that Bubba would choose Hannah Montana fabric? (The bear is HM fleece.)

There is going to be a slumber party with all of the girls that participated in this sewing project. It was such a fun idea and Bubba adores sewing with her friends.

In other schooling, we’ve been exhausting the (x,y) coordinate plane and playing a modified version of Battleship to practice. It was fun for about fifteen minutes until I realized that I should have made the grids smaller. Much much smaller.

We’re finally moving past the human body in science. I had a great video to watch at the end of the unit, but when it came time for it, nobody could find it. Figures. We’re moving on to geology and Bubba is in heaven. She checked out a bunch of books from the library on rocks, gems and minerals. She also got out her rock collection and we’ve been looking at them a lot.

In history we are winding up the ancient Greeks. It was so fun to get to go on a tangent and delve deeply into some of the art history. We looked at tons of images and examples of Greek art and architecture, discussing the different types of columns, the differences between sculpture in the round and relief sculpture, and finding sculptures of the different gods and goddesses that we had learned about.

Last week we found an old book of poems that children often memorized for school a long time ago. We chose one and she copied it out in her best handwriting and had homework over the weekend to memorize it. We’ll see later how that went, as I didn’t see her practice it once. It’s hard for me to assign her homework and then not remind her over the weekend that it needs to get finished. But, I refrained, and it has been left entirely up to her.

We are still reading The Mysterious Benedict Society and are both really into it. It’s been a fun and light read and we have fun stopping to guess what will happen next or try to figure out the clues before the kids in the book do. There have been a couple of frustrating times for Bubba when she’s figured out the current puzzle well before she thought the characters should have, but mostly it’s been fun.

Her guitar lessons are going well. She got some new sheet music the other day. It was Jingle Bells and she is so excited to practice it over and over so she can play it for the family over the holidays. She has also moved up in her book to Yankee Doodle. The incentive to practice is so much stronger when she is practicing songs that she knows.

Soccer ended for the season. We have a sports break now until after the holidays. She wants to take ice skating lessons again. We’ll have to see about that because the logistics of those lessons are a bit of a nightmare. If not ice skating, then she’ll likely want to do indoor soccer. Mimi enjoyed soccer this year and stayed engaged a lot longer than she did last year. As of right now she doesn’t want to play soccer again, but that may change once the indoor league comes along. Or she may want to ice skate, too, if we are able to go that route.

Lastly, here’s a cute pic from this morning when Bubba was helping Baby with her computer time.

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R.M. Ballantyne was born into Edinburgh’s great 19th century publishing elite. His family firm published both Walter Scott and Thomas Chalmers.

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