Tuesday, January 26, 2010

February Plans

I have not had monthly plans on my blog for some time! I keep them in a notebook, but have not posted them. I am not sure why, but looking to February I thought I would share some fun plans we have:

~ Groundhog day is February 2nd. We will check the weather and see if Phil sees his shadow. Make these yummy cupcakes. we will also read Its Groundhog day, Gregory's shadow and It's up to You Griffin and Esther will make a groundhog craft.

~ India trip. While Greg is in India preaching at a pastor's conferance, we will study the country. I have maps of where he will be flying into, staying. We will do a basic fact sheet about India and watch a video.

~ Valentines Day. This will probably be the week of Feb 15 because the week leading up to Valentines Day we will be in Virginia while Greg is in India. We will write a chiquain poem. This will be awesome for Nathan as he is working on parts of speech in language right now. We will make heart sugar cookies. We will read The day it rained hearts, Roses are Red and the Valentine Cat. I am also going to use this week to do the colored carnation experiment and log our results.

Presidents Day (February 22nd) We will read a few favorite books on both Lincoln and Washington, we will do this color sheet. For dinner, we will have Lincoln Log Meatloaf and Washington Cherry pie.

Black History Month. Esther and I have been wanting to read the Addy American Girl books and so I think we will start them for Black History Month. We will also read Follow the Drinking gourd and do a quilt craft that goes along with that.

A Trip To Raleigh (hopefully!) We need to go to Raleigh whenever all our adoption papers come in and have them all authenticated by the state of NC. We plan to make a day of it and go eat at an Ethiopian restaurant and visit The Natural History Museum. They are having a coloring contest on sharks and every entry gets a free ticket, so we will work on that the week before we go.

Abby is reading the Percy Jackson series about Greek Mythology and I have a lapbook for her to do at her own pace on Greek Mythology form a christian's viewpoint.

All 3 kids are the in our homeschool drama clubs production of Cheaper by the Dozen, so there are lots of practice days between now and March 26th (opening night!)

Ace Clubs start this month too!