Thursday, September 29, 2016

School Stuff

After several failed attempts on my part at taking our picture ...
.... A pulled off a great selfie.
It seems this guy spends more time than most in trees.
Can you see his little furry friend climbing after him?
Yet another science experiment. This week, growing bacteria cultures.
Cleanest sample from our house? The dog's toy.
Nastiest sample? The kitchen drain.
Sept26-30 Week4 
Writing- Paragraph Writing
Math- WordProblems/Review
History- Medieval Indian Empire
Science- Technology in Biology
REACH- New France

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Week's Up

It took 8.5 hours over two visits but A is now satisfied that he has seen each and every exhibit in the Museum of Nature and has interacted with all of the boards, screens and buttons.
Whew! Goal 
Our new Science curriculum has a lot of experiments. 
This week ..... chemical glass etching. (Part of our Tech. in Sci. Unit)
As part of our History work we discussed the bibles written by monks.
To get a feel for that .... we used A's quill and some ink to do our own pages.
Final products to be posted next week.
And to finish off the week, A and M did the Bubble Run.
Check out the transformation from Before Fun Gear to After.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Weekend's Over

At the end of A's sleep away camp E and I drove down to visit the Village.
The highlight of the day was riding on a barge pulled by a horse! 
I didn't even know that was a thing!
Sunday was the Army Run. Congratulations to all the runners.

Sept19-23 Week 3
WritingAdding Info to Core Sentence
Math- Powers/Exponents
History- Byzantine Empire
Science- Technology in Science (PCB)
Museum of Nature
REACH- New France

Friday, September 16, 2016

Upper Canada Village

Year 3 at Upper Canada Village for Adm and M.

The fun is in the work.
Feeding pigs, working in the garden ....
... working with the blacksmith and milking the cows.
Looking Great.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016


E is still awesome. 
His new school year is off to a great start ...
and we had time for some PokemonGo on the weekend. 
'A' has a very clear plan for his year ahead. 
Fingers crossed I can keep up!
Sept12-16 Week2
WritingWrite a Limerick
Math- Review of Operations
History- Early Britain
Science- Technology in Science/ Glass Etching
Upper Canada Village SleepOver Camp

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

1st Day

Sept6-9 Week1
WritingFollowing Directions/Write a Limerick
Math- Review of Operations
History- Fall of Rome/Early Britain
Science- Technology in Science

Monday, September 05, 2016

The Begats

It's been 40 years since the last Derraugh Family Reunion.

Needless to say there was a lot of catching up to be done.
Someone had to keep an eye on the food. Or maybe, the food was keeping an eye on us?
So much soccer .... kept all the boys busy and tired.
Look at these two youngest cuties. They were in the party spirit too.

And Now ....
We're missing someone in this picture. (Sorry Tracey).
So many boys!! 

Update Dec2020

My Guy A My Guy E School Rooms at Home Deck the Halls It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas