Owl Moon- School time
March 13, 2013 in Little People
Have you noticed that owls are slowly taking over the world? Every where I go… there they are.
Which is kinda scary, if like me, you grew up watching Rock a Doodle.
Even our classroom has been taken over!
This week we are ‘studying’ the book Owl Moon by Jane Yolen. So we made toilet paper roll owls….Look how cute they turned out!
We (seriously) did not plan the owl shirt, either. Honestly, I didn’t even notice it was on there til right now. Ha!
And look at my little buddy’s owl.
This guy is at one of those funny-picture taking stages. This was the best I could get. You tell him to smile and it’s like his face malfunctions.
This little guy didn’t get to make an owl, cause I don’t trust him not to eat the glue. But he did watch the others make theirs.
And he contributed by yelling at us the whole time… “Mommay. Mommay. Hooo! Hooo! Mommay, Hoooooo! Ha, ha, ha. Hooooooooooo!”
We aren’t sure where he got that ‘southern’ accent of his, but good grief, the boy has got a wang!
Our new pet, Diego, who lives in our school room, nervously studied owls with us.
Si, senor… I do not like de owls.
I lost two tails and a brother to theem.
ALSO, this week, we finished the 2nd book in the Laura Ingalls Wilder set, Little House on the Prairie.
Reading through this series is SO MUCH FUN!
Every day, I feel myself getting impatient for reading time…
What’s going to happen next? Pa is getting attacked by a panther???
Haha, but I think the kids love it as much as I do.
Yesterday when we finished the book, with it’s somewhat sad ending,
both kids cried through the whole last chapter.
It was wonderful. It gave me a sense of victory!
They were really, truly invested in this book and it’s characters.
Is there anything more satisfying as a homeschooling mom?
I think not.
I don’t think my feelings have ever quite been in such conflict. I eagerly anticipate the wonderful stages of their growth.
In the beginning, I thought that nothing could ever possibly come close to how wonderful the baby years were…
Then they started to walk and talk and make jokes and develop personalities. So then, I thought, nothing beats the 3rd and 4th year…
But then here we are with Graysen at 6, and I am thrilled to the bone about who she is and what she is capable of!
And Noah as well at 4!
And Atti at 2!
I expect every stage will bring new, and unexpected joy.
But there is also a sadness… For every milestone they reach, we are leaving so many behind.
So is the mother’s predicament…
It is my joy for them to grow, but also my sorrow.
But today, I’m just thankful for today.