Sunday, October 2, 2011

Just Another Fall Day

Just a short note with some weekend updates:

See my web article, Bird Migration: A Study of Robins and Other Thrushes, for a description of our September study on the American Robin and other migrating thrushes that we see in our location.

We wrote it up as a Squidoo article instead of a blog entry, because it was a much larger project than our typical blog posts. Lots of possibilities for both homeschool and the science classroom.

We tried some new recipes this month.  Perhaps they would appeal to your folks in your house, too:
  • Easy Pecan pie (from the back of the Karo syrup jar)
  • A fresh tomato salsa (can't remember where we got the recipe)
  • BBQ chicken - corn tortilla pizzas (from Rachael Ray magazine)
  • Creamy Cholate Tofu Mousse (from Rachael Ray, also) -- delicious!
  • Eggplant and Zucchini parmesan (Rachael Ray)

We are excited about the Lego KidsFest at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford, December 2-4, 2011. See the Lego KidsFest website for the dates the event will be in your area (NOTE: the tour begins this week in Raleigh, NC, so don't delay!).

The new office/homeschool "learning space" (as my youngest son calls it) has a new ceiling (finally!). The room is painted (walls and trim), ceiling-ed, and the floor has been shopvacced and washed. Floor painting will begin this evening. We'll keep you posted! We are very excited to have our own space, now.

Walls, trim and ceiling - done!