Wednesday, November 14, 2012

End of Semester 1 Updates

Hi All,

We have a lot of exciting things going on in the next few weeks, so I'm sending this out to help us all stay on the same page.
I've also updated the Calendar portion of the blog to reflect this.

Thanks everyone for all you do to make this so GREAT!

With love,

Scripture Mastery Pass off tomorrow:
I'm only requiring Ex. 20- 1-12
Optional Joshua

 Qtr 1:  Exodus Ch 20: 3–17   Ten Commandments abbreviated.
 Qtr 2:  Joshua 1:8                  This book of the law


Calendar Items:
Quarter End Get Together Nov 15, 2012.  Curriculum review games. 
Semester End Parent Night.  (Thurs., Dec. 6), 7 p.m.   
Break:  Classical Conversations resumes on January 10, 2013 at Candi's House

Challenge A & Science Afternoon Co-Op still meets on:  
Thurs. Nov. 29, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.    (Science from 1-2,  IEW from 2-3)
Thurs. Dec. 6, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.       (Prep for Parent's Night 1-2,  IEW from 2-3)


Young At Art, Friday, Nov. 30, 2012.  Meet there at 10 a.m. - 12.

  1. YAA - Young At Art Museum
    Young At Art. Imagination Activation! At YAA, the possibilities are as endless as your imagination. Ride a subway, visit a cave and discover a dig in ArtScapes.

  2. 751 Southwest 121st Avenue  Davie, FL 33325
  3. (954) 424-0085


Parent's Night:  7:00 p.m. December 6, 2013
"Under the Sea" Christmas Party!
Prepare your best Oral Report of the Semester- 3-5 minutes.  Include visual aides- or dress up like your report.

Boca Raton Community Center

Silver Palm West Room
Listed as HOPE Homeschoolers
150 Crawford Boulevard  Boca Raton, FL 33432
Set up available at 6 p.m.

*Your parents, grand parents, anyone you want for an audience.
* Dessert or Appetizer from the theme "Under the Sea"
* Your Tin Whistle   "Jingle Bells"
* Bring a wrapped White Elephant Gift.  (Siblings can also participate.  Bring one white elephant gift (inexpensive new or used in good condition gift for each person wanting to participate in the gift exchange.  Kids only.)


If you would still like to get together, we will have some optional Park Day playdates during the break.
Park Days: Fridays, 10:30 – 12:00

  1. 1. Field trip to Young At Art-  (This one meet there at 10 a.m.)
  2. Dec 7 Sugar Sand Park, (Military Trail, South of Palmetto & North of Camino Real)
  3. Dec 14 Village of Hillsboro Park, (4111 NW 6th St., Deerfield Beach)
  4. Dec 21 No Park Day
  5. Dec 28 South County Regional Park, (West of Boca Raton, 12551 Glades Rd.)
  6. Jan 4 Patch Reef Park, (Yamato, West of Military Trail)
We may or may not be attending these as a family, so please be sure to call if you are hoping to meet up with someone there.  Chances are good, however they are not set in stone.  If you go and no one else is there, pat yourself on the back that you're being a good homeschool mom, taking your kids to the park that day!  :)

Thursday, November 8, 2012

CC- Week 11 Hagia Sophia Gingerbread House Project

Today, we are attempting to make a gingerbread house out of the Hagia Sophia from the Byzantine Empire.

We are using graham crackers (for the walls), and fondant for the domes.
icing:  powdered sugar and water- very thick so it will dry quickly.

This took us 2 hours to complete, once we started with the crackers and icing.
We already had the 11x17 mat boards with the template drawn on them, ready to go.

Hagia Sophia Gingerbread House- Byzantine Empire
This one was mine.  

Here are some pictures I found on the internet for inspiration:

Template I made that uses graham crackers:
Print at 100%.
Then press it down onto your cardboard with a pen (to have a tracing of image.)
Trace with marker on cardboard.

Sample of how graham cracker fits center.