The Kaylor Kids

The Kaylor Kids
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Monday, September 26, 2011

croupy kids

So all three kids are sick with croup. Praying the nebulizer doesnt break down!! We are still trucking away though with school. Today we did an educational movie day and reading the books theyve been assigned. That way they could still rest and try to get their bodies healthy!!! We are planning a unit on the missouri state government this week..... trying and praying that they will be better enough to take a field trip to the capital on friday!!! we might have a ride... and if theyre better it would ROCK!

So, basically they've been doing their assigned workbooks and reading their books and doing little projects here and there, its been fun past couple of weeks. I need to get pics and stuff uploaded on here. The other night we listened to a band downtown and identified instruments and types of music ( ragtime, waltz etc) that was super fun for me, hehehe. I love music. All three kids are showing major talent with piano and it's exciting to see them play and learn. The reason theyre sick is because they have been outside playing constantly... they've learned how to play all kinds of fun games with the neighbor kids, dodgeball, kickball, red rover, the yard is always full of kids playing. They ride bikes and jump on the trampoline. The pool is down for the summer, boo, but its freezing so we wouldnt be swimming anyway!

Update on the tadpoles.... we have one adorable frog who loves his little ledge in the big tank, and two bunk tadpoles lol! They arent even growing legs! But it's been fun and all the fish are neat. Hmm... we've been keeping up with our scripture study and we are all learning sooo much, and the alpha project from school of abraham. Basically it's a good school year so far with so many more fun things to learn. Soon we will be starting a zoo unit, and really getting into learning everything we can about animals and their habitats and everything, then of course a tripto the zoo!!! The fall is a great time to go! The animals are usually out and it's less crowded and more fun!

Ok, off to go put sick kids to bed, poor babies!!!!! :(
love, jl the momma

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

September 13, 2011

Today we spent a day outside, going to the park for scriptures and history, then taking a one hour riverboat cruise at mark twain riverboat. That was amazing. We learned soo much and they gave us the captains script and a quiz and lots of neat things for us to learn about. I will write more on it..... but i have to go make supper :)
love, jl the momma

Monday, September 12, 2011

September 12, 2011

First of all, I want to say that we had a very moving discussion last night about september 11, 2001 and what it meant to our country. Dylan and Syd watched part of a documentary ( marlee has autism, she did not need to see it, each child is different, she was quietly reading in her bedroom when it came on, so she doesnt really know much about it. )

Today for school:
Prayer: marlee
theme

scriptures: alma chapter 32 select verses, seeds of faith
alpha project: Which one loved her best? by anon.     the kids learned that actions speak louder then words! You can tell anyone I love you... but you have to show it!

science- wrote in notebooks what changes our tadpole/frog has made this weekend... alot of exciting changes!!

Dylan:
he has learned how to breathe and is about to lose his tale.
by dylan.


this is what our little frog is looking like!! Only his tail is getting even shorter!!!!! :)


Girls played frog life cycle game at www.gudli.com while dylan practices multiplication flash cards, then dylan plays game while girls do math.


dylan did great at multiplication! syd rocked at the frog life cycle game then went on to do games on measuring and sequencing! :)
Marlee is getting ready to do the frog life cycle game, then we will find her some harder math games!
http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/scienceforkids/life_cycle/frog_lifecycle.htm

Marlee also did some timed practice math problems on ixl.com
we are having fun playing games online hhehehehe! :)

History..... we are beginning Abeka grade four The History of our United States.... today we will read pages 35 and 36

Things to remember..... the 7 continents, the 4 major oceans, what does a geographer study and who discovered and settled america?? :)

Lunch time !! Then piano, and whatever else we want to do! I love homeschooling lol.
love, jl the momma

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

September 7, 2011

So far today we have played with the USA Magnet puzzle that my parents bought us, and then we played outside!!!!! It was to nice out not to! Marlee got to practice her photography skills and Dylan and Sydney blew bubbles for the baby that lives across the street, she loved it! It's still early, we still have school to do, but this is what I'm writing for today. It's gorgeous out. I love my babies. :)
love, jl the momma

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

September 6, 2011

I will probably have to add on to this, but while the kids are doing their writing I thought I'd go ahead and put this up. Dylan said prayer, then we read in Scriptures, Genesis 21 and 22, learning about the "old mother" and "Abrahams test". We had a neat discussion about it. Really makes you think!!

For the School of Abraham Alpha Project we read, "what have you done with my name" by Pres George Albert Smith.
Dylan- I learned that you want to try your hardest here in mortality so that when you go to Heaven you can be proud of what you have accomplished here on earth.
Marlee- Honor your parents.
Syd- try your best and learn.

Then we wrote out our school theme for the year, D&C 4: 5-6 on posterboard and underlined the specific things we were going to focus on this year.

Right now they are writing out manuscript letters, capitol and lowercase, then numbers, then for "homework" they will do it again ( having some issues with spacing lol)

Science- still working on our fun life cycle of a frog unit. This weekend something special happened, one of the tadpoles sprouted both front legs and today, he swam to the little dock thing and was trying to use his lungs!! Exciting!!!!

Here is what Marlee thinks of it:
our tadpole bert has front and back legs now so we  put him in a glass fish bowl . it was hard cause
he  learned to hop. my brother dylan got him out of the aquarium with his bare hands and put
him in the fish bowl. we watched him up close  for awhile. the end
marlee kaylor

september 6  fall 2011.


One of the tadpoles! Ready to head to the new place :)

video

Labor Day Fun!

We tend to lean towards the Charlotte Mason type of homeschooling... you can learn about it here : www.amblesideonline.org Yesterday Keith was off work so we decided to go out to sawyer's creek and feed the koi and then we went to Ted Shanks Conservation Area... and I forgot my camera. duh. You can go here to see some neat pics that other people took lol... http://mdc4.mdc.mo.gov/applications/moatlas/AreaSummaryPage.aspx?txtAreaID=7011&txtAreaNm=ted%20shanks&txtCounty=PIKE&txtRegion=&txtUserID=&txtDivision= Anyway, we explored for hours!!!! Until us girls had to go potty lol, we soooo would not be good pioneers!!!!!! Anyway, we enjoyed being in nature and getting to be with each other and see all the dragonflies, and flowers, and neat lilypads and beautiful lakes. It was fun :) Good learning experience. Except next time I will take the camera. :) Love, JL the momma

Frank the Spider

All this summer we have been watching Frank the Spider. He/She ( ok it’s a girl cause it had babies, but still we like the name Frank, so sue us lol) would set up its web by our front porch, then be there all night, then in the morning, poof, it was gone, and you could see Frank sleeping in its little crevice in the porch ceiling
The next night, around dusk, Frank would begin the neat pattern of swinging all around, and there would be it’s beautiful web. The kids got to feed Frank a moth, and we watched it zip right out and wrap it up. Then by the end of the summer, we found this….
Really hard to see, but that’s a baby spider on Keiths hand!!!!! Pretty soon, after we kept seeing the cute little babies practice spinning their webs, we went out one evening and Frank was not there. It was that time I guess, insert the sad moaning of wilbur the pig when Charlotte dies. We had fun watching Frank and we even got to identify what type of spider Frank was… an orb weaver. We learned a lot about spiders and how they are defintely a part of God’s plan even though they can be a bit spooky sometimes!!!! What a fun lesson for all of us! And it was truly beautiful to see the web each night!
By, JL, the momma