april in pictures
reading/writing/drawing american ladies
nerf night with the church youth group
apple tree blossoms
first lady florence harding
robin's nest just outside the kitchen window
olympus mons experiment
peony blooms - these usually don't appear until mother's day weekend!
The month of April juxtaposes beginnings and endings.
All the greens with accompanying blooms signify, that yes!, Spring is here.The plants survived and the sun and warmth are our regular days now. An unseasonably warm Spring means the blooms are early this year,and I'll take the grace because seeing the beauty and the life right outside my windows is a great gift.
The end of the month of April signifies the completion of our school book work. According to Missouri state law I can keep tracking hours through the month of June, but our workbooks will be put away and our days will be more "free." Teacher and students are equally welcoming the time.
We finished the year with math (always), dictation (usually hymns), scripture memorization,studying astronomy (Roone) and studying prominent American women (Ella). The frequent question for us is whether or not we will home school through high school. The answer to that question could be a very long post, but the short answer is, what we are doing is working so why change?
April has also brought the first, albeit small, harvests from the garden, but I'll save those for a garden specific post.