Monday, December 7, 2015

Plum Creek - Prairie Primer 2015

The Prairie Primer continues on this fall as we just finished up "On the Banks of Plum Creek". One student, Alli, was missing form this photo. 

 The first week of "Plum Creek", Hailey did her presentation on Monarch Butterflies and metamorphosis.
 Gracia taught us all about badgers, complete with her own hand-drawn visual aids.
 Not many can fit into this dress. It is an authentic dress from the turn of the century that someone gave me. Gracia looks gorgeous in it!
 Naomi taught us about different kinds of wells and the water table.
 Alli did her presentation on grasshoppers.
Josiah did his presentation on food chains and what happens when they get disrupted.

Hailey did her report on tumble weeds or Russian Thistle. So glad I kept my Weeds of the West book from college. Hailey is learning to type on her own, too.
Rina was a prairie baby who was all dressed up and ready to go to town.
We had a feast of elk meat and veggies, bread and butter, potatoes, cottage cheese and mashed and raw turnips with apple pie for dessert.
Hailey sewing the brim into her bonnet.
Bonnet sewing party! The girls get a little further each week. They are starting to see progress.
 The second week Hailey gave us five facts about beavers.
Josiah taught us about the common mammal orders and gave us an example of each. 

 For dinner we had ham, cheese biscuits, cornbread, stuffed pumpkin and mashed potatoes.
 We had my niece, Lily, and nephew, Jacob, join us as guests. They all made button strings and bracelets. Some of these are going on our Christmas tree this year.
Button bracelet! So pretty.

Well, we've wrapped up "Plum Creek" and we are into our second week of "Silver Lake". Can't believe we've already read three and a half of these books! Can't tell you how much I love this curriculum. We are having too much fun! See you soon on "The Shores of Silver Lake".

God Bless,
Jackie

6 comments:

magnoliasntea said...

Love this post, what fun the Praire Primer must be. Makes me wish I'd used it when we homeschooled. Rina is cute as a button!
Wishing you and yours a wonderful Christmas! (just in case you don't post again this month;)

Camille said...

SO wonderful! (I say that for each of these posts, don't I?) Love it all. Your kids will have such fond memories of these special days. What a blessing you are to them. Your little Rina is a doll. :) Hugs, Camille

Jill said...

Wonderful posts! Will have to check out the prairie primer. Have a wonderful day!

Blessings
,Jill

aimee said...

Sounds like a fabulous school curriculum! I am just SO impressed with you as a teacher...truly amazing!
Blessings, Aimee

Becky L. said...

Oh how I enjoy Little House on the Prairie books. We used to read those alot when we were home schooling as well. Good things to learn from. I enjoyed this post so much and the children are so adorable! Hugs and have a blessed week, my friend!

Haddock said...

Like that picture of the Bonnet sewing party . . . . . so natural.

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