Sunday, December 14, 2014

Jones Creek Christmas Parade

On Sunday, December 14th, 5 of the kids got to march in the Jones Creek Christmas Parade since they are participating in Woodlawn Upward basketball and cheerleading. The 4 oldest are playing basketball and Micah is cheering.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Colonial Christmas Homeschool Day

On Friday, December 12th we attended the Colonial Christmas Homeschool Day at Audubon State Historic Site.  We rotated through different stations discussing colonial times as well as Christmas traditions.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Baton Rouge Homeschool Choir

One of the moms in our homeschool group started a homeschool choir this fall.  Luke, Cameron, Miriam & Levi participated in it.  Luke was in Lyrical Measures (6th grade & up) and Cameron, Miriam, & Levi were in First Editions (2nd grade-5th grade).  These pictures are from the dress rehearsal on Friday, November 21st.

Friday, November 14, 2014

7th Annual Bayou Cajun Homeschoolers Thanksgiving Celebration

On Friday, November 14th, we hosted the 7th annual BCH Thanksgiving Celebration.  This was our biggest attendance yet with approximately 60 families participating. 

This year we had 6 stations for the younger kids (ages 10 & below)

  • Food games/relay races – Mrs. Melissa
  • Food painting/stamping – Mrs. Amber
  • 3 sisters information – Mrs. Angela
  • Butter making – Mrs. Sarah
  • Bean mosaic – Mrs. Elisa
  • Thanksgiving story/ice cream cornucopia craft – Mrs. Courtney

And 3 stations for the older kids (ages 11 & up)

  • Food science – Mrs. Rachel
  • Bean mosaic – Mrs. Anita
  • Corn information – Mrs. Laura

Saturday, November 8, 2014

ISO Flag football 2014

Highlights from 2014 flag football season at Istrouma Sports Organization:
  • Luke – Rams
  • Cameron – Bengals
  • Levi – Vikings coached by Daddy
  • Cole – Raiders

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Symphony field trip

On Thursday, October 23rd, Angela, Kate & I took some of the older kids to the see the Baton Rouge Symphony perform a concert at Christian Life.  They described different eras of music and arts and played certain pieces based on that era.  They also introduced the instruments as they were added to each time period.  Each instrument played a little selection so the students could hear what they sounded like.  At the end, they paid a tribute to George Rodrigue, the painter of Blue Dog, and played “The Saints Go Marching In.”

Friday, October 17, 2014

Port Hudson fieldtrip

On Friday, October 17th, we attended the Port Hudson Homeschool Day.  They always do a great job with this program.  First off, they always fire the big cannon and then you begin rotating through the stations.  The stations this year were:

  1. Cannon demonstration
  2. Medicine in the battlefield
  3. Soldier life – uniform and gun demonstration
  4. Civil war boats
  5. Soldier life – rations
  6. Civil war cooking – tasting salt pork and johnny cakes
  7. Town ball
  8. Music demonstration