Monday, 30 April 2012


During our read-aloud time this morning Matt and Bekah were busy building bridges.  They are quite the engineers (particularly because they were actively engaged with what we were reading at the same time as building).

(bottom two photos by Matt)

Photography by Matt

Matt just got an Ipod Touch for his birthday and has been having a lot of fun taking MANY pictures. These are a couple that I thought were particularly spectacular.

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Cats on Glogster!

Check out Bekah's poster glog on cats (click on the link to be directed to the site)!

Poetry Month

A couple of the poetry books we are enjoying right now (and of course we are listening again to "Love That Dog" and "Hate That Cat" ):

Our whole family enjoys this delightfully funny collection ....

and Sarah loves this special treasure from her Nana and Grandpa.

Monday, 16 April 2012

Thank You Notes

I am perhaps a bit old-fashioned but I like to send thank you notes after receiving gifts, etc. So today Matthew wrote some thank you cards for the gifts he received for his birthday. Here are a couple delightful samples!

Sunday, 15 April 2012

Fishing at Rice Lake

It is Matthew's birthday weekend so we went fishing, one of his favorite things to do. What a gorgeous day outside in nature!

Daddy and his girls (I love the crossed legs!) :-)

Friday, 13 April 2012

Colour Extravaganza

Trying to find all of the colors of the rainbow in our prisms and then giving up to fool around instead :-)

Creating secondary colors from primary ones and then sloooooowly changing from one colour to another.

Exploring the colour wheel with Matt (?!!) and Mrs G.

Collecting colours from magazines like Mrs G asked us to but wondering what we were going to do with all of these scraps of paper???!!!
Stay tuned next week for all the details.

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Easter Sunday

He is risen! He is risen indeed!

Short Chain Subtraction

Matt faced the math challenge and conquered!  He used all of his cards in a subtraction chain game.  Way to go, Matt!

Sunday, 8 April 2012

Playing with Light & Lenses

The boys warmed up for science by building an awesome Lego creation that moved! Levi then did an amazing review of how the eye works using a picture in one of his library books.

We then spent some time trying to figure out the mystery of the "broken" pencil. Refraction of light can be pretty interesting!

Next up were concave and convex lenses.....

And how they affect light as it passes through them.

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

My Soccer Star

Another successful soccer season has just finished and Bekah was awarded the "Most Aggressive" player. She was also commended for her leadership and positive attitude on and off the field. Way to go, Bekah!

Fun Times!

While Bekah was creating beautiful artwork at the Art Gallery with Mrs G and Dane ....

the rest of us had fun at Go Bananas (4 hours of running & playing) followed by an ice cream treat!

Fun Day Trip to Vancouver

We recently spent a delightful day in Vancouver.

Enjoying our time at Granville Island:

and at the beach ...

Vegetable Art by Matt!

Even making a veggie platter can turn into a creative endeavor (don't you love the building-like structure in the center?!!!?)!


We were reading about the beautiful weaving that the First Nations of the Plateau did and decided to give it a try!