Monday, January 31, 2005

Bird Honor Completed

We had completed all but one of the requirements for this honor several months ago. Thanks to the recent snows, three new birds (Junco, Song Sparrow, and White-throated Sparrow) have arrived in our back yard and become regulars at our feeders. This has filled in the last of our list of "thirty species of wild birds, including birds from at least five different orders, that we have personally observed and positively identified by sight out of doors."

1. American Crow
2. Baltimore Oriole
3. Black Capped Chik-a-dee
4. Blue Jay
5. Canadian Geese
6. Cardinal
7. Carolina Wren
8. Cat Bird
9. Common Grackle
10. Cow Bird
11. Dark Eyed Junco
12. Downy Woodpecker
13. European Starling
14. Gold Finch
15. Great Blue Heron
16. Great Egret
17. House Finch
18. House Sparrow
19. Mallard Duck
20. Mocking Bird
21. Mourning Dove
22. Red Shouldered Hawk
23. Red Winged Blackbird
24. Ring-billed Gull
25. Robin
26. Ruby-throated Hummingbird
27. Song Sparrow
28. Tufted Titmouse
29. Turkey Vulture
30. White-throated Sparrow

Sunday, January 30, 2005

Bible Bowl Rehearsal

The elders at our church kindly volunteered to act as an opposing team so that the pathfinders could have a Bible Bowl rehearsal.

Monday, January 24, 2005

Taking a Snow Day

Here are some movies of William and Beth sledding down a hill they have created (with a lot of help from a few of their friends, and me).

*Note, you will need to use your back button to return here.

These first two movies are from the second day of building. The route came down the hill and turned sharply to the right.
Beth's Happy Dance
William Sledding

The following three movies were taken today, our third day of building. We straightened out the sharp curve and made several softer ones. They can now go much further and faster. I guess maybe we haven't taken a day off school, we are just learning basic principles of physics and engineering.
William Sledding Backwards
Beth Sledding Backwards
William Waving

Wednesday, January 12, 2005

Quilt Block #4

William and Beth have completed their 4th quilt block.

Click here to see block number three.