Sheep Heart Dissection

October 3rd, 2017

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Boys participated in Sheep Heart dissection class led by Mrs. Brandy Watson on September 26.

Fossil Hunt at W. M. Browning Cretaceous Fossil Park

October 1st, 2017

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We reached the W. M. Browning Cretaceous Fossil Park located on Twenty Mile Creek at the Hwy 45 Bridge near Frankstown, in Prentiss County, Mississippi on Saturday August 19th at 9 am with shovels, screens and buckets.  Boys were ready with their boots and were determined to find fossils.  Registered Professional Geologist, Robert Langford was there to help us to identify the fossils. Boys had lots of fun but they didn’t find any fossil 🙁

Downtown Tupelo History Walking Tour

September 30th, 2017

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Mr. Boyd from Oren Dunn City Museum was our history guide in downtown Tupelo on September 6.  We walked with him while he took us back in time.  It was enchanting to know how a part of the downtown has changed and yet, some of it hasn’t.  Each kid was encouraged to take photos.

Here are photos taken by Arjun:

Here are photos taken by Kabir:

After the walking tour, we went to Natchez Trace with lunch.  All the boys enjoyed the outdoors thoroughly!

Homeschool Days and Academy at Memphis Zoo

September 29th, 2017

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Boys love the homeschool days and academy at Memphis zoo.  In September, they attended 5-day homeschool academy at Memphis zoo.  Each day was a 4-hour class.  They learned a lot about animals and made friends.  Each class included animal visits, tours of exhibits, chats with keepers, crafts and more.  They plan to attend homeschool days in October and November and the next 5-day academy in January 2018. 

Arjun and I have been studying animals at home.  For each of the animals we studied, he made a facts card.

In Memphis zoo, Arjun learned about 5 animal classifications and investigate how the different body coverings help each classification of animals to thrive.  At home, Arjun has been learning about animals in the science curriculum and so this fits perfectly with our 2nd grade science curriculum.

 

Kabir investigated how and why species become endangered and discovered what scientists, zoos and everyday people are doing to help conserve and protect them.  Kabir took his camera to the class and he took many photos.

End of School Party 2017

June 30th, 2017

We end the school each year with a little party at home and we invite only 1 family as the chief guest for this party.  This year, our chief guest was their piano teacher, Mrs. Sandy Coutoumanos and her husband.  

During the end of school party, each one of them does a small presentation.  Arjun chose to play piano and read couple of poems and stories that he had written while Kabir chose to do a presentation on Mozart.  Then, one of us presents a summary of all that the boys accomplished this academic year.  This makes all of us realize how hard we have worked and how much we have learnt while having lots of fun.  Then we present the boys with a certificate and a paper graduation cap.  We absolutely love these parties!

Each boy was allowed to decide 3 items for the menu and here’s what they requested:

Arjun’s Requests

Smoothie: Strawberry, Banana, Orange Juice and Pineapple

Salad: Baby Spinach, Mango, Grape tomato, Pecan, Cranberry with Pesto dressing

Grilled Red Tomato with Oregano

Kabir’s Requests

Diploma Rolls: Prosciutto and Cheese

Homemade pizza

Fruit Cake: Mango, Kiwi and Blueberry

 

Amit and I are going to cherish these moments and I am sure that the boys are too!