Menu Plan Monday

We have been diligently doing our daily lessons for over a month now; 'textbook work' in full motion since Labor Day.  Chore charts need a little tweaking still, but overall most areas are covered and this makes for a clean home over the course of a week.  I still find some areas need more oversight with so many littles pulling things out and playing, but having a "home" for their things does make clean up easier and usually does not take too much time.  Our focus over the past few weeks has been:

Apologia's Human Anatomy and Physiology has provided some great hands-on learning activities this year.  This one is to show the molecular structure of a cell..."Edible Cell" activity.

Autumn Creating and Decorating

Autumn is one of my favorite seasons!  I live in Florida therefore we have to create autumn in our home, as our location doesn't provide the beauty of "change in seasons".  This year, after pulling down our autumn decorations and going through them all these are some of the elements we decided to use in adding touches of autumn to our home.

Glass bead pumpkins & gourd placed on wooden pillar candlesticks; autumn leaf garland swagged over mirror; a splash of color added in our foyer with reminders of gratitude and praise plaques; layered beans added to our bubbled hurricane glass vase {pinto beans, black beans and yellow corn} with a pumpkin candle added to the center and an autumn wired-ribbon tied to the base