Friday, February 12, 2010

Valentine Party!

This year we had a contest at school to design a valentine box. The elementary kids were excited about it but the high school kids were not too thrilled about it till I announced that I would give 50 extra credit points to the kids in my class who did one, then they decided to join in. We were so surprised to find out how well they all did. Sister Wilbanks had to award a first, second, and third place winner (cash prizes) and 8 honorable mentions. We had a lot of fun the whole day and the kids really enjoyed the contest.

Benjamin made a rocket. (It looks more like a space shuttle but he was proud of it.)

Jacob made a bird house. John showed him how to make an origami bird with flapping wings.

Third place went to James and his Love Bug.

Second place went to Austyn and his robot.

First place went to Drew and the Titanic.

Here are some of the others.

And then there is mine, The Love Shack!!!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Hands ON Biology

This past week in my Biology class we dissected pigs. Yes it sounds gross, but we had a lot of fun, and even learned a little while we did it, gasp!! My 10th and 11th graders had the opportunity to see the inside of a pig and they will ALWAYS remember it. It is moments like this when I am soooo glad I am there at Cornerstone Christian Acadamy helping to mold the minds of such wonderful kids. Just seeing the sparkle in thier eyes as they do things and watch the gears in there heads turn making school a not so bad place to be. Here are a few pics.

After looking at the pics and trying to decide which to post I decided to leave out the graphic ones for those who are weak in the tummy area.
I ordered the animals for a website called Home Science Tools. It is a fabulous site for anyone homeschooling or who wants to do some fun experiments with the kids. It has just about everything you need for science from chemistry supplies and chemicals to animals for dissecting. I highly recommend them.