New Year Bang Or Fizzle

Gino has been saving his leftover fireworks from the 4th of July for just this occasion; New Years Eve!

According to official rules where we live we can light them off between the hours of 6 p.m. and 1 a.m. on New Years Eve. So let the fun begin…


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All bundled up because it’s only 24° outside!

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Looking way back to see the aerial display.

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In between the aerial displays she’s throwing snaps on the ground.
She loves these.

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Proud of her.
She’s been terrified of sparklers and anything that goes BOOM!

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Slow going for her and the sparkler.
Starting to give it a little twirl.

They last longer in the colder temperature.

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Sparks are flying at the end of her gloved hand!

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Trying to get all the little ground fireworks to light was a bit difficult.

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But they can create their own little spark and bang!

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Box works.

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Light up the night and that’s the end of our show.
I’m going in… my feet are freezing and I can’t feel my nose!

Happy New Year!

Third Grade: Day 68

We started late in the day this morning, it was almost 11:00 a.m. by the time I finally sat down to begin our studies. I was tempted to just take the day off but after prompting from Isabel that we needed to start the day with our Bible lesson. Her prompt got me going for the day!

Our Bible lesson for the day was a good one and can be found in Deuteronomy 30:11-20 and
Acts 2:1-36.

In History and Geography, we have been studying the early American History. We are getting closer to the 13 colonies Independence from Great Britain. We have just finished going through the French and Indian War.

Today was poetry and we learned about Free Verse poems. Our favorite Free Verse poems come from S. Silverstein. We enjoyed reading several of his and others that we found across the internet.

With today being the last day of 2014, for fun, I had Isabel write up a “time capsule” that I borrowed from another website.

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Time Capsule worksheet.

With starting so late in the day, we were still able to get everything completed for the day and she was able to work on her tide pool field journal. When she gets the whole thing completed I will try to remember to take some photos.