Catching up on my posting my pages from the end of 2014...
November, as usual, was quite busy. Thomas's science class had a field trip to the Hidden Pond Nature Center to learn about watersheds. It was amazing. I was astounded that Lake Braddock is the only school that takes advantage of the Nature Center this way. The kids got to take samples, determine water quality, look for invertebrates, and much more.
In addtion, the AAP kids participated in NaNoWrMo - with a 5,000 word minimum. Thomas wrote over 6,000 -- quite an achievement for a boy who doesn't like writing. Rachel was inspired to start writing her own novel, about dragons, complete with illustrations.
Here's the Design H page that opens the month (front and back):
My Girl Scout troop did another round of archery. This year they got to use the foam targets as well and had a mini-competition at the end. The Design A page has another archery pic, plus a shot from them at a local gem & mineral show.
I also included a shot from my first watercolor class - when we finally moved on to painting a still life, as well as some packaging from the Lucky store (our new favorite shop), and of course, the changing leaves - my favorite part of fall.
The backside of the page has more Thanksgiving-related cards. We ended up hosting this year at the last minute when our friends had a burst water pipe. In between gettting their college son's clothes washed, cooking and hosting I completely forgot to pics. Instead, I included a shot of the first snow of the year and the kids volunteering at our church packing boxes for Operation Christmas Child.
And that wraps up November.