Dissecting a Shark


Tonight we dissected a shark for marine biology. I don’t think Megan enjoyed it as much as the starfish, but once she got over the smell she had fun finishing it off.

Megan said;

It smelled gross! I liked poking it and it was really fun trying to make it look disgustinger. I poked the eyes into little tiny bits, and made them pop out. They popped back in. I was scrambling the brain.

I think we learned more then my science book planned, like what colour the liquid in an eyeball is and that sharpies draw mustaches on sharks. The book seems just to be concerned with us knowing the location of the “inards”.  I am so glad that we are allowed to play with the shark longer and explore on our own.

Christmas Poem

Christmas Poem
By Mark
December 2008

In a house
By a window
in a stable
there is a manger.
In that Manger there is a Baby.

A long time ago
Under a star
In a town
By an inn
There is a stable.
In that stable there is a baby.

In that stable
Between the shepherds
behind the cows
and donkeys
There is a Baby
That baby is named Jesus.

Merry Christmas

Watercolour dragon

One of the things we did for the first day of school is paint. I prefer dry media because I can put my hand on it without letting it dry. I think if I could figure out the water to paint ratio I’d like it better.

Dragon, 8 September 2016 Watercolour

The Battle

 I wrote this poem last year and never shared it 🙂

The Battle 

Oh! How they sought us,


Oh! How they fought us,

thirsting for blood.

We are strong and they,

they are weak.

Weak and thirsting.

They fell left and right

weak but thirsting for blood.

Th’o we killed many

as they searched for blood,

still they came,

searching for blood.

We left, retreated, from the field.

Left them looking.

We left, to itch our welts.

Let them look, look for blood.

I shall return,

for my blood they shall yearn

but they shall not touch me,

me and my mosquito spray!

Lake Ann- Chapel

Mark back chapel
I preferred to be near the front, but I am in the center of the back row in the orange shirt in this picture.

One of the things we do at Lake Ann is chapel. All of the different age groups get different speakers except for the last day which is combined chapel. Before Mr. Rudolph or who ever is going to speak, Heartsong comes up to lead worship. We always learn new songs but I like it more when we review old ones.

I am looking forward to camp this year!  We are going next week and I hope to see some people we know from around here. Our old church is sending a bus load the same week we are going!

Thank you Lake Ann Camp for permission to use this picture on my blog!