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Going geocaching with the Jones's!  The first geocache was near an old cemetery and was found easily by the boys.

The Jones's put in their trademark baby while we put in an eight ball sticker (hope this isn't our trademark though.)  We took out some tiny dried flowers.

The next geocache was more difficult to find.  In fact, we never did find it :(  Travis Jones has a rep for dreaming of where the geocache is hidden, so as soon as he does, we will go back and find it!

These two were no help.

Boys playing on the hill.  Sylvia had a cactus injury.

How to Write a Haiku

Our lesson in history today was about the Yamato Dynasty in Japan.  Did you know that it is the longest running dynasty and is still in rule today?!  Here are some beautiful Haiku's... Summer by Luke

Sun is shinning bright In summer plants and flowers bloom The grass is so wet

Spring by Isabel

Trees are full of leaves Butterflies are colorful Birds are graceful

Swimming by Sylvia

Swimming, jumping, splashing Daddy is a cannonball Falling cool water

Teaching your children to create a Haiku is a great activity.   They love to count the syllables and create a beautiful scene with words.  The rules are simple...

Haiku Rules

1.  A Haiku is three lines -first line is five syllables. -second line is seven syllables. -third line is five syllables.

2.  The subject of a Haiku is nature.

3.  The purpose of a Haiku is to paint a picture in your mind, NOT to tell a story.