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Integumentary System Notebooking Pages

Believe it or not, I still have a few more anatomy notebooking sets that I haven't shared. The integumentary system is one of them. Again, I created these to to along with Exploring Creation with Anatomy.

Here are some questions, taken from an old book, to think about as you do your study on the integumentary system.

  1. Give a brief description of the skin.
  2. What is its structure?
  3. How does the skin protect the body?
  4. What is the structure of the epidermis?
  5. What causes a blister?
  6. What gives the skin its color?
  7. How are the nails formed? The hair?
  8. What are the uses of the hair and nails? How do they grow?
  9. How does the cuticle protect the cutis?
  10. Describe the perspiratory glands.
  11. Of what use is perspiration?
  12. How do we take cold, and what can be done to prevent it?
  13. What can you say of the nerves of the skin?
  14. Why is bathing necessary?



1. The hair, nails, and bits of cuticle and scarf-skin may be examined with a microscope.

2. A magnifying-glass should be used in the examination of the skin itself.
The perspiration-pores may be best seen in the palms of the hands.

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For older students you might enjoy this lecture. Time: 01:03:05

The lecture material (notes and handouts) can be found here.




MaryEllen and Donnie are always making paper dolls of their favorite characters. I have meant time and again to share some of their creations, but just haven't got around to it.

The other day, yesterday in fact, I noticed this new one. I asked about it and was told that MaryEllen had just made it the day before. I loved the doll's accessories and decided to finally share.

I am told this is Artemis from the Young Justice series. I am not sure exactly what this series is about besides fighting bad guys.

Artemis Paper Doll

The kids draw and color the doll. After they apply packing tape and then they cut them out.

Artemis Paper Doll

The detail is what I was most impressed with and the cute accessories, the bow and arrows that fit into the quiver.

Artemis Paper Doll

They originally began creating these paper dolls when they wanted to buy the toy, but didn't have the money or didn't want to spend the money. They take a lot of time and they don't just make one, they make the whole gang.

I think they are working on the Young Justice series right now, but they have done the entire clan of How To Train Your Dragon, including the dragons, and The X-Men.




A relaxing week with one of my favorite magazines and puzzles. A little sickness crept in, but thankfully it was only for a few days.

Let's Click 365 Days

This week we had a little sickness creep in. MaryEllen felt under the weather with chills, a temperature and throwing up. It began Monday while running errands. We headed home early so that she can be more comfortable. Tuesday she was ill all day.

{Sunday, March 2nd}

This was a relaxing day. My Homeschool Enrichment magazine came in a few days prior, so I was able to sit down and read the March/April issue.

If you haven't yet subscribed to a homeschooling magazine, you should try HomeschoolEnrichment. You can see their digital copy online. You will need to sign up to their website to view it.

Homeschool Enrichment Magazine

{Monday, March 3rd}

I love puzzles! Sudoku is one of my favorites. My grandma actually got me into puzzles. When I lived with her, she would spend her evenings doing puzzles, even while watching TV.

Don thought of me when he found this electronic Sudoku on clearance for $5 at Staples. It is pretty nifty! He will usually bring home small books of Sudoku or crossword puzzles for me. I enjoy doing them before bed if I am not in the mood to read. They come in handy during doctor visits or any other place where you have to wait.


{Tuesday, March 4th}

This is the day MaryEllen wasn't feeling well. She was feeling a little sore in her throat when she woke up, so I made her some tea with ginger and garlic. This tea is actually pretty good. I put the tea in her mug that features her kitten, Little Miss. We don't have her any more, just her memory.

She is feeling all better now, but her appetite still has not recovered fully.

Sore Throat Tea

{Thursday, March 6th}

Sundance's excitement for the day was a beagle. We do not know where he came from, he just showed up in the neighborhood this week. She would run from window to window following him. She looked so cute. The beagle did not even know he was being watched.

Sundance watching  a Beagle

(He looked when the flash went off. Busted!)

Sundance watching a Beagle

{Friday, March 7th}

My head is spinning with thinking of high school next year. My planning should be done, and I thought it was, but I once again am thinking. Maybe I am thinking too much. πŸ˜‰

I've read Lee Binz's book on transcripts and am now reading her other one on college preparation. They are great books and I recommend them both.

My Arts of Language catalog came in from Excellence in Writing, so I am now planning a few courses from there.

High School Planning

{Saturday, March 8th}

Chocolate! Who doesn't like chocolate. I've been thinking of my mom a lot lately. It is hard to believe this month it has been FIFTEEN years since I last sat and had a cup of tea or coffee with her.

I bumped into this recipe for Eskimo Cookies in my recipe box, and like a lot of things lately, it reminded me of her. I had copied it from her recipe box after she died.Β  My dad let me go through her recipes and I copied (or kept) a few. This was one of them. It was a favorite when we were still at home.

Eskimo Cookies

I hope y'all had a great week.



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I cannot believe we are entering March! Anyone else ready for spring?

{Sunday, February 23rd}

The kids took Sundance a bath. They tell me she is getting better at tolerating her baths. MaryEllen wrote a nice paper on how to take a cat a bath for writing this week. If she allows me, I should post it. I enjoy reading her writing.

They gave her treats for being such a good sport and to keep her still so MaryEllen could brush her.

Sundance Bath

Sundance Bath

The neighbor girl, we'll call her Alex, had a birthday on Valentines day, so the kids got together a box of goodies for her. MaryEllen's wardrobe consists of mostly t-shirts that she decorates with iron-ons of her drawings. Alex asked if she could make her one, so MaryEllen made one up for her birthday.

When the kids gave her the gift, she was SO excited. She ran home to show her dad and nana (I am guessing as they are the only two there). Later her dad came by to thank the kids. I thought that was nice.

Birthday Gifts

{Monday, February 24th}

Don was off Monday. He and Donnie took the Marietta trip alone because he had to repair his sister's porch. It was a long day for both of them.

MaryEllen and I stayed home and enjoyed a game of Scrabble. We didn't play for points, just word building. πŸ™‚ It is a game we both enjoy.

Playing Scrabble

{Tuesday, February 25th}

We had Alex over for a little while on Tuesday. She was telling us how she wished she had a Bible to take to church with her, so MaryEllen thoughtfully gave her one of hers. For Christmas, the kids got new Bibles. I wanted them to have more of a study Bible. MaryEllen said she had thought about what to do with her old Bible. The Lord opened up the perfect opportunity and I am proud of MaryEllen for blessing Alex. Alex was SO excited. I snapped this picture for MaryEllen so that she will remember to whom she gave her Bible and how happy she made this young girl.

MaryEllen noted that you never know where it will lead. πŸ™‚

I wish I could post Alex's smile as it is a beautiful one as well as a super happy one, but since I didn't get permission from her parents, I cropped the picture.

Bible Gifting

Our family movie for Tuesday night was Thor: The Dark World. We watched this movie when it came out in theaters in December, but it was still like watching it for the first time. I am sure the kids remembered more of it than I did, them being young and all.

The kids were super excited that we purchased this while out running errands on Tuesday. It was an enjoyable movie with lots of action.

Family Movie Night: Thor

{Wednesday, February 26th}

The day was drawing to a close and I hadn't snapped a picture yet. Donnie was posing his action figures on the dining table. I was in my room thinking of what I should take a picture of when it hit me. Donnie had just posed his action figures neatly on the dining table...why not? I went to take a picture and I found them all knocked down. He had used his figures as target practice, using one of the shooting thingys from one of the figures arsenal.

I told him I had come to take a picture and so he offered to pose them once again.

Super Heroe Toys

Avengers Toys

Iron Man Toy

Iron Man Toy - Tony Stark

He will sometimes drill me on these characters to see if I know them all. I get more confused with the Transformers...they all look alike. One time I told him, I'll name them when you can name the twelve disciples. He can name the twelve disciples, but I still can't name them all. lol!

{Thursday, February 27th}

I entered this giveaway saying, 'If I win it, I win it. If I don't, I don't.' And I won! I was telling my husband that I get a lot of books to encourage me on my motherhood and parenting journey or my growth in Christ, or for my own self-betterment, but I rarely, if ever, get books on marriage. This will be a treat. I'll start it when I finish one of the books I am currently reading. πŸ˜‰

No bills in this bunch of mail, just good stuff. I like mail days like that!!

I Won This Book!!

{Friday, February 28th}

MaryEllen is in Algebra 1! I wanted to see if I could still do a little Algebra. The kids find it weird that I enjoy doing math. I did pretty good. A few times I had to research a little by reading a previous lesson...I was doing MaryEllen's current lesson.

Donnie likes it when I race him with his lessons. He is in Saxon Algebra 1/2. I don't do it often, but sometimes I will to motivate him (he's my dawdler). Before, I would have to wait for him, we do one problem at a time, but now sometimes I am still doing a problem and he is waiting for me.

Can I Remember Algebra 1

{Saturday, March 1st}

What to snap today? I was cleaning the laundry had gotten out of hand. My washer and dryer were piled high with folding that needed to be done. I was having a hard time putting the ironing board back. It was time to tidy up. This is when I found a mailing box full of these...vacuum bags and belts. This is the boy scout in my husband...always being prepared. This runs into all aspects of our lives. I have a years worth of laundry detergent too. lol! It is one thing that I love about Don, but it can also drive me nuts because our living space is only 900 sq. feet. I am running out of 'hiding' places.

I don't like the bagless vacuums. I hate emptying them. It doesn't help with my allergies either. So, we searched for a vacuum that uses a bag. I am much happier. πŸ™‚

Vacuum Bags and Belts


See ya next week,



Free math word problems for March. These problems are about 4th grade level.

March Math Word Problems For 4th Grade

β™«β™« It is beginning to look a lot like St. Patrick's day.β™«β™« I am seeing a lot of green around the internet. I shall not be late this time. πŸ˜‰

I have another set of math word problems. These are about the 4th grade level.

Since you are here, I'd like to remind you that I also have a set of St. Patrick's Day Notebooking Pages. These are great for writing stories on, narrations, dictation, copywork, journaling, letters, etc.

Download March Math Word Problems 4th Grade