Friday, April 15, 2011

Weekly Wrap-up: Days 146-151 - Spring IS Sprung!

Movie Night! On Friday, J headed off for another weekend of Boy Scout camping, so C, S and I snuggled down on the sofa and watched "Nannie McPhee", eating brownie sundaes.
Our Flooded Backyard
The sun shone bright and warm on Saturday. A brought C and S to Lowe's Build and Grow where they constructed mini wooden pinball machines. We spent the afternoon raking the right "side-yard". (The left "side-yard" is STILL covered in snow!)
S with his Lowe's Pinball Machine
J arrived home from his camping trip on Sunday. We had a S-L-O-W day! 

Super Busy Tuesday! S had Astronaut Training at OT and then we popped into Walmart so he could spend his PENNIES on a little Lego kit and picked up some groceries. J and C went to a chocolate-making class at the library and then Dodgeball at the Rec Center with A. And J had Boy Scouts after dinner. Phew!

Wednesday afternoon the kids had 4H and learned about geocaching. We were avid 'cachers for a while, but haven't been out "treasure hunting" in over a year. It was a good refresher! 

Bright, sunny Thursday was spent doing some school assignments then playing with friends outside in the afternoon and going to PJ Storytime at the library after dinner.

Since Friday was beautiful and we had no other plans, we completed some of our daily assignments and then headed the the state park for a stroll with the dog. S got to use his metal detector (from Christmas), but wasn't successful at finding treasure. Want to see our morning at the park? Click here!
J, S, R (Dog) and C on the Trail
Our Nature Study this week was the Water Cycle and Clouds. We made cloud identification wheels, watched a fun You Tube Water Cycle video and made a paper sundial. Here's my post about it!

J's Accomplishments
Rowe English Grammar Lessons 16-18
Teaching Textbooks Pre-Algebra Lessons 101-104
Literature Study: Animal Farm
Apologia General Science Module 13-14
Jumpstart Typing
J with his Cloud Finder Wheel for Nature Study
C's Accomplishments
All About Spelling Steps 13
Saxon Math 54 Lessons 79-80, SP 76
Daily Grams Days 61-67
Florida Lapbook
Handwriting Without Tears Cursive pp 64-72
Apologia Zoology 3 Lesson 13
C Standing on a Log in the Lake
S's Accomplishments
Hooked on Phonics: Learn to Read pp 56-66
Readers: Ann's Hat, Sam and the Mit, 3 Big Hats, Dot and Mit
Draw Write Now Book 1 Rabbit
Handwriting Without Tears - S
Houghtlin Mifflin Math Addition and Subtraction
Train Lapbook
Train Lapbook - Rolling Dice to Make Addition Sentences
Playing in our Flooded Backyard
My Accomplishments
Decluttered, Reorganized the Master Bedroom Closet
Tidied the Linen Closet
Cleaned and Vacuumed out the Van 
Tidied up the Utility Room and Cleaned up the Floor
Cleaned and Decluttered 3/4s of the Garage

How was your week? I'm linking up the Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers, Forever, For Always, No Matter What, Hip Homeschool Hop and Bounce! Check them out for more homeschooling fun!


  1. What a fabulous week in school! I really like your cloud finder! Have a blessed weekend!

  2. What a very busy week! Lots and lots of learning AND lots of time out of the house. I don't know how you do it!

  3. We just watched Nanny McPhee and Nanny McPhee Returns last week :) The first one was better. Thanks for linking up this week you certainly had a lot going on. I can't believe you still have snow! Hope it melts quickly, have a great weekend!

  4. Awesome week!

    My daughter just went geocaching for the first time and had so much fun. It is something I would love to learn more about.

  5. Sam and Mit? from Reader Rabbit? I loved those stories...we had a computer game for awhile. Wow! Your house is busy. I am having such a weird year adjusting to just 1 homeschooling.

    Have a great week!

  6. What a wonderful week. We started geocaching last fall....winter plan on starting now that it is warming up again. It is fun.

    Have a great weekend
    Follower from Weird Unsocialized blog Hop

  7. Great post! Don't you love it when your kid lugs that jar to the store?! I'm always thankful for patient cashiers.

  8. Astronaut school? Do tell...

    We had a movie night last night. Despicable Me was the feature. I LOVE that movie.

  9. You had an awesome week-- all your outside activities sound SOO cool!

  10. Astronaut Training is a vestibular and visual Occupational Therapy program for kids who may benefit from it. It includes spinning and visual exercises timed to music.

  11. Wow! Looks like you had a wonderful week! Brownie sundaes are my weakness ;) Visiting from Jen's hop. Have a great day!


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