Friday, April 29, 2011

Weekly Wrap-up: Days 158-161 And the Countdown Begins!

And the countdown begins! 14 more days of FORMAL learning before SUMMER VACATION! We DO enjoy school (most days), but getting outside and experiencing Maine's best weather months are something we ALWAYS look forward to after a cold, snowy winter followed by a wet, muddy spring.
Our Easter Egg Tree
Over the weekend we celebrated Easter (of course). The Easter Bunny brought JUMBO sand pails and snorkle sets for each child. (They'll be carrying their own things to the beach this season! LOL) We dyed eggs, read books about Easter holy days and Easter egg trees (which inspired the kids to make their own Easter egg tree using our indoor Ficus), and made paper bag bunny puppets. And had a nice BBQ dinner. 
S and C with their Dyed and Decorated Eggs
Mr and Mrs Smiley Face Eggs
Over the week we continued to work on completing our curriculum for the year. It isn't easy! We would rather be outside, exploring wooded trails, riding bikes, climbing playground structures, getting soaked and muddy in the brook - Laundry! ((sighs)) - and reading in the hammock under the trees...Oh, wait! We DO that now! LOL  Fortunately as the kids finish something, they double up on something else and they're getting closer and closer to getting things completed.
J Wearing his Snorkle Set
J's List
  • Literature Study: Animal Farm
  • Teaching Textbooks Pre-Algebra
  • Apologia General Science
  • Jumpstart Typing
C List
  • All About Spelling Level 2
  • Handwriting Without Tears Cursive
  • Daily Grams Grade 3
  • Saxon Math 54
  • Apologia Zoology III
S List
  • Hooked on Phonics: Learn to Read
  • Handwriting Without Tears Letters and Numbers for Me
  • Houghton Mifflin Math 1
  • Lakeshore Science File Folder Games Grades 1-2
S Doing Listening Therapy and Playing a Lakeshore Science File Folder Game
Our warmest day of the year thus far arrived on Wednesday - 70 degrees! What a perfect evening for J and A to see a baseball game in the city! And for C, S and I to pick up a pizza and have supper outside! We watched a Rusty Blackbird watch US and the Chickadees and Red-winged Blackbirds fly around with the Spring Peepers doing their "music" in the backyard.

We made a QUICK trip to the island at the end of the week. For my broken tooth. Again. ((sighs)) Never break a tooth!
Yahtzee Competition: J 4 Wins / Mom 2 Wins
Activities this week
Occupational Therapy
Boy Scouts
Portland Seadogs game

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  1. We want out of the house too! It's sooo hard to get things done when the yard is calling to you. Hope your two weeks fly by.

  2. After this long and very cold winter we can't wait to be outside! We received many inches of rain this past week, but it sounds like the weekend is finally supposed to be sunny. We haven't seen 70 yet, except for one crazy beautiful day. It really makes a person appreciate the summer!! I love Yahtzee and used to play it all the time growing up. Your egg tree is super cute and so are your eggs. Ours did not work this year :(
    Thanks for linking up and have a great weekend!

  3. I love your smiley Easter Eggs! We play Yahtzee too, and now we play lots of card games. School is slowing down for us too, with the sunny weather luring us outside!

  4. Looks like a great week to me!

  5. Yahtzee was my mom's favorite game, so we like to play it here too. Those eggs are super cute! I just realized that we missed coloring Easter eggs this year- I don't know how we did that. We don't break completely for summer, but I am so looking forward to some beach time.

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