Friday, May 13, 2011

Weekly Wrap-up: Wrapping Up! And Continuing to Incubate!

Our 7th year of homeschooling is complete...almost! We have a few more days to finish up, but some fun, educational field trips in June will take care of that. It's been a year of curriculum trial-and-error, good days and frustrating days, and a lot of learning! And now it's SUMMER VACATION and SCHOOL PLANNING. Bring on the new curriculum! LOL
S Reads ALL These Readers Now!
We continued to incubate our 4 chicken eggs, recording temperature and humidity levels and turning the eggs manually throughout each day. And we were able to see the air sac, chalazea, and the membrane inside an egg when making breakfast sandwiches one morning. 8 more days!
Eggs Inside the Incubator with Humidity Gauge
We were REALLY excited to see some new birds visit our feeders - 8 new species this month already! Check out this male wood duck! Isn't he cool?
My kids do chores everyday. We all pitch in to get what we can each day, but especially on busy days when together we can accomplish more. One of C's chores this week was to brush our Golden Retriever. I had to share these photos - she was one H-A-P-P-Y retriever! LOL
There's nothing like sitting through a 2 1/2 hour long softball game when it's 40 degrees, breezy AND raining! Brrrr! C had 2 games this week and a practice.
C Reading After a Shower
J's Accomplishments
Teaching Textbooks Pre-Algebra
Jumpstart Typing
Chicken Study

C's Accomplishments
Daily Grams
All About Spelling
Reading Comprehension workbook
Chicken Study
C with Their Home Depot and Lowe's Building Projects
S's Accomplishments
Hooked on Phonics: Learn to Read
Houghton Mifflin Math
Language Arts File Folder Games
Chicken Study

Home Depot Kid's Workshop
Lowe's Build and Grow Workshop
Boy Scouts
Softball Practice and Game
Occupational Therapy
Boy Scout Camping Trip
Hanging out with Friends

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  1. That dog!!!! Awesome photos!!

    We found a duck foating in our pool last Sunday morning. We can find frogs at times, but this was a first :)

    Have a wonderful weekend!

  2. What a wonderful week! So many great things. The happy dog pictures are priceless!

  3. What a great week! That is one happy dog too! Lol I love how you post the out and about things too. I may have to "borrow" that idea.

  4. Love the duck photo and I love golden retrievers - such good dogs. Thanks for linking up this week, enjoy the rest of the weekend!

  5. Yay for being almost done!!!! I wish we were too.. It doesn't help that we are about to travel for the next 2-3 weeks, and a part of that will be without internet, grr... But we'll get there too :)
    Oh, and I hear you on those freezing baseball games, some evenings I almost didn't believe it was May as I sat there with my winter jacket & boots and still freezing, lol!!

  6. Hi! Found your blog via the HHH. :-) What great photos!

    It certainly is exciting thinking about all of the curriculum choices for next year. I can't wait! (but, we need to finish up with this year first, lol)

    I love the crafts that your kids made at Home Depot and Lowe's. I have to my kids back there on Saturday mornings. They always had a good time.

    Kudos to having your kids do chores! Many children don't know what it is to contribute to their households.

    The egg hatching looks awesome. Wow! What a great experience for your kiddos.

    Have a great day and God bless! Lisa


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