Weekly Wrap-Up

Whew!  What a week.  We are all feeling the need for a little break, but we aren’t quite there yet.  However, we did fit some fun into the week to help with our need,

We started the week off at the Banff film festival.  If it travels to your area, I highly recommend that you see it.  The films are great even if you aren’t an avid outdoorsman.

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Sims had a week off of geometry last week, so he was back to the math this week along with the rest of the other crew.  Sawyer is still working through the Life of Fred Pre-Algebra books.  She has one more book to go before the end of the year (I believe it is the Pre Algebra with Economics).  Parks is working with fractions and decimals.  He finished the Life of Fred series.  I am debating whether or not to go ahead and let him start the Fractions book.

The older kids had their usual science classes on Tuesday; Sawyer and Parks had writing class as well.  The weather is finally perking up around here so we struggled through the classes by spending every free moment in between classes outside doing our work at the picnic tables.

On Wednesday, we played hooky from our 4H class and went to the white water center.   We wanted to get Nick a pass for his birthday, so we figured that we would enjoy some outdoor time while we were there.  (I do hate that we missed 4H as they learned how to build a website, but my kids said that they have used the program before.). The kids all busted out some work when we got home from the white water center.  Then we headed out for the art club that Sawyer started.  Sims and I are using the time to work together on writing or what ever he needs some help with.  It has been a nice addition to the schedule.

Thursday was work as usual and a fun birthday celebration (which required some extra home ec as Sawyer baked a pound cake that was delicious!!).  Friday morning, Sims and I headed down to Atlanta where we will be for the weekend.  He is participating in a climbing clinic.  Back at home, Parks and Sawyer worked on their big projects for writing that are due next week!

Oh!  I almost forgot!  Some of the fun parts of homeschooling/unschooling.  Remember our tadpoles that we scooped up last week?  I haven’t mentioned them to the kids.  I have just had them on the counter and have been taking care of them myself.  I noticed a magnifying glass out.  Obviously, the kids are enjoying them after all.  I believe unschoolers call it seeding?  Putting out books/games/activities that will spark interest.  Through some casual conversations, I have learned how much they have observed our little guys!

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