Or so it seems to me, this is again an odd congolomeration of a couple of weeks because I forgot to add stuff in last week, and they’re fun pictures. Aaaaaaand we’re off!
We started off with a field trip day to celebrate “Not Back to School.”
The kids loved playing at Zilker park with no time restraints. I loved the ideas they came up with. The sticks became part of a very elaborate town they created. The fire truck became the basis for all sorts of different games. It was a blast. We didn’t end up going on the train because we timed our attempt wrong, so instead we headed off to:
The Children’s Museum, for our last trip there until it reopens in a new location in a few months. The kids loved playing with all of the different exhibits. It amuses me how their favorite exhibit visit after visit is the train table and the giant play kitchen with ALL THE PRETEND FOOD. We spend at least 30 minutes there every time. I really hope the new museum has another play kitchen and another inventing room because those were my kids favorite rooms.
We’ve been using our NuYear Calendar for Math almost every day, more on that next week (on Thursday I think, I’m trying to plan ahead a bit more in my writing too, it sometimes works).
We learned about the Sumerians and created several Ancient Sumerian activities. The kids loved getting an excuse to use Legos in school.
We started our study of bones with making a play dough bone. The kids thought that was the best study ever.
The kids enjoyed making a new round of duct tape weapons for their first week of history co-op (I figure this will let us act out and show what the different fighting styles were like).
I picked up a couple of reading helps for Batman. They’re two different sizes, the smaller yellow one works better. I think the color works better for him, and it only shows one row at a time. It’s helping him track where he is on the page better, and provides a color cue. I picked mine up at Lakeshore Learning when I stopped by to do some laminating.
I am routinely amused at what Princess brings to entertain herself while at her brother’s Kung Fu class. This time she brought a pencil box of scrap paper, a jar of colored pencils, and happily sat there creating tickets from all of those scraps to make different games to play with me.
I absolutely adore this silly montage of pictures I got of Batman and Princess cuddling with me. I’m not sure where Superman was at that time, but these pictures just make me smile.
I found these giant cans of tomatoes at Sams when we went there the other day, I’m gonna use them to make spaghetti sauce, but I have to admit, at the very least I got them because I was tempted by what we could make with these giant cans……. Or build!
We’ve been listening to the Lord of the Rings at night for our family read aloud, and the kids have been loving it. They are eagerly looking forward to finishing it so they can watch the movies.
Oh, and the kids quite amused me by eagerly and happily licking the beaters when I made MASHED POTATOES, I don’t get that many eager kids when I make cookies to lick the beaters, but mashed potatoes, they’re gone like that.
We made 5 pounds of potatoes for lunch that day, just for our family. Here’s what’s left at the end:
Not much, is it? Superman LOVES loves loves mashed potatoes, and eats it by the pound. At least he’s crazy about a relatively cheap food to make.
So that’s our week in random picture collages. I’ve got my dress pretty much done, just a hem or two to go, but the kids apparently didn’t find my sewing as amusing to take pictures of as they did my cutting out fabric. I’ll be glad to get it done, then on to the next project: Princess’ flower girl dress mock up.
Anyone have any suggestions for fitting in spelling tests? I keep forgetting to have our spelling test each week.
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