Saturday, June 15, 2013

Weekly Highlights ~ Making Kites and Taking it Easy After our Vacation

June 3 - June 7

We got back from six days in the Smoky Mountains just thirty minutes before midnight Saturday night. It took a couple of days for us to unwind and rest from our vacation. I'll have an update on our trip, soon. I'm almost finished writing about Day #1.

So this week it was nice to sit back and take a break. We read a lot in our new read aloud, Little House in the Big Woods. Since we stayed in a log cabin deep in the woods during our trip, I thought this would be a great time to begin reading this classic, again. We are nearly half way through.

I read the whole series to Caraline when she was in first grade. The boys were too young, but now they are the perfect age! And Caraline is enjoying hearing these sweet tales again. The boys are loving it, too!

Mail!

We received two review packages in the mail while we were gone. One is Awana Homeschool for each child! Our family is involved in Awana through our church and to be able to pour through the At Home materials over the next few weeks is going to be so exciting! 

 Each little one (and Mommy) has already completed a week's worth of sections and memory verses!

This is the second review item we received  Classical Conversations: Prescripts Cursive Words and Drawing.  Caraline has pulled this workbook out everyday on her own. Practicing cursive and the drawing activities are fun to my sweet girl! 
 One of Jonathan's favorite past times is to dig for worms ~ anything creepy crawly really. He was recently on the hunt when exclaimed in his adorable voice, "No worm can escape from the Jonafin!" Hilarious. And I must admit, this is true. He is a very skilled earthworm hunter. He's collecting the bigger ones into an old water table. We are going to go fishing with his catch.



Supercharged Science's e-Camp opened this week. The unanimous vote was to begin learning all about kites in the Kites Dynamics Lab. We made bat kites! It doesn't have to have wind to fly. The kids are loving this class. They can't wait to make a kite that will lift them off the ground. We just need pretty strong winds for that one to happen.

Near the end of the week we got into the Rocketry Lab. Ryan was memorized. We've since ordered an Estes Alpha Rocket and kit! He is so excited!!!



Ryan was the first to get his bat kite the highest!

 Caraline got the hang of it, too!


And boy did Jonathan think it was cool!! He made this one nearly all by himself!

 Caraline decided to try a glue and sand art project.
 Refilling the sandbox was one of our best decisions! Our sweet ones have spent hours playing in this little square!
Our girl Sandy loves to join in the fun, too. I love how she has to be touching someone when she sits. Notice her hind leg on Jonathan's.

 The kids discovered this strange insect. We thought it was a spider at first, but after closer inspection he has six legs and antennae. We didn't get too close - he looks ready to sting. We still don't know what this guy is - do you?
 The little ones (Mom and Dad, too!) have loved playing this review item from  Bird Cage Press for the past several weeks.
 And I'll leave you with this cute little picture of Betsy snuggled with Ariel, Caraline's cheetah cub. 

We are linking our Weekly Highlights with our friends at Homegrown Learners' Collage Friday, Weird,Unsocialized Homeschoolers' Weekly Wrap-Up and Great Peace Academy's This Week.
Homegrown Learners

This Week @ Great Peace Academy



~ Hope

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  1. Ok 2 funnies after reading this post.
    1. I too have a son named Jonathan.
    2. Just last week we found a nest of eggs while on a nature hunt for insect eggs and this same insect was hatching out of those eggs. Have a photo of it on my blog. Here is the link: http://www.greatpeaceacademy.com/2013/06/this-week-perimeter-bugs.html

    Plus, I'm now hosting a NEW Week in Review Link Up and would love for you to join me.

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    1. This is too cool! I took a look at your insect picture and it is amazing. It's super awesome to see the eggs this guy and his buddies hatched from!

      I tried to link to your Week in Review and it's not showing my submission. Let me know what I need to do to try again.

      Thanks for visiting and... I found more similarities, too. I shared them on you bugs post =)

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