Saturday, April 5, 2014

Homeschool Week in Review: Field Trip and Science Fair

Looking back, this was a much busier week than I thought it would be. 
Tuesday was April Fool's Day and all of the kids had Dentist appointments. (That's kinda funny in itself...) I tried to talk my oldest into wearing gross, fake teeth to her appointment but she wouldn't go for it.  Instead she said I could send a picture of her to her grandparents showing her "clean" teeth.  At the very least, I was amused. ;)


In general this week, we continued with Easy Peasy All-in-One-Homeschool and Chalk Preschool.  We created some fun, simple crafts and activities like making an April journal cover and planting some seeds.  And  I am trying to continue on with some of our Read-Aloud books, Hymn Study, and Spanish.  They ended up getting dropped due to us trying to sell our house and between packing, Open Houses, and showing the house we had to minimize school some.  We still haven't sold the house but we have settled into this new routine and can add some things back in.

 Extra Activities

-Science Fair
We are participating in our first ever Science Fair!  Hopefully we make a decent showing.  The topic we chose is "How Do Raindrops Affect Rocks?". We found an experiment in the book "Janice VanCleave's Rocks and Minerals" that consists of dripping water drops onto a small mound of flour to show how particles of rocks are displaced by raindrops.
  This week we completed the experiment, looked up what rain- weathered rocks look like, found some real examples and worked on the display. 

-Field Trip
Thursday we went on a field-trip to the Police Station.  We had a very large group and I helped out with the baby to 2 yr old group.  They didn't understand much but my little guy loved the patrol car.  

-Co-op, among other things...
On Friday we went to Co-op and then went to a play called Chasing Charming that was put on by the local college.  The kids loved the play and it was a good introduction to sitting through a play.  It was short, lively and funny. They enjoyed meeting the actors afterwards as well. We didn't get any pictures of the play, but I did get some neat pictures of the kids exploring a really neat brick sculpture that we found on the way back to our car.  :)
Trying out the couch...

We all needed a nap by this time!

Re-enacting a scene from Tangled.

 And that was our week!  We accomplished a lot and had a lot of fun!  What did you do this week?

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