Friday, March 25, 2011

Wrapping Up Our Week 3/24/11



~ On My Mind ~

Even though we had a good week, I'm still excited to know that we have only 8 weeks to go till summer vacation!

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~ Our highlights from the week ~

History

Probably the most fun this week. 

Ester began her 4th quarter study on Texas.  I've added some new books to this unit...


The Heinemann State Studies is an excellent series for children in grades 3-5.   The Texas book was a cute one that was filled with fun facts that are easy and interesting to know.  These books can be found representing all the states, if not most.

i.e. The horned lizzard is the Texas state reptile.  Did you know it can squirt blood from its eyes?!?! 

FYI alert:

Speaking of books...while at Barnes and Noble....I was told homeschoolers, with their membership card, can participate in the Educator Appreciation Days, April 9-17th!  A special 25% discount!!!  Get your membership card if you do not already have one!

Science

*At the beginning of the semester, Mabel started science (she did history for the first semester).  She is loving it and has worked with planets, color (prisms/rainbows) and now magnets.  She and David have some fun magnet experiments coming up this weekend.

 (And since it is basic and fun, Stan follows her and does whatever experiments she is doing.)

*Sally started health this quarter.  I'll put up more on that next week.

Religion

*Mabel is really enjoying studying about the Sacrament of Reconciliation.  She is anticipating seeing Father within the next few weeks.

*Starting to formulate plans for Sally's Confirmation preparation.  A friend and I are gathering information before speaking with Father.  I'm so thankful that he is pro-home school.  Amen!

*I need to call Father and see if our home school kids can have our own private Stations of the Cross.  The time he has set up is for the public and is not "school hours".  Hopefully, it'll all work out?

Extra Curricular

*Oil painting had to be rescheduled for next week. 

*Little Flowers/Little Woman's Hospitality program was on Wednesday.  (It will be my turn to teach LF's in April - Loyalty will be the theme - )

*Choir practice for the girls. 

*Stan and I had a Mommy/Son date Thursday night.  I'll be sure to post about our "colorful" night this weekend!

*Kid swap Friday afternoon....Stan went to "their" house to be with the boys...."their" girls came to our house to hang with Sally, Ester, and Mabel.

First Aid

Mabel was stung in the hand Thursday afternoon.  Wanted me to tell you all :(

Please feel welcome to join in the fun at Jen's Forever, For Always, No Matter What.

~ Patty ~

4 comments:

  1. Love that Mabel wanted you to share that! Future blogger?
    I was so incredibly tempted to request "home school CCD"; there was a point when I thought I could do a better job than what the boys were getting by going to the school once/week.
    Can't wait to hear about your date!

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  2. Sounds like a lovely week except for Mabel's sting.

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  3. Ouch! Tell Mabel I hope her hands feels better.

    Sounds like a full week! Those state study books look very cool- I am going to check and see if they have one for CA.

    Most churches in our area are fine with respectful groups coming in to do the stations on their own- hopefully, you will find the same.

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  4. You guys have really been moving along at a good pace this year, only 8 more weeks until summer break?! Wow! That state study looks great, the kids really enjoyed getting the TX postcards!

    Thanks for linking up this week and have a great weekend!

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