Saturday, March 14, 2009
Weekly wrap up -- March 13
Wow! What a week! Last week I stayed off my computer by choice and enjoyed lots of extra this, among other things:
This week I stayed off the computer by force . . . lots of activities throughout the week and part of a day with our phone and internet down.
Quick sum up of last week . . . We have enjoyed checking out programs offered by local park districts. These are often free or very inexpensive and are great for a short field trip to break up the week.
The Three Bears exhibit compared the polar bear, the brown bear and the grizzly bear with lots of information about each one.
They had engaging books to read with the kids, height comparison charts,
samples of fur, bones, and scat (fake), and even a Geosafari game to test your knowledge.
We enjoyed some beautiful weather before a dip back into winter this week, and ended the week with snow cones on the porch.
This week the kids finished up their pinewood derby cars for Thursday night's race.
None of them placed, but I thought they turned out really well and they all had lots of fun enjoying the event and seeing all the other cars.
We also hosted the monthly Keeper's Club. My parents led the meeting with a detailed look at seeds and gardening.
My mom enjoys plants and working the soil and shared so much information about seeds, plants, composting, and a variety of other related topics. I saved her notes and will type them up here in the future. Lots of great tips for gardening!
They brought a variety of seed samples for the kids to look at and sort through . . . milk weed, silver dollar plants, beets, carrots, hollyhocks, carrots, dill, chives, and many more. The kids sorted them into milk cartons and labeled them to take with them.
My kids enjoyed showing off their plants --
We will be taking next week off mostly for our spring break since my husband is off work. We still have co-op on Monday, but other than that we look forward to a relaxing week together.
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