Thursday, September 10, 2009

Weekly Wrap Up – September 11

What a week! I thoroughly enjoy finding ourselves back in the swing of things, with next week adding back the final regular features of our homeschool schedule (ballet, gym and swim, and our monthly Keepers and Contenders club).



This week, we got lots of solid school work accomplished and had a lot of fun around the edges, too.
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Started with a family trip to a butterfly house. If you haven’t gone to one recently, pack up your kids and find one before the cool temperatures end this fun experience for another year. The small structure we visited had about 250 butterflies, including I think 200 or more Monarchs. Beautiful images though with the contrasting and coordinating flowers.

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For History with my kids I have switched to Mystery of History 3 for the time being. We might just stay there for the year. I LOVE IT! Review to come next month sometime. I don’t know why I didn’t buy this when it first caught my interest a couple years ago. Oh well, at least we can enjoy it now.

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Remote control airplane outing with the students from the school we live at. First a demonstration of the planes and how they work. Servos, remotes, flaps, and lots of amazing details.


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My kids got to even get their hands on a buddy remote and “control” the plane for a few passes and loops and rolls. Quite a treat.

Other blips:


- AWANA started, lots of insanity, but lots of fun for all the kids, too.


- Chicks need to go to the farm soon, but we are having a hard time figuring out how to say goodbye


- Listening to Felicity when out and about on audio book, a good story, and one we all enjoy


- Amazed at my four year old learning to read. I don’t know why I waited so long with my others! Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons makes it so easy.

Enjoyed part of Disney’s Earth for our family movie night this week. One segment which brought lots of shrieks can be found in this You Tube video, at least for now. Those snippets of family time that are somewhat hard to come be in this season.

This weekend officially starts soccer season and also holds the used clothing sale that I buy and sell at twice a year. Always looking forward to that!

Kind of an unorganized wrap-up, but kind of the way the week has gone as well. Productive, but all over the place!



See how others wrap up their week.

8 comments:

AF Wife99 said...

Looks like a lot of fun. The butterflies are so much fun. Plus model airplanes! Keeping busy, aren't you! Thanks for sharing your week.

Weird Unsocialized Mom said...

We *love* our local butterfly house. My older dd and I could stay in there for hours.

SmallWorld at Home said...

I loved Teach Your Child to Read. I wish I had another one around to teach!

Last year we had the author of Mystery of History come to speak to our support group. She was so wonderful! If I wasn't so totally happy with Sonlight I'd certainly switch!

5intow said...

AF Wife, yes it was lots of fun. I know sometimes we keep too busy, but before long we'll be snow bound and bored, so I guess we best make the most of it.

Kris, glad to hear others enjoy the butterflies as well. Having someone to share it with makes it even better.

SmallWorld, You can start teaching other people's kids now, right? :-) Glad to hear you enjoyed a time with the MOH author, that would be wonderful. It is good to know what you love and be able to use it.

Thanks, everyone, for stopping in!
~Erin

Shannon said...

My daughter was only allowed "to look and not touch" daddy's RC airplane. Of course, that was a few years ago, but how neat it would have been if we had a buddy remote.

Sarah@HomeschoolinRealLife said...

I've gotta find out if there's a butterfly house near me!

Cheryl@SomewhatCrunchy said...

I love the butterfly house, we've only been once though. My boys would love the remote control airplanes! What fun!

Kristenph said...

What a great week! We've been to several different butterfly houses. I love them too. I have heard a lot of great things about Mystery of History too. I was hoping to review it, but it wasn't meant to be:) I'll be waiting for your review.