Sometimes you need a bit of a quiet weekend, especially after the last month or so of go go go. The twins are still set on playing and collecting Pokemon cards. They have quite the personal stash going and are doing amazing at keeping their cards in their boxes and actually trying to play the game properly. I do believe they have even stopped the copious amounts of cheating! Which means soon we should be able to head to the local comic book store (The Source, though it is so much more than a comic book store) when they have gaming table set up. Emanuel cannot wait to read well enough to be able to start his own collection.
Miss Echo has resurrected her love of her Little People sets… it is quite the sight to see her drag all her sets and toys and the bucket they go into out into the living room to play. Always this must be done ALL BY HERSELF.
All too soon it was back to the daily grind. But first we had to have a discussion about what we wanted to be for Halloween. After all costume creation is never overnight. I do love hearing their crazy and not so crazy ideas, though Zander has opted to recycle last year’s costume and be a ninja two years running.
We have thrown ourselves into our new curriculum books with Echo the ever diligent supervisor.
We have begun our series of volcano learning. The goal for the twins now is to have them cherry pick their own special facts and information from tv while they watch it and record it themselves. The idea of sifting through something to find the important bits. Volcanoes is definitely a SLOOOOW unit, potentially structured over two months. We started with Magic School Bus and their visit to a volcano.
Even Echo got a turn at the worksheets. She uses her pencil with gusto!
Art for Kids (link on right) have changed things up and now are doing a once a week email out to those who subscribe where you get a few of their art instructions in a printable format. The link is good for a week and then gone. I would totally recommend you sign up. These instructions are great for any age!
We are having a bit of a teacher assistant situation going on lately. The twins have become amazing helpers!
This week we also saw off our scout for his second year of scouting!! How exciting. Note the badges sewn on AND the new neckerchief!
The boys got brand new tshirts in the mail from Gammie! They had to strike a pose and take a photo!
On Friday Renee and Jeffrey collected us (minus Echo) and we headed over to the Speltz family home. A hobby farm! We were spoiled rotten with a puppy to play with and vegetables to pick… Thank you so much to Mr. and Mrs. Speltz for the veggies, especially the hand chosen pumpkins! And Renee for the trip!
We got a few green pumpkins that Trinity has guessed with take TWENTY days to turn orange (I am rather certain it will be more than that but what a fun experiment!).
Copious amounts of carrots has us ready to make freezer carrots and enjoy the fresh veg on an everyday basis.
Later in the day Trinity and I walked down the street to a local garage sale. I love it when they are in the neighbourhood.
We ended our week with a birthday cheesecake for Baba and a group of worn out dirty kids. Showers all round and bed! What a week!
I don’t comment much, Lisa, but I know what a difficult time we had with Sarah when we tried homeschooling her you make it look easy. I know differently.
Awww thanks Lyn. It can be quite the struggle. I just keep my chin up and keep going.