So we are back to Homeschool today. I wasn't originally planning on taking a Spring Break, but Chelsea had an opportunity to take a trip to the Creation Museum, and we are ahead of schedule for the year anyway, so I decided everyone would take the week off.
The children and I really didn't do a whole lot at all last week. In fact, after getting home from church on Sunday, I didn't even leave the house again until Friday. We had a nice relaxing week. The weather really could've been better, but it will be blazing hot soon enough!
Chelsea enjoyed her trip and when she uploads her pictures, I will post some of them. She got home late Thursday night. Friday, Art and I went out to eat and did some grocery shopping. Saturday it was rainy and miserable all day, so we watched The Hobbit and Rise of the Guardians.
Yesterday Lily (4) decided she was going to swallow a stone. Hopefully it will pass through he system without any problems!
This week, I will be finishing up the Astronomy and Space Unit Study with Anthony and The Letter, Shapes, and Numbers Lapbook with Lily (both from A Journey Through Learning, review posting after Friday.) We will be doing some fun experiments with Supercharged Science. Anthony and Alex will be practicing drilling their Math Facts with Math Rider. We also will be starting a study from Homeschool In the Woods on Great Empires. I am really excited about that!
Now that the new cord has come in for the old laptop, Chelsea can get back to working on her programming skills using Computer Science For Kids. A little more than a week ago, I had one of the boys plug in the laptop and the cord popped, shot sparks out, and split in half! Luckily no one was hurt nothing started on fire, and the computer wasn't damaged. Chelsea also is working on a literature study of The Hobbit.
Our ladybug larvae arrived on Saturday. After the ladybugs grow and change, I will do a blog post about their transformation. In addition to the ladybugs, we still have our aquatic frog, ant farm, 10 goldfish, and a few assorted fish in the aquarium. We still have 4 hens and a rooster and are hoping to hatch some of our own chicks and should be getting new 4 H chickens in a couple of weeks.
We will also be busy this week with soccer 4 days this week, plus a 4 H meeting. I am glad I had last week at home. I hope everyone has a great week!