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Sunday, May 4, 2014

Homeschool Wrap Up Week 34

We had a very busy week this week!

In America the Beautiful we finished up the 80's and started the 90's.  I am hoping to finish up the rest of the book this week if everything goes as planned.  The younger children learned about the search for the city of Cibola and Aztec picture writing. In Apologia Land Animals we are reading the final chapter on Gastropods and Worms.  We will finish the book this week.

We will continue plugging along with Logic of English Essentials, All About Spelling, and Math for the rest of this week.  Then we will take a break from all of that as well.

We will continue on with Apologia's What On Earth Can I Do? for the next couple of weeks.  Nick and Alex are going to work on their Progeny Press Study Guides until they complete them.  Then we will be done with our regular school work until August and only work on some fun stuff and review items over the summer!

Monday we had Rocket Club.  It was too windy to launch rockets, but we had a great time at our potluck picnic!




Tuesday the puppy had to go to the vet for some shots.  I loaded all the children up to go with me.  The younger ones thought it was a great adventure.  Our puppy has gained 7 lbs in 3 weeks!  She is getting really big.


Wednesday I had to take Nick to his confirmation class.  Our church has 8 weeks of classes for those who are getting ready to join the church.  So far he has completed 5 weeks of classes.

Thursday was our long awaited field trip to the zoo!  My children have been asking and asking when we could go again.  I thought it would be a great way to finish up our Land Animal Study so I set up a field trip with some homeschool friends.  The group rate is half of what it costs for regular admission and it's always more fun with friends!  The zoo was pretty crowded as there were a lot of school groups that day, but the only time it really affected us was when we were getting snacks at the cafe.  The weather was beautiful and the children had a great day!  We did have a bit of a scary moment or two when Christian lost his buddy and ended up staying back at the penguins while the rest of the group had moved on, but we found him again after only a few minutes (thank you Lord) and although he was a little scared he was ok.  I felt terrible and so did his buddy but we were just glad to have him back and hope it never happens again!

I did not take very many pictures of animals since Alex took pictures of all of them.  Last time we took all of his pictures and created a photo book out of them.  We will probably do that again this time.

Snacking in the cafe

Snacking in the cafe

Lily

Savannah, Emmie, Lily, Christian

Savannah, Christian, Zia

Anthony

Christian

this bear had OCD he kept doing the same thing the same way over and over

This monkey could've entertained them for hours!  He kept doing tricks.

Group shot
naked mole rat the kids thought these were really cool

We usually miss the eagles when we are there but we saw them this time

the penguins are everyone's favorite


Friday we had to do some grocery shopping.  Then Chelsea took her road test.  We had to run home to get her homeschool paperwork because she needed it to go and get her license.  She is very excited to be driving on her own!  She started a part time job at Sonic last week and I am glad too that she can drive herself back and forth to work now.  Only 2 weeks til graduation!


I hope you had a great week in your homeschool!
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