Monday was 4th of July and daddy had a day off! We stayed home and roasted delicious hot smoes and set off some fire works.
Thursday the girls and I went to an old fashioned 4 h cloverbud picnic. Cloverbuds are 4 hers that are 5-8 years old. They played games like relay races, bean bag toss, and hopscotch. They also read a few Eric Carle. We did not actually have a picnic. We were supposed to eat lunch at the end but the other girls that attended did not bring a lunch, so we just waited and ate on the way home.
Saturday there was a catfish derby for children under 16 at Grandview. There was around 16 children fishing. We caught a bunch of fish. After the first hour we started throwing them back because we already had 30 fish in the cooler. Our biggest fish was 18 inches the winning catfish was a monster at 19.5 inches, Our smallest was 10 inches and the winning smallest was 9.5. The children got little goodie bags with a stringer, some bobbers, a magnet, some fish cards. They had a good time.
We did a little bit of school this week. In VeritasBible,com we did three lessons, completing Jephthah's Foolish Vow and starting Naomi and Ruth.
We started a new Spanish curriculum called For Language For Kids by Kids. The first unit is called Basketballs Aren't for Breakfast. It is an immersion program that has the children watching videos and completing short activities to learn Spanish. The lessons are fairly short and so far we are enjoying it. The curriculum came with stickers and I gave them permission to put some around the house.
Emmie completed two more days of My Father's World Creation from A to Z. She is on the first unit on creation.
They have been doing a lot of reading which makes me so happy!!
I have been in planning mode for next year, making some final decisions, and looking though the curriculum I have to try and figure out exactly how our days are going to run next. There are so many things I want to do, but I also have to be realistic about what we can actually get accomplished without it being overwhelming or stressful for them or me :)
I hope you had a great week!