Sunday, April 17, 2011

Weekly Wrap-Up: The One with Lots of Extra Fun

We had a busy, busy week!   We had a field trip scheduled and an impromptu trip to the circus.  Plus school.  Shew!!

Only 5 weeks left in math and language arts.  So excited!!  A little longer in history but I imagine that it will go fast because Mackenzie is really into what we're studying (WW2) and has been reading ahead almost every day.  Plus she's been reading extra books on top of that.

 Science will take us the longest to complete because we had to put our insect study on hold due to the insane weather.   Plus, I have a science unit I need to review, so that will hold us off a bit too.

But in exciting science news, I order our painted lady butterfly larva, ladybug larva, and a praying mantis egg case and they've arrived.  Woot!!   And even more exciting!!  I found a site where you can order monarchs and milk weed plants.  So they're on they're way.  I ordered some milk weed seeds too so I can just plant milk weed and get monarchs to study that way.

Our insect zoo in it's current state

Ladybug larva look nothing like ladybugs

On Wednesday we went to Fort Monroe to visit the Casemate Museum and then spent the afternoon at the Mariner's Museum.  I'm sad to say that the city of Hampton is planning on leveling Fort Monroe.  Such a shame as it has many beautiful and historical buildings.




Edgar Allan Poe was stationed here


Here's where they kept Jefferson Davis after the war

His cell

The US flag they hung in his cell to mock him. LOL


We spent the afternoon at the Mariner's Museum.  I didn't take a ton of pictures, as we saw the Monitor and Merrimac exhibit again.  It was just as fab the second time.  If you're ever in the area, you shouldn't miss it.  Awesome!

Our crew ready for a scavenger hunt that the museum provides.

It includes these awesome hats

Woot!  Some school work disguised as fun.




Designing their own ironclad

Standing aboard a Monitor replica
And we went to the circus.  Woot!









And that was our week.  We're going to start off next week with a trip to Busch Gardens.  Check out other Wrap-Ups over at Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers.


3 comments:

Our Side of the Mountain said...

How fun! We haven't been to the circus in years and year and years! Astronaut Training is spinning and visual therapy timed to music to help vestibular (balance) and visual processing (tracking). It's similar to some of the training that Astronauts do.

Jessy

Silvia said...

What a fantastic week! Oh, your oldest daughter with that hat looked beautiful.
I love your insect zoo too!
I'm glad I found you in the blogs.
silvia

Ritsumei said...

That looks wonderful! We had a bunch of extra fun this week too. Messes with the schedule, but it sure is nice for a change of pace, and I gree, it's wonderful when learning is fun!

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