This week’s wrap-up is a two-for-one since I didn’t get around to writing one last week.
In My Life These Last Two Weeks…
My little fifth grader went and turned 11 last week so I just ran out of time for blogging. This week has really been no better on time, as the wee one turned four today, but what can you do? Next week is their party so I’m sure that will be crazy too. lol
Mackenzie got to start her special day with birthday cake batter pancakes for breakfast, open her presents, take a trip to the mall where she surprised us by wanting to get her eyebrows done (for REALZ! Can you believe it? lol I was so thankful that I had brought my camera.) And she ended the day with a delicious dinner at Carrabba’s.
What’s Not Working For Us…
It’s not that there is anything not working for us this week, it’s just that we had planned a Disney Cruise for the family that would have left today. Except that we’re not on it. We found a house that we really, really, really LOVE (as opposed to the townhouse with no yard we currently occupy) so we decided to hold off on the cruise and put the money toward being able to buy the new place. And it’s really cold and rainy today. Boo! Okay, whine over. lol I reserve the right to whine again if I’m not living in a new house within the next ten months. In that case I’ll be taking a two week cruise. lol
In Our Homeschool the Last Couple of Weeks…
We’ve been doing lots and lots of fun science stuff. We’re winding up our unit on blood and it’s been in-ter-est-ing. Apologia science rocks!
We were talking about the importance of iron in your blood and how a lot of foods were iron fortified for this reason. Then we did this really cool, and crazy simple, experiment showing the iron in our food.
She also drew a model of blood. Not as exciting as the model made out of the candy but she still did a good job. And the candy model stuck with her so she was able to draw it lickety-split.
The coolest thing was typing her blood. That’s right, we typed her blood. And I got to poke her with a lancet so she was a tad unnerved at the thought. (And I’m going to admit to being a tad excited because she had been mouthy that day. lol) Of course, it doesn’t really hurt much but she didn’t know that. After you put samples on the designated card spots you have to tilt the card in four directions for 10 seconds each direction. Then you have to compare the results to the samples in the instructions.
It appeared to us that she is O positive. Unless we screwed something up. It was pretty cool.
In other schooling, we are down to just one math program as our review time on the other two is up. She is still enjoying playing Math Rider and I only have one left to finish. Woot! We are loving what we’re reviewing for Bible and our China study is going well. Not only are we enjoying our reading (Eric Liddell, Young Fu and the Upper Yangtze, and God’s Adventurer) but our maps are still accurate. Totally awesome! Way to go Sonlight!!
Places We’re Going…
We went to the symphony this week. It was FAB-U-LOUS!! Especially the last piece.