Friday, August 31, 2012

Weekly Wrap-Up: The One with a Visitor or Three

There wasn't much going on in the way of formal schooling this week. My sister and her family were in town so we did a lot of hanging with them.

We went to The Mariner's Museum on one of the rainy days. My nephew, 15, is very into that sort of thing so it was a good fit for him. My sister enjoyed wrecking havoc and taking goofy pictures with us. Goofy pictures at Mariners is a tradition for us and our friends. It was good to see that my sister could hang with the "big dogs" like us. It's very important to me that you're willing to do whatever it takes to get the shot. lol

And I saw some scrimshaw (art on a whales tooth) that I hadn't noticed on any of my other trips here. We're starting a lesson on whales so I took a picture of it. lol

We even let them drag us to the beach. On the main strip. With all the annoying tourists. It was a bit of a rainy type of day so the crowds weren't bad. I bought the girls boogie boards and Mackenzie is quite good at it. So we're going to to the beach again tomorrow with some friends. We have to get our $6.99 worth out of those boards.

We also took them to Water Country because that's just a good time. I didn't take any pictures except for some crappy ones with my phone. But fun was had by all. Our friends met us up there so Kayleigh had her bff there and she loved that. And I had someone to sit in the kiddie area with me while everyone else rode the rides.

When they left we did some school lite. Mackenzie didn't do much more then finish up what we didn't get to on Friday and continued on with math and science. Kayleigh finished her Friday work and did a little more LA.

I had her do a cut and paste craft with her memory verse from last week. Just cause Colossians 3:20 is a favorite of mine. ;o) And she worked on her All About Reading lessons went on to 'd'. We made Dd shaped cookies out of cookie Dough just for fun. And cuz we like cookies.  We also did a sink/float activity to go along with something we were reading with Sonlight. Kayleigh insisted that everything was going to float. She was correct 2 out of 8 times. lol


I'd like to say that we'll get in a full week next week but that would be a big 'ole lie. We start music classes up again and we have our annual "Not-Back-to-School" outing to celebrating the PS kids going back to school and clearing out of our favorite hang outs.

What's been going on in your homeschool?

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Linking to the Weekly Wrap-Up, Preschool Corner, Homegrown Learners, and Homeschool Mother's Journal

11 comments:

Our Side of the Mountain said...

I like that - celebrating Back-to-School by going places that aren't jam-packed anymore! We're looking forward to the state parks and lakes near us to not be swarmed by tourists. It's nice to go and be only one family of a few!

Looks like a fun family week! We won't get in a full first week either as I'm organizing a Back-to-School lake day with free curriculum swap on Friday (if the weather is good).

Beth said...

It's nice to spend time with family!

Mary said...

It's always fun to entertain visitors- sounds like a fun week - especially the water park!

Mary said...

It's always fun to entertain visitors- sounds like a fun week - especially the water park!

Moniksca said...

What a great week, looks like a lot of fun.

Traci's Teaching Times said...

It is always so much fun to get together with your family and just let the cousins enjoy one another. Sounds like you guys did just that.

Traci's Teaching Times said...

It is always so much fun to get together with your family and just let the cousins enjoy one another. Sounds like you guys did just that.

Ms. B. said...

Sounds like a great week - life is full of learning opportunities even when we're having fun with aunties and family!

Jennifer aGlimpseOfOurLife said...

I like your goofy picture best, then the whale tooth art which I'd not heard of before.
With the hurricane changing things up around here in a big way, Monday was the only normal school day for us at all this week. Maybe next week we will get more work done.

LaDonna said...

Sounds like you had a really fun week. We spent ours at the beach and at the fair. Our favorite thing about back to school is that we get the public pools and parks to ourselves. :)

Kelli Becton said...

I adore your pictures - sounds like a lovely week to me!

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