We went on a fun camping trip with our friends! Our second camping trip but this one lasted two days!
|Cooking popcorn over the fire.|
|All the kids|
|Went into town to have pizza on our last day|
|The men working hard|
|Electronics in the woods|
|They did it!|
|My son braving it|
|Me cooking breakfast|
|All of us|
|Sissy and me|
And of course the cute baby photo.
This week went so much better than last week as far as homeschooling goes. I relaxed a little more and did things more to my kids learning styles - which means we watched more learning videos and did more hands on things and we read less. I realize reading less and homeschooling don't always mix but I do what works for us.
This week we watched a video about explorers. We watched Animated Heroes Christopher Columbus (rented from the library). We did a detecting the magnetic field experiment and made our own compasses with my free trial of Supercharged Science. We did a compass experiment where I hid some coins in the yard and gave the kids how many feet they were to go in a certain direction and gave them a compass and a tape measure and helped them find it. We read a few pages out of a book about each of the men we studied as well.
We did a little bit of art - drawing strawberries and bananas.
|This was us making our own compasses|
|The painful art class - he doesn't love art|
|She is drawing a banana|
|We are making boats - as we learned about Christopher Columbus this week.|
|The Nina The Pinta and the Santa Maria|
|He is mapping the route|
And after two caches my kids were begging to go to the park so we went and since all of the kids are in school around here we had the park to ourselves.
And of course this park has sand in it so why not fill your shoes with sand?
Or bury yourself in sand?
How was your week?