Friday, June 17, 2011

Weekly Wrap-Up ~ Electric!

Summer is going so great! I am loving it! It does help that I have a driver this summer, so I'm not having to run her around all day every day. She is our social butterfly, never at home! If I don't have something specifically planned, the rest of us don't even leave the house. And that's sometimes for days in a row. ** smile **

What did we do this week?

Monday ~ We went swimming at a friend's. It was great fun! My kids LOVE to swim!

Tuesday ~ We did our weekly trip to town to go to the library and to drop off our recycling. We also ran some errands because it was daddy's birthday and we had a few extra gifts to pick up. Dawson also had some money burning in his wallet (that he had earned the previous week) and needed to get some new video games.

Wednesday ~ We had our Co-op Playgroup. Great fellowship!

Thursday ~ We did a fun science experiment about electric circuits using aluminum foil, batteries and flashlight lightbulbs.

Friday ~ It's currently 2:00 p.m. and the kids are still in their pj's. We are getting ready to get dressed and do our daily reading assignments.

Speaking of our daily reading assignments, they are going excellent!


Brynne has currently independently read 16 books, a couple of which were over 60 pages! She just zips right through them.

Eli has currently independently read 11 books. He has moved up from Super Easy Readers to some longer books, with several sentences on a page and 40-60 pages. It takes him several days to finish one of those books. But, he is always able to narrate back to me what he read on previous days.

Eli has started to show a real interest in science, so I was able to register the two of them for a two-day Mad Science camp in July. They are very excited!

Brynne also loves to watch So You Think You Can Dance with me, and has expressed an interest in dance. So, I am trying to get her into a three-day dance camp based on Angelina Ballerina. If she gets in, I see a ballerina unit in her future!

I spent a good part of yesterday afternoon and this morning working on the second 3-week unit for Dawson's U.S. History curriculum next year. I am loving what I am learning! It's going to be a tough course for him, but at the end of the year I guarantee that kid will be a U.S. History expert!!

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5 comments:

  1. It sounds like your kids love to read. That is one of the best things you can ever instil in them!

    Have a great summer!

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  2. It sounds like your summer has started off QUITE nicely! Some relaxing. Some outside fun. Some school work. And reading!

    Jessy

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  3. So far so good! I love the more relaxed summer school schedule.

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  4. Sounds like you all had a busy week. Getting out ofe PJs around 2:00 p.m. sounds like us. We kid around about PJs being our school uniform, LOL.

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  5. Looks like a really good week. I think we all need a PJ day every once in a while.

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