Friday, July 15, 2011

Weekly Wrap-Up ~ Yes, UP!

** If you are visiting here from Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers, you might have noticed that I misspelled my own blog name. I really do know how to spell "excellence."

This week we got back to our reading schedule. Well, for a couple of days anyway. We had been off for a couple of weeks with travel and other activities and so Monday was a bear of a day! On Tuesday, though, we seemed to have our groove back. Things were definitely looking up!

Tuesday we took a quick trip to the water park. It was almost too hot to go, so we made sure we got there right when it opened and only spent two hours in the blazing heat! Although the kids did hit all the slides, they spent the majority of their time scaling the rock wall. They tried their hardest to get up to the top! 

On Wednesday we had our Homeschool Co-op Playgroup. I love, love, love these times together! We actually had some time that day to be able to talk about the book we have been reading, Seasons of a Mother's Heart by Sally Clarkson. I feel like we are learning so much, not only from the book, but from each other! The real upside is that through these get-togethers I have made some amazing friends!

Each time we get together we do some kind of craft. It always seems that the moms get into it more than the girls! We just can't help ourselves! This week the kids made capes out of men's t-shirts. What a great craft and how much fun! My kids are always tying blankets around their necks as capes and often play super heroes. Now they have their own personalized capes and I will be hearing lots of, "up, up and away!"

 On Thursday and Friday, Eli and Brynne participated in a Mad Science two-day camp. On Thursday they got to experience chemistry with the upward projectory of a baking soda and vinegar volcano. And then on Friday they watched as their rockets propelled up, up, and further up into the sky! Additionally they learned other aspects of chemistry and secret messages. And they made crystals, slime, rock candy and rubber band propelled spaceships.

It was another fun and educational summer week! Next week I hope to get to our Sunflower study. We are having some friends over on Wednesday, so I might pick up some pastels and put the kids to work sketching.

See what other summer fun is going on at Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers. Some families are back to full-time school! We have one month left of summer break. Soaking in every minute.


  1. We're hoping to get to the waterpark at least once this summer. (We have 2 free passes, so at least some of us are covered.) It's ALWAYS so crowded though!

    LOVE the capes! What a GREAT idea! I'll have to look through DHs old t-shirts and re-purpose them! LOL My youngest would have a blast making it!

    And yes, I'm worried about those Robin fledglings, but they're gone. We couldn't find them in the woods and the parents are gone as well so maybe they're off somewhere else. I hope.

  2. You've definitely had a lot up at your house this week. ;-) The water/rock climbing wall looks like fun. My kids would love that.

    And, if it makes you feel any better, I've misspelled my blog name before, too. ;-) Sometimes that whole "i-before-e" thing trips me up.

  3. Wow! That science day camp looks like so much fun. My boys would love the rocket part.

    I love those capes! Such a great project! It's nice that you have a supportive group of fellow homeschoolers that you can meet with.

  4. The Mad Science camp looks like a lot of fun, what a great idea!

    Enjoy soaking up your summer :).


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