Sunday, October 16, 2011

Weekly Wrap-Up ~ Fossils

When I think about the past week, I only think two things: Dang, another week has whizzed by and I'm exhausted; and, Fossils.

We had kind of a different week this week. It's so great when an opportunity comes up (especially when it's FREE), that is about something we haven't really studied much. Then I can take that thing and work it into a unit. This was an unexpected unit on Fossils because we had the opportunity to tour the Tulsa Geoscience Center on Wednesday. So, Dawson and I took a breather from Cells to study about the relationship between fossils and solar energy (we were going to do more with solar energy, but ran into a glitch when his solar kit we purchased was missing a couple of important parts). And Brynne and I chose not to start our Fall science unit and, instead, to focus on learning about Fossils.

We were out of the house all day Wednesday, and then again all day Friday (to go on a field trip to the zoo with Eli). With our short day on Monday, because of Dawson's guitar lessons, that only left Tuesday and Thursday to do book work at home. It was a steady week for both kids doing grammar, reading, writing, math, typing/computer, critical thinking, copywork, and history lessons. We chose not to do any art again this week, and won't next week either because of Fall Break. We will resume art in two weeks.

We made many kinds of fossils. Some with bread and gummy fish, some with clay and white glue, some at the geoscience center with plaster, and some with magic clay. We also did some rubbings and Brynne played a fun dino digging game on the computer.

Brynne also spent some time doing some Columbus Day activities, including watching a really good animation on Youtube.

Yeah, I think that's all I got for you this week. It was a great week, just not our normal five-day-a-week-do-school-at-home kind of week. It was an explore-great-opportunities-and-love-life kind of week.

Next week we have another strange week. We have a Co-op make-up day on Monday, and I will teach my Continent Crossers class while Brynne has P.E. and Choir, then Dawson will have guitar in the afternoon. Tuesday is Dawson's 15th birthday, so we will try to make it a special day for him. Then Wednesday is our only day home doing book work. I think we will just make that day a day of catching up on things we need to do before our couple of days off for Fall Break. At the end of the week we will have completed our first quarter of this school year. Unreal!!

I am linking up late (as usual, these days) to Weekly Wrap-up at Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers.


  1. Love the fossils - also love swedish fish!!

  2. Swedish Fish is one of my childhood favorite candies! Yum! Oh, wait...fossils! LOL Great fossils!

  3. Your week was filled with lots of fun. My son would love to make some of those neat fossils. He has an entire library of dinosaurs (& I kid you not when I say an entire library). Enjoy your fall break.


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