Saturday, September 25, 2010

What did we do all week?


A little math. Roman numerals, carrying and borrowing. A little Latin -- declined our first nouns. The Roman monarchy and the Senate. King Solomon, Jeroboam and Rehoboam.  The Last Battle. The Hobbit.

Middlest learned its more fun to listen to Mom read while riding one's scooter around the house.

Eldest memorized the Dwarves' dishwashing song to Bilbo Baggins (you can ask him to sing it to you), constructed a catapult out of whatever he could find, and peeled, cooked and squashed apples for applesauce.



Littlest got new playdough...


 On Tuesday we visited the Planetarium, and learned about the history of the telescope and Autumn constellations. Then we headed to our largest, oldest park, just outside of town and near the planetarium. None of our friends could join us, but we enjoyed ourselves anyway.

I forgot my camera, but not my knitting. The boys followed around the local peafowl, and searched the creek for fish. Middlest rode his scooter, and then they played on the playground until the sprinklers came on and washed over the park bench.

One day they built pillow fortresses all over the house and used Webkinz as weapons. An-ammo-ls?


Since they were in that kind of mood... we watched Building an Empire: Carthage and learned how Rome overcame the triple-walled city of Carthage in the Third Punic War.

On Friday, after music lessons, we took friends with us to the library. When we came home, they started a Book Club.


And practiced their instruments...


And looked up the world's fastest violinist and cellist on YouTube. There was lots of Hide-and-Seek, too.

They also hijacked my phone (and my bed) to play Angry Birds every chance they got...

9 comments:

sarah in the woods said...

Sounds like a fabulous week!

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

Looks like everyone was fully engaged. Love the photos and eldest wearing your pink bathrobe!

Lynette said...

Sounds like a great week Amanda!

Josette said...

sounds like a very lovely homeschooling family!!

mandi said...

Love that pic of them all reading! So great!

AAAAAAHHHHHHH!!! Angry birds!!!!!!!!! That is the rage around here too!

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Mama Whimsy said...

Hehe. Layla hijacks the hubby's phone to play angry birds here too. What a full and exciting week!

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{Bobbi} said...

THAT is why you and your family are AMAZING! You always do things with your family...it is getting rarer and rarer these days.

Sorry just saw the comment, for some reason your comments don't go to my email ;( Pokemon Tournaments are Sundays at 2pm-4pm at Russos Bookstore at the Marketplace. You can also look at their website to make sure before you go because once a month lately they've been having local authors signing books. It's free for the kids. Great practice even if they aren't professional status and they usually get a card or pin or something.

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