Tuesday, May 31, 2011

May was for Play!

Can May really be over? The weather's been teasing me; if it's almost June, shouldn't it be hot already?? (Not that I'm complaining!)

We began the month with our last Homeschool Skate Day of the year. They'll do one more, but we'll be at Vacation Bible School next week. It's been so nice to see this event grow in our community! We're really grateful for supportive local business owners!

A new geography puzzle kept 'em busy one morning... 


A solar car kit was a birthday present. Eldest was quite focused on the technical construction. It worked -- the wheels spin as long as it's in the sun!



Sometimes we just lie around reading. Even Littlest picked out a chapter book at the library to "read" to himself. (He's also starting to read to me from the Bob Books!)


And then there was the obstacle course-fort...


And the Saturday I heard hysterical laughing outside, and went to see what was so funny... That box entertained them for more than two hours, nonstop! And then it got left out in a freak rainstorm that night.

 


Eldest spent last week learning how to ride a bicycle!!

Middlest let him borrow his bike to learn on, since Eldest has never wanted one until now. He braved scraped ankles and bruised knees, and went through more band-aids than he's ever used before. (Middlest is the one who's always covered in band-aids.) We're so proud of him!!


Somehow I thought we'd do more school in May... but with weather this beautiful?!!  The boys were itching to be outside even more often than they were itching from allergies.

So, they did a lot of experimental physics this month...




And some chemistry, too...


We did lots of other things this month, too, like start seedlings, go berry-picking, and visit an alpaca farm. But I left my camera battery at home in the charger that day!

How have you been enjoying spring?

4 comments:

mandi said...

We have been the same way! But now that it's getting hot, we're back in catching up from all of our spring breaking!

MamaTea said...

Looks like you kept busy in May! Isn't it amazing how much fun a box can be?

Mandy said...

Great skating photos! And it's already about 100 degrees here. It's miserable!!

Minerva said...

Love the geography puzzle! Need to find one of those! This weather has definitely been so...unusual! I am eager for more sunshine! Hi! It's me, Minerva...like "Madame Professor McGonagall"... :o)

Related Posts with Thumbnails