Sunday, April 20, 2008

This week's Wrap-up

Not much in the way of "school" going on around here. Last week at church the "craft" was some random items (foam sheets, pipe cleaners, and popsicle sticks)and the teacher said "use those to somehow make a boat, and then take it home and see if it floats" SERIOUSLY?!?!?! A) I'm quite certain that a foam sheet isn't going to float B) no glue was provided, so the only way to attach the stick or pipe cleaner to the foam is to punch a hole in the foam. . . so, when it was time to go to church and poor A was still trying desperately to do SOMETHING w/ these random things, I told her to just take the pieces home and we'd use glue at home to stick them together. She's been working on her "boat" all freaking week!! And it's STILL not done. Somewhere along the line I broke the news to her that foam is NOT going to float, (especially foam that is now a bunch of little pieces held together w/ washable glue), but she's still having fun making it. So that's been "art" all week, and it's still going. . .

We went to Kinder Konzert on Thursday. It was a "performance choir" (they sang show tunes & danced a bunch). The girls were marginally interested during the show, but then were absolutely enthralled when the whole choir walked into Cici's while we were there eating lunch (what better place to take 30+ teenagers for lunch than an all-you-can-eat pizza place LOL). The girls spent most of lunch just watching those kids eat & asking random questions about them.

Friday afternoon my parents were here to help w/ moving stuff & take a load home to store. The girls helped my mom clean the bathroom (I know, horrible to delegate such things, but it's hard to delegate things like "go through my closet & figure out what to pack where & what to get rid of, and what we'll need before we move) and then they were excited to finally get to use the "gardening tools" they got for easter (I meant to ask mom if the cheapy plastic toys even marginally worked) and help mom weed the flowerbeds.

The rest of our week (other than Monday when we went up to see the rental house) has been spent mostly with me packing and the girls playing on their own.


Ellen said...

I've started a new homeschool meme for Mondays and I thought that you might be interested. If you want to participate, just write a post about a highlight from your past week of home learning. Then, come to my blog and sign Mr. Linky.

Marie said...

I'm a homeschooler too, it always thrills me to find yet another homeschooling mom in the blogosphere.

Was just reading down your posts, I see you guys are going through a lot of changes right now. Congratulations, and I hope you don't get too stressed out with everything that's going on.

Thanks for stopping by my blog, good luck with the contest!