We started our week off with the winning news of state fair entries! When we went to pick up our art entries we found the girls’ flower entries had been awarded top prizes. Littlest girl’s rose won a blue ribbon. And Middle Girl’s hydrangea won a blue ribbon, the overall youth award and Best of Show! Wow. As you can tell from the photo, we were all just a little excited 🙂
The majority of our week we spent working on science fair projects. Our homeschool science fair and art show is just one week away. So the scenes around the house looked like this.
And this. (Looking forward to sharing about each of the four science projects maybe next week.)
While some folks just completely knew how to relax in spite of it all. Despite a mid-week run in for one with some pretty severe allergies (or maybe a cold, don’t know?), we also enjoyed…
Nature Study: Cobweb Hunt and How to Draw a Web
Science: with AiG Human Body – We learned about the anatomy of the ear and tested our inner ears by spinning – then trying to balance. The older two learned about the scientific method in their Apologia Biology studies – timely for science fair projects! (Eldest boy reading his lesson in the backyard tent). Plus our Answers Magazine arrived!
Art/Handicrafts: 1. Painting toenails | 2. sun catcher art kits | 3. the finished product | 4. drawing cobwebs | 5. More suncatchers | 6. Nana’s Apple or Pumpkin pastels tutorial
Baking: 1. SunButter No Bake Cookie Bites | 2. Last weekend’s Lime Cake for a cousin’s wedding | 3. Middle Girl made microwave fudge | 4. Mom’s Homeschool lunch: grilled quesadilla with avocado and hummus.
Extracurricular: This homeschool week was also full of the usual piano practice, drama troupe, choir, puppets, mission friends and constant whistling from a certain five-year-old 🙂
Helpful Habit: Keeping up the habit of sharing a helpful habit, this week I’m pointing you to an excellent article by an author over at Passionate Purposeful Parenting: Teach Kids to Add Energy to Family Life . I applied the wisdom in this article to our week. Plus, I asked the Lord for specific wisdom on other challenges in our homeschool. He answered. He provided. As He always does. Why am I always surprised?
Sprinkled here and there, many a moustache. Either from soot from the fireplace or by marker.
This Friday afternoon we’ve made some neat watercolor mosaic art work we’ll share about later. And we’re going to watch the Story of Pixar. Hodgepodgedad and I watched it last night. A good documentary on the history of Pixar, their partnership with Disney, computer animation and Steve Jobs’ investment. I know the children will enjoy hearing how Toy Story, A Bug’s Life, Finding Nemo, Cars and The Incredibles were made! Look it up on Netflix. Current events!
Many thanks to our Friday hostesses…Camera Phone Friday hostess Dawn Camp @ My Home Sweet Home and…
Weekly Wrap-Up hostess Kris at Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers.
Let’s hear it for surviving FOUR science projects!! Time to celebrate with an afternoon coffee drink!
Congrats on the State Fair ribbons! Love the picture!
I will be interested to hear more about the science fair projects. It sounds like next week will be a busy one!
Thanks Sharla! It’s been fun working on the projects, though busy. Yes, a full week next week!
How exciting about the state fair wins! I’m looking forward to seeing the science fair projects, too. I seriously need a self-(inflicted) pedicure, so I was glad to see you all incorporated that into your week. 🙂 Have a great weekend!
I love the pastel tutorial! Sounds like a busy, but excellent week. 🙂
Jamie @ See Jamie Blog says
Sounds like a delightful week and all, but none of the rest of your week can top your daughter’s face in that first photo. That is PRICELESS! Makes me happy just looking at it. 😉
@Ellen – a girl always needs a fresh coat on her toes! @Valerie – glad you like the pastel tutorial. It’s one of our favorite things to do. We so enjoy making beautiful pictures with Nana. @ Jamie – she is definitely my expressive one. Never hides those feelings – not at all! Makes me very happy too 🙂
Can’t wait to come back and see the watercolor mosaic art! I do love the first photo…your daughter’s expression is priceless:)