Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Daily Distractions and Next year's plans....

Moving along on the journey. This week has been quite productive. We were suppose to take advantage of free admission to George Washington's Mt. Vernon but we had snow on the ground Sunday night into Monday so I knew traffic wouldn't be kind. It would have been nice to visit since we are at this point in our history studies. We went to Mt. Vernon last year and the kids hardly remember the trip. They get the governor's mansion in Williamsburg, Monticello, and Mt. Vernon confused...sigh....I guess we will have to visit those places again.

We all watched the
Tale of Two Cities over the weekend as a preview to my high schooler's reading of the book. My MFW lesson plans suggest looking at the movie first as it helps to guide the student through the difficult themes introduced in the book. Everybody loved the movie and is asking to watch it again! What? Seriously? They usually hate academic movies but this one was a winner. I actually checked two versions of the movie out from the library. We watched this one and we will look at this one next. The movie provides insight into the French Revolution and many teachable moments related to character.

Last time I posted I shared a pic of my DD10 and her creative cardboard canoe project. This week it was her Lego creations. This is how she usually spends a lot of her spare time - playing Legos. We have a Engineering place for kids in town that I wanted to sign her up for but I made a mistake and signed her up for the mechanical engineering class-no legos involved. (I had two great photos of her Lego projects but can't get them loaded up in time for the wrap-up. If you want to see them check back in a day or so) Now I'm wondering if I want to pay more $$ for another class. We are entering the Spring season of purchasing next year's curriculum so I'm looking at my budget wondering how to fit it all in. Speaking of curriculum.....

I love it when I find great online sites with free downloadable projects that fit in with what I'm using. I posted last time about the Chemistry unit found on homeschoolshare. This week my online find of the week is here. There are a lot of useful printables under her Geography tab. The printables are specific to MFW ECC which I will be using next year with a lot of beefing up from the Ultimate Guide to Geography and Trail Guide.

Since I hate wrap-ups with no pictures, I posted a random pic of our biggest daily distraction just so you would have something to look at:

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  1. Looks like a great week. Sorry you did not get to your field trip.

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