Friday, April 27, 2012


Boy these weeks just fly by.  I am feeling the end of year crunch.  I'll be finished by the first week in June with Pumpkin and NuNu if I keep to my plan.  We took a break from our normal schedule to see a string group at the Kennedy Center today so I rushed to get all our work done by Thursday.  The show was absolutely awesome!  Black Violin is the name of the group.  They blend classical violin/viola/bass with Hip Hop beats.  Just delightful.

Remember the fact that Pumpkin likes to bake?  Well no trip to DC is complete without a trip to Georgetown Cupcakes a.k.a DC Cupcakes.  Such a small, quaint place with a huge impact in the area and on TV.  The owners, Sophie and Katherine, were so very gracious to come out and take pictures with the girls.  And the cupcakes?  Absolutely delicious.  Expensive, but delicious and worth every single dollar. The icing is starting to melt (in the picture) as we walked from the shop to our car a few blocks - DC parking!

What else went on in our home school this week.  NuNu's soccer team made their very first goal of the season.


And....we are in Week 24 of MFW Explorers - 1850, learning about each state as they entered the Union.  We are also learning about each president in order.  I admit that I am a TWEAKER.  Instead of using the president notebooking sheets included with MFW, I decided to use the student sheets that are a part of BrightIdeas press, All American History.  My kids have done so much summarizing and outlining for History and Language Arts that I just wanted them to have a "fill in the blank" type of sheet.  The All American History sheets fit the bill.  I have this curriculum on the shelves for my high schooler for next year so I broke it out a little early for the youngers. 

Princess is in Week 25 of her MFW WHL.  We looked at Pride & Prejudice this week as she just finished the book and is preparing to write a paper on marriage.  I can't wait to read it.  Now my younger kids are walking around the house saying "make haste, make haste" with a British accent.  We just love educational,  history movies.
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  1. I am a tweaker too. I just can't help myself. The only thing I use "as directed" is The Ordinary Parent's Guide to Teaching Reading and Writing With Ease. Everything else is subject to me messing with it!

    Looks like you had a great week :)

  2. Looks like alot of fun and those cupcakes look yummy!!! I popped over from weird unsocialized homeschoolers.

  3. Thanks for the cupcake recommendation. One of these days I'm going to be brave enough to venture to DC!
    I hope your dd gives permission for you to share her marriage essay. I just finished listening to P&P via Librivox (read by Karen Savage) -- it was great!

  4. Welcome to the TOS Crew! Just started following you from there and looking forward to reading your blog. I am laughing at the kids using the British accents - we always do that after watching Brit movies too! LOL



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