Sunday, May 20, 2012
Strawberry Picking & EOY Testing
This week was spent during our state mandated end of year testing. Because coop is over and the testing is over my kids think the school year is over. Uh...no. I had to make some adjustments to my lesson plans b/c if we stay the course we will never be finished. I just don't know how the weeks got away from me. Maybe I took too many detours. Not sure. One thing I do know for sure is that we will be continuing with Math & Reading throughout the summer. I feel sad that we probably won't finish all of our history studies but Math is more important IMHO.
No matter what I have planned for school I couldn't pass up an opportunity to go strawberry picking. The weather was so very nice this week. We've never been picking before so I had to go. To my surprise is was a lot of fun. We were joined by a few friends which added to the experience. The atmosphere in the "country" is so very different from the atmosphere in the 'burbs. Wide open spaces, slower pace of life, I don't think anyone wanted to leave. The farm at the strawberry patch had a nice market with homemade goods including ice cream and organic meats. I purchased a sample of steakburger that I put on the grill - yum. I want to purchase a side of beef to freeze but it isn't cheap.
Other happenings this week included being accepted for the summer TOS product review crew. I've already been approved to do my first review. So look for that review mid June. In the meantime check out this giveaway at fellow TOS crew member's blog.
Join the weekly wrap up by visiting the weird, unsocialized homeschoolers blog and sign up and see what other homeschoolingfamilies have been doing this week.