to see Hutch's parents.
Funny how we can stay so busy without ever leaving the house:)
But really...it's the best kind of busy to me!
I love to see the girls busy at home
pursuing what is meaningful to them
and knowing that they have plenty of uninterrupted time
to do so.
So here are the highlights of our relaxed week of learning:
Bubble Talk game with family- it's too funny!
One of our favorite things this week- virtual surgery at Edheads.org
BrainPOP- videos and games
Weather watching and learning at NOAA- National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's site
Apples to Apples, Cranium, Spoons, and Hide and Seek with friends
The history of Saint Patrick
Several books about Ireland
Piano playing and lessons
Volunteering at the Children's Shelter- We brought some donations from our church and spent part of the afternoon organizing the clothing closet for the shelter.
Adam of the Road (read aloud)
Leonardo da Vinci bio (A.)
The Silver Chair (M.)
Pet Shop Math
College gymnastics meet- we go to every home meet to root for our team! The girls also watched the American Cup meet at Mamaw's house:)
Sign Language- A. (then she comes home and teaches M. everything she's learned) THe girls shared some of what they were learning with their grandmother and she showed them some sign language videos she had taped for them. I love to see grandparents sharing in the girls' passions!
Choir/Theater classes- Choir is just M. and both girls take Theater
Preschool- Both girls volunteer with me once a month to keep preschoolers in extended session at church, but A. volunteers every week assisting the preschool teacher at our homeschool group. She has a way with little ones, and I think this is fantastic practical experience for her!
Cultural Literacy- the book I'm reading but I love the list in the back...things every American should know. We're going through the list item by item to see what and how much we know:)
So B. It, by Sarah Weeks, Martin Luther King, Jr. Bio (A.)
Road to Revolution (M.)
Bible Challenge (Bible trivia)
Lego building- M. built a national park last week, complete with amphitheater. This week, it's a vet clinic.
Exploring the woods and of course, reruns of Little House on the Prairie...our week just wouldn't be complete without
3. Enjoying an American Girl magazine with Mamaw
4. Video editing...with a little help from the cat!
Linking up here today!