Friday, January 22, 2016

Weekly Wrap-up: Jan. 22

Life this week...

We took the plunge and bought a used treadmill. I've tossed around the idea a few times over the years, but wasn't ever sure if we had room for one. Well, Michele started thinking more seriously about it and it just seemed to be a good fit for us. He looked at a lot of options, and decided we should really look at the heavier duty commercial ones, like you'd find in a gym. So, long story short, he found us this used one! Having this in the house is going to be so nice! All the boys happily used it all this week. They were required to walk a mile each day if time permitted. Each time they walked they went above and beyond that.



We are keeping track of everybody's mileage on a dry erase board for now. 


 School this week...

Being on the review crew means lots of cool new things will be popping up in our school now. We started a unit on the U.S. Elections. Aaron will be doing this one, and I am so excited that he is liking it so far. It even inspired him to make a side project on his own.

Aaron working on the Elections lapbook. Review to come soon!
Preschool corner:

Sometimes I really wish I had more time to do a lot of preschool with this guy. It's my favorite age. He had a fun week at our co-op class. We are learning about space, and did balloon rockets. We also tried astronaut ice cream. At home he worked on his Handwriting without tears, My first school book. He picked this out of his boxes, and said "I love this writing"! He really does.


He practiced the letter J this week. He was really proud of his J's. I suggested that he color the jacket. He didn't want to until I told him he could make it look like his jacket, then he ran to the closet excited about coloring it the same.


Movies we watched:

For those who have been to a LDS girls camp this is a great movie. It captures the essence and craziness of a girls camp, and it made me cry. Even the boys liked this one, and they asked to watch it again several times.

Lost & Found

We also watched this cute movie called Lost and Found. Alex picked it up at the library today, and I thought it was worth mentioning. I love the animation, and it's a cute little story.

Things we made:

I was impressed that Aaron started this project, and he carried it through all the way until he finished these cute little Bob omb characters.  April loves this lady who makes these Nerdy Nummies, she even has the cookbook. Well, April showed Aaron this video of the "Bob Omb's", and he was sold.

He just had to make these. He made a list of what he needed, and begged to go to the grocery store. Here is how they came out. He did it all. Even the dipping of the chocolate. I only helped him to find ingredients, and figure out measurements!


Places we went:

We made it to the Gilbert house this week with some friends. Alex has been asking to go for a while now. He was so happy to finally go.

Aaron made a "great wall of China" around himself.


Now with the panda...

They have changed a lot since we were there last. The outside discovery campground is pretty cool...

Alex on one of the new big rocks...


The boys asked to take a picture on the giant rocking chair. This is a classic, they love to get a picture on this every time.



 Silly boys!

 How was your week?

Linking this up to Weird Unsocialized Homeschoolers Weekly wrap-up.

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