Saturday, April 15, 2017

Our weekly notebook: Testing, cadet, and Easter fun

Monday:

We started out the week with a fun morning of roller skating at the homeschool skate. It was so nice to get out and move, and see how far these kids have come. They are all pretty fast now. Alex can even do the bumpy part without holding onto the wall, all by himself! He has been trying to master this part for a very long time.

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Tuesday:

We had testing at the charter school. Well, only Aaron, and Aric had testing. Alex had free time to play and even get bored. This is how we passed the time while they took a few hours doing state tests.  So glad it's over!

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Wednesday:

We have Life Academy co-op on Wednesday's. So, this was our 3rd day of just going. I was getting pretty tired of being out, and just wanted to be home. In the afternoon we have a Mom's class where we discuss books, and talk about TJED philosophy (because that is the philosophy that our co-op abides by), and I had a really hard time keeping my eyes open. That is how tired I was! However, I was excited to get a start on this week's assignment. It was to pick a book from the classics book list in the TJED for teens book, and read it. I have chosen The Phantom Tollbooth. I have wanted to read this to my boys. This will be a good preview. So, that's what I'm reading this week!

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On Wednesday after co-op April had her final step for becoming a Salem Police cadet. She had to go in for an interview with the Police. This is what we did while we waited... (can you see the police sign in the background? That's where she was)

Untitled We named this "the town square" (above), and this sweet mama duck (below) hiding in the greenery in the middle of the City of Salem courtyard. She was definitely on some eggs. She wouldn't budge, but I could tell she was nervous when we got a little too close.

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Thursday:

We went absolutely no where. I even skipped cub scouts because I needed to just have a day at home. Aric wasn't feeling well either, and it was raining, and it was an outdoor field trip anyway. It was a nice relaxing day at home.

Friday:

We had our local Woodburn homeschool group Spring festival at the library in the morning. I was in charge of a station, and chose to do a stacking plastic eggs activity. I made a little challenge for the kids to see how tall they could make their stacks. The highest was 23.5"! I loved seeing the kids have so much fun with it. The whole festival was a lot of fun.

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Saturday:

We had the opportunity to go to a retirement home and do some fun Easter activities. First they hunted for eggs...

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Said hi to the Easter Bunny...

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Dyed some Easter eggs...

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 And played some games...

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 All of the activities were fun for the kids. There wasn't a lot of interaction with the elderly, but they watched and smiled and enjoyed the children's fun.

That wraps up our week!

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