Sunday, July 8, 2018

My Weekly Homeschool Notebook: 4th of July camping

Life this week...

We had our annual family campout this week. It's our biggest camp trip for the summer, and Mike's parents were there too. We went to Stubb Stewart State Park. It's a park known for its mountain biking trails, so there was a lot of bike riding. They also have a frisbee golf course where we almost lost a frisbee forever down the side of the hill in the first hole of the course. It's a fun place not too far away from where we live. Just about 1 hour away if traffic is good.

We tried out our new tent. It's a "yurt" style tent, but I couldn't help think every time I looked at it that the circus had come to town. It looks kinda cool though. Definitely a different kind of tent. We had to put lights around it because it has ties coming out to hold it up, so it wasn't such a tripping hazard.

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A glimpse of the inside. This was the first night before it got all messy. We had the 2 younger boys in this tent with us, and the 2 older kids slept in their own tent (the smaller tent on the left in the picture above).

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One morning we joined the Jr. Ranger nature program. Skulls and skins.

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April and I had some nail polish wraps from Color Street to put on. They turned out pretty cute.

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I didn't plan this outfit for 4th of July, but it turned out neat that I happened to bring my start hat with my red star shirt. Everyone thought I should have some blue star pants too.

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We really got the kids involved in the cooking this year. They each had a day that they had to help with cooking for all 3 meals (snacks too if needed). They all helped great. The dutch oven cooking is becoming a favorite for most of the boys, especially Alex. We really enjoy the dutch oven meals. For this picture Alex was helping with cinnamon rolls for breakfast. We had some good food!

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Speaking of good food. S'mores are a must.

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When the kids weren't riding around they were playing, reading, or sitting around the fire. It was a nice relaxing time!

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Homeschool this week...

No formal schooling this week. I did buy a school desk for Alex that he's very excited about. It even has an open top. He can't wait to get back to some school next week.

We learned a ton at the Jr. Ranger program while at camp. The kids learned about ways to identify if an animal is an omnivore, carnivore, or herbivore by looking at their skulls and teeth. I even learned some things I didn't know! The kids also did some Dot-to-dots, coloring, and lots of reading.

Aric colored this freebie that the park gave to the kids...

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That about wraps up our week! I am linking this up to

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