Friday, October 21, 2016

Homeschool Highlights - Aquarium Week

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Last time in 2016 I could use my Blue Jays mug while the team was still in action.

Homeschool news  . . . We got quite a bit done this week, despite spending an entire day away from home on a field trip. At home, Kennady worked on Health, History, Math, and Science; and had gym class, a guitar lesson, chorus rehearsal, and worship team rehearsal as well. So the only thing we didn't really get to this week was English, but we had decided to put a hold on it until the Health course was completed. At present we're planning for Health to be complete around the end of the first quarter, which is coming up quickly! Hopefully we can stay on schedule with that.

Our field trip was the National Aquarium in Baltimore. Thanks to a wonderful homeschool mom who organized the trip for our group, we were able to get our students in for free and paid only for the adults going in, so it was quite a savings. If you haven't been to the National Aquarium, it really is a great field trip and tourist destination, so do try to fit it in when you're in the Baltimore area! The trip coincided with our Biology study, as Kennady is just wrapping up her unit on botany and moving on to study aquatic animals. Here are just a few of the pictures. I promise more will be shared early next week!

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Other news . . . We enjoyed our "Canadian Thanksgiving" dinner with friends last Friday evening. On Saturday, Kennady had an extended rehearsal with the Children's Chorus, and I attended a baby shower for a good friend. On Sunday afternoon, my usual naptime was much shorter than I would have liked because we had a chili cookoff fundraiser for the youth at church.

Landon is now working full time, so in my opinion he needs to step up his timetable to acquire his own vehicle! But congratulations to him, right?!

We finally took the kittens to the vet for pre-op this week because we need them spayed and declawed. We'd kind of hoped to avoid the declaw, but the risk of punctures in my leather sofas is pretty high. So now Kennady and I are both recovering from puncture wounds resulting from the effort of wrangling two freaked out cats into a carrying crate. And I'm still suffering sticker shock from the bill just for the pre-op. *sigh*

I recommend . . . I've got two recommendations for you this week. First, if you're interested in being part of the Homeschool Review Crew in 2017, you should check out the Homeschool Review Crew blog for information on how to join, and to find out what the 2016 Crew members have to say about the benefits and blessings of the Crew. The post 2017 Crew Applications Now Open! will have all the info you need. Of course, you can also ask me if you have any questions, and if you decide to apply, go ahead and let them know I referred you. The following graphic is a link directly to the Crew application:

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I'd also recommend visiting The Homeschool Post, where our feature topic this month is Math. My post Making Sense of Math will hopefully provide a little help in doing just that.

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On my blogs last week . . .


Just A Second is where I share book reviews and other book-related things, and update on what's on my bookshelf. This week I finished and reviewed The Captive Heart by Michelle Griep, and I've been reading:

Slender Reeds: Jochebed's Hope by Texie Susan Gregory
Shadow of the Storm (Out From Egypt)by Connilyn Cossette

A parting shot . . . I found it difficult to get pictures of the live puffins at the aquarium, so I settled for this picture of a picture! I thought it might be fun to use it as my Facebook profile picture, although I haven't done that yet!

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5 comments:

Annette Vellenga said...

Love that puffin! And are those moray eel stuffies? Aquariums are such fun to visit.

Kym Thorpe said...

Yes, who would think that a moray eel (or maybe they were electric eels) would make a cute stuffie?! LOL

Mother of 3 said...

How lucky that you get to see puffins! My middle son loves puffins.

Christy Schaefer said...

Looks like a fun field trip! Kitty wrangling is never fun. All of ours have claws, so the vet visits end up,with me usually needing triage.

Megan Russell said...

I love going to aquariums! I wish we had more closer to us.

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