This has been the week of getting back to normal after Christmas vacation. A week of fun and trying hard to reign it in and get some school work done.
Brianna used her stocking stuffer duct tape to make a bow.
Eli has been making the pages of his airplane a day calendar.
We learned about complimentary colors in art.
Miss Hannah built a spectacular block tower and asked me to take a picture of it.
Katie and Luke received the center and right dolls in the mail this week from the same sweet mama who made Hannah's (left) doll when we brought her home 3 years ago.
We learned the ancient Egyptian game of Senet. But with our own personal spin, we played with counting bears, 'cuz that's how we roll. (Speaking of roll, we used dice. I'm too lazy to make the sticks. It works for us.)
Brianna continues to plug away at a new typing program.
Eli built another EEME kit. Seriously, I'm so glad I subscribed to this. Once a month, he gets a project. The instructions are all by YouTube, so he's completely independent. He's learning things I never would have thought to teach him. I love it!
I've mentioned the construction in the field behind our house. It started before we went to China. This week it has gotten more interesting.
We have actual structures going up now.
I felt a little like a creepy stalker taking this picture, but I was playing with my new camera.
Same guy. You can see how well it zooms. These were taken from a bedroom window.
I am really hoping to homeschool Hannah next year, so I've been making an effort to have her spend time in the school room with us while she's off track.
We finished our schoolwork on Friday morning and got out one of our new Magic School Bus science kits from Educents. More pictures coming later.
My girlies have been getting into the mood for CNY by coloring Chinese New Year color pages from Panda Express.
We stopped at the library to drop off books after taking the high schoolers to school. Yes, that's our library basket. All this time, I've been putting our books in bags to return. This morning, I grabbed the whole basket. I think I like this better than multiple bags, but I'm not sure how well the basket will hold up to being hauled in and out of the car.
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