A large family, homeschooling, adoption, special needs, whatever strikes my fancy, sort of blog.

A large family, homeschooling, adoption, special needs, whatever strikes my fancy, sort of blog.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Our Week with 2 Field Trips

Another week has flown by!  We're so close to the end of the year now.  The big kids come home from school knowing exactly how many days they have left.

We've been working through Apologia's Astronomy book, and this week we covered Space Travel, so I busted out the Space Toob.  My kids love these!  We have several different ones now, that all mingle in a bucket together.  Makes for some interesting play for the little girls.

The small figures inspired our painting that day.

Jack has a countdown going on his artwork.

Jack even matched up some of the figures with our Spacecraft cards.  I love it when he recites obscure facts about the International Space Station or another spacecraft.  He really likes these cards.

Brianna was challenged by her music teacher to create an instrument, so she rooted through our craft supplies and came up with a set of pan pipes.

On Wednesday, we went to Big Truck Day.

We brought home some coloring pages, which the kids enjoyed the next day.

Katie has always loved buses, and got to see the inside of a city bus at Big Truck Day.

We also started our mushroom growing kit from Farmer's Market.

It comes with a little misting bottle, so we can keep it moist.  I'm looking forward to seeing them grow.

On Friday, we joined a group of homeschoolers for a free trip to the county fair!

With only one day's worth of our base curriculum left, next week should be heavy on games and enrichments.  Of course, we still have spelling, grammar, and math to work on, so it won't be all fun and games, but still, we've hit the point where we're coasting swiftly toward summer.  It's a great feeling.

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  1. Awesome week!
    Blessings, Dawn

  2. Replies
    1. It was! We're getting into a summer frame of mind. :)

  3. I always love all your pictures! What is "big truck day"? Sounds fun! Most all activities near us aren't all that "near" - 30 miles away in Waco, mostly. :/ Are y'all going to wrap up and lighten up for summer? Thanks for linking up at Christian Fellowship Friday!

    1. I'm not sure who/where originally came up with it, but it seems to usually be a city sponsored sort of thing.
      Yes, we're almost finished with everything but review items for this school year. I'm looking forward to enjoying summer!

  4. Looks like a fun week. :) Thanks for linking up at Life at Rossmont. :)