Friday, April 29, 2016

Weekly Wrap Up; The Week We Went to the Air Museum

We had such a wonderful week this week.  We took a family field trip to New Hampshire; accompanying my husband on a road job (you can read about our day here).  We went to the Air Museum for their homeschooling day learning all about the properties of flight, the history of planes and helicopters, and to try our hand at flight simulators.  We went kayaking together and ended our week with an amazing field day with our homeschool group.



Reading:  Alec read Summer According to Humphrey, Secrets According to Humphrey, Cronus and the Threads of Dread.  Evan read Cheetah Cubs, Sam&Dave Dig a Hole, and The Adventures of Lucky Pup. Ian read Sam and Dave Dig a Hole, Love that Dog and Treasure Hunters book 3.  We listened to Voyage of the Dawn Treader and a few more chapters in One False Note.

Math:  Evan worked on a page in his dot to dot book.  Alec was playing Minecraft one day and we ended up turning it into a mini lesson on area versus perimeter and how to figure them both out.  Evan has been asking me random question all week such as "800 + 500 is 1300; right?"  All three boys also completed 6 more pages in their math workbooks.  Alec and Ian worked on two more pages in Are You a Math Genius? and we all played Fraction Bingo one afternoon.


Spelling:  Evan has been labeling everything in his Minecraft world and asking how to spell everything from wolf, star, and fishing to spot and stuff.  Rather just tell him I've been helping him sound everything out.  He's doing a pretty good job too.  All three boys also completed two more pages in their Thinking Tree Spelling books.

Language Arts: We read Silent Letters Loud and Clear and Evan worked on a page sorting pictures and writing short and long vowel sounds in which we underlined the silent letters. He also worked on two more pages in his Star Wars reading book.

Science:  We read Here is the Tropical Rain Forest, Here is the Southwestern Dessert, Here is the Coral Reef, and Here is the Wetland.  Alec read Far Out! Animals That Do Amazing Things.  Ian read A Polar Bear Journey.  Evan and I had a great time spotting turtles sunning themselves on the rocks around our lake when we went kayaking and checking out all the signs of spring that were emerging.




Do you see the heron in the tree? Evan spotted him

Physical Activity:  We walked all around the air museum on Monday, Tuesday Ian worked out on the treadmill and on Wednesday when the sun was shining we all went on a nice long kayak ride. We also had a great day on Thursday playing all sorts of relay racing games at our homeschooling field day.  You can read about hosting your own field day here (and see lots of pictures from ours!)

Tug of war 
History & Geography: We went on a field trip to the New England Air Museum.  You can read about our trip here.


We played Brain Quest States Game one day; it's a new game and we enjoyed it tremendously!


Art: Alec decided to paint his whale sculpture one morning.  It came out so cute (and realistic because we had to look up pictures of them).  The boys and I spent a day brainstorming ideas for art projects.  I read about a 100 days of art challenge somewhere and thought it was just the motivation we needed to bring back art into our homeschooling days.  Stay tuned for more on that!


Linking Up With: Social Butterfly Sunday,
Weekly Wrap-Up


 

18 comments :

  1. I love love love airplanes - I think I would really enjoy that museum! Wish we have something similar here..

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    1. It is very neat! All the volunteers that work at the museum stand next to the actual planes and helicopters they drove so they can really answer all the kids questions and give them a feel for what it was like back then.

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  2. I love the tug of war! Air museum looked fun too!

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  3. Awesome week! You all have so much fun all the time.
    Blessings, Dawn

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    1. We do; or at least it sure looks that way looking back on our weeks. It doesn't always feel that way though.

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  4. We have the states game, too. We love it!

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  5. My son, Eli, would love the air museum. We have one not too far from here, but it's been ages since we've been. Adding that to our summer bucket list!

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    1. Glad I gave you an idea for some summer fun.

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  6. The Brain Quest game looks like a lot of fun, I'll have to add it to my list of items to look up!

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    1. We just got it last week because we saw it on some else's blog. My kids are huge fans of the Scrambled States of America game but I was looking for something new to play while still learning about the states.

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  7. Wow, what a fun filled week! I so want to take our son kayaking! Looks like you all enjoyed the air museum. That Brain Quest game looks great.

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    1. Kayaking is great fun and so relaxing! I just have to get my youngest to figure out paddling and then we'll be all set! It was a very fun week and I'm glad we got outside while we could.

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  8. Sounds like a great week! The air museum sounds like fun. I need to remember that idea for my boys. The kayaking is a great idea too.

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    1. The air museum is a lot of fun; lots of hands on lessons!

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  9. What an awesome week of learning! The air museum and all the outdoor activities look like it was a lot of fun! Thanks for sharing your week with #SocialButterflySunday! Hope to see you link up again this week :)

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    1. It was a great week. I'm so glad we spent so much time outside while we could... it's rained everyday for an entire week now.

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