I love homeschooling.† I love every thing about it.† One of the things I love the most is the flexibility.† Yes we do lesson plans and yes I plan out each day but if something comes up I am more than willing to dump the plans for the day.† I know everyone doesn’t.† I know people who won’t take the day to do something when the opportunity arises.† We aren’t one of those people.
So this week our carefully planned out week was all helter skelter.† And we had a blast!
Friday night we spent the night with Kathy and Sophie.† We went to one of our favorite places, Bridge Street Town Centre to wander and window shop and eat.† Kathy insisted on paying for our meal.† We have such amazing people in our lives!
Keilee and Sophie heard music and HAD to dance.† Keilee tried on clothes at this new store that we LOVED.† It is called H&M and they have the coolest clothes!!† Bridge Street is beautiful at night and yes that is a gondola!
Monday we did ‘school’.† We had a great day.† Keilee is really liking Saxon Pre Algebra and her General Science.† We have already done 3 experiments!† That blows my mind because last year we were lacking in the experiments.† Here is one we did with baking soda, vinegar and red cabbage.† It was really cool.† Keilee is doing lapbook/notebook pages also.
Tuesday we were going to do school as usual but they called from the “Space Warriors” set for Keilee to be a PAID extra!† School?† Whateva…† How many times can you get a chance like this?† It was a long day.† We were there from Noon till 10:30.† It was the last day shooting for extras so I am so glad we got to go.† The large part of the day was spent filming a Moon Buggy Race.† It took forever!† From 1:30 until dark.† There were a lot of burned up faces after standing in the Alabama sun all day.† Of course not the actors, they were sprayed with sunscreen every hour.† We also got to see Dermot Mulroney and Mira Sorvino at the closing ceremony shoot.† I didn’t get any pictures of them because I was in the scene too.
This is BooBoo Stewart, Thomas Kasp, Thomas Horn, Robotnaut guy and several crew members who were SO nice to us.
Keilee had REFUSED to take pictures with anyone the entire time.† The last day I ‘made’ her take pictures with Thomas Horn and BooBoo Stewart.† She said she hated being a ‘Fan Girl”.
We had to go to her doctor’s office to get her shot record so she could get paid.† The other forms of I.D they would except; passport, Non Driver ID or School ID we did not have.† Walking across the walkway above the street Keilee felt an urge to turn a cartwheel.† Then we took the info to the Production Office and I took Kei’s picture at the door of Thomas Horn’s trailer.† Jimmy Hawkins is his character name.† This is what I do for work.† We have rental trailers and I run the business.† The last picture is Monster High Stop Animation.† Keilee LOVES Monster High dolls.† She knows EVERYTHING about every single one of them.† Even the ones who haven’t come out yet.† They are pretty cool.† I wish I could buy her every one of them.
We also watched a great DVD about “Reconstruction-The 2nd Civil War“† How did I not know all of this stuff?† We are using “The History of US” for History and have learned so much already.† And yes I said, “WE”.† I love learning things I didn’t know/forgot.
Keilee also went to 2 birthday parties this week.† For both of them she knitted them something.† She worked HOURS on both projects.† Wednesday was Brit’s birthday and she had a spend the night party.† Keilee came home pretty exhausted and then we had Maggie’s birthday party which was a swimming party from 8-10 Thursday night.† She had such a great time at both of them but she slept last night, as my Mom always said, ‘like an old dead log”.
I just got off the phone with a man who is going to rent 5 of our trailers around the 2nd week of September.† I was so happy! Rental trailers = a pay check for me!
So that was our week…full of laughter and love and learning and friends and our 15 Minutes of Fame.† We are so incredibly blessed.
“I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.” ~ Mark Twain [credited but not verified]
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