I love doing these “Friday Collages”.† It helps me see exactly what we do.† We do A LOT! This was an awesome week!
We had a field trip to a hardware store in Huntsville that was founded in 1879.† It is called Harrison Brother’s and was founded by brothers. 🙂 It is crammed pack full of old things and new things.† It is now run by the Historic Society and it was a wonderful way to spend an hour.† We had a tour and then just meandered around.
Afterwards Keilee and I roamed around downtown.† It was a BEAUTIFUL day with the Dogwood trees and 76∞ weather.† We also saw Tallulah Bankhead’s house.† She was born and raised in Huntsville.† She was a very bad girl who lived life by NO ONE’s rules. †
We did history this week.† We learned about the Rus’s and Ivan the Great and Ivan the Terrible.† I am thinking we will never finish SOTW 2 by end of the year.† We are only on Chapter 23 and there are 44 Chapters!† EEK!
We are doing a lot of Chemistry/Elements.† I found a really great download that we have been using. ElementsFirstTwoChaptersSample.† I am really not sure where I got it….It is a sample of a course.† I wish I could find the entire thing!† Anyone know?
She has been doing a lot of drawing on the iPad.† She uses an app called “Inspire” that she really likes.† She also has had practice for “The Princess and The Pea” and while this is a small role she is hysterical in it.† I LOVE this role!†
Keilee had a 2 hour lab that they were SUPPOSED to dissect a perch.† Instead they watched a virtual dissection.† The kids were not very happy about it and neither were the Mamas.† We all were assured that would not happen again.
AND…she was so excited Thursday.† She and Chan have had a† Webkinz blog for a year or so and they work really hard on it.† Well Ganz/Webkinz commented on it Thursday.† Isn’t that cool!???† In fact one of my favorite resources is Webkinz.† Keilee spends a lot of time on this site and has since she was 6.† She has learned about animals, personal finance, integrity and so many more great lessons.† She loves going to the Trading Hall and keeps a notebook with what her items are worth and what she wants to trade for.† Keeping her Webkinz blog she is constantly writing and editing articles.† We love Webkinz.
†Since the weather has been so amazing Keilee has played outside often.† She is trying to learn to do a back walkover.† She uses one of the buildings to push herself off.† I know she will get it by summer.
†And last night was THE HUNGER GAMES.† We were so excited.† We decided to go over early and hang out with Kathy and Sophie.† We went to eat and just sat around and talked until around 11:00.† It was so fun getting ‘ready to go’ with a house full of females.† We loved the movie.† It wasn’t perfect, but I have never seen a perfect ‘book into movie’ film.† The violence was not much to me….of course it was there, but it wasn’t over the top.† Several of the fighting scenes were so closely shot that you couldn’t really tell what was what.† There were 7 theaters showing it and they were all PACKED.† Fun times!† * See Keilee’s “District 12” shirt? She also had on Mockingjay earrings.
Happily linking up with Mary at “Collage Friday”
Susan at “Resource Fridays“
One of our favorite sites:† “Homeschool For Free”† and one more favorite resource is “Christy”.† I had read this book a long time ago.† My mother had it and I picked it up while I was a teenager and read it.† The TV series is on Netflix and we have both loved it.† We have learned so much about the Appalachian area and people.
“May the odds be ever in your favor”† Effie Trinkett “The Hunger Games”
“District Twelve. Where you can starve to death in safety.” Katniss Everdeen “The Hunger Games”