Home Learning Moments This Week

We started off the week with a bang.  Tuesday is a busy day with Music Lessons and swim lessons for the twins.  I can not express how happy I am with the Music program and with the instructor.  The kids have an absolute wonderful time and she is open to their enthusiasm.  Wonderful.  We followed swim lessons with a trip to a local nursery for seeds and soil pucks.  We are going to start our indoor green house soon.  We followed that up with a trip to a pet store for a new heat bulb for BoGo.  We toured the store for at least 1/2 hour checking out the pets and their habitats.  Then on to Daddy's work for a family lunch.  We arrived home with just enough time to get dinner ready for post swim chaos.  Then on to swim class.  The twins had to start with an apology to the teacher for not listening last session.  They were awful.  But after a discussion about safety and responsibility they were great at their two sessions this week.  4 more to go.  They love swimming, but I wish the time was not right at dinner (4:30 - 5).

 Books.  The boys love to make books.  They draw pictures on to hand-made books and then dictate their story to me.  I make sure to write it down just as they say it to catch all their vocabulary nuances.  These are going to be great treasures later in life.

 Balance.  We were balancing various objects on a Popsicle stick.  As you can see, Animal had a great time with this. And learned a lot about center points and weights.  Of course, this balance session turned into a catapult target session.  As it should have.
On a day where the morning started off rough, we headed out for a long adventure hike.  It was just what we needed.  The remainder of the day was mellow and friction was minimal.  We headed out to a local Nature Trust and spied the eagles nest.  When we got out of the car, we could hear the eaglets chirping.  Very cool.  We searched for agates and came up empty handed once again.  And then finished our adventure with a pass by a beaver lodge.  The beavers have just started to work.  There were at least 30 fresh sticks added to the lodge.

This morning we were wet felting with our co-op group.  LBB felted some soap and I demonstrated felted snakes with BW providing guidance in the carrier.  Animal made himself a cool new snake, too.  Builder prefers to play with the toys.  Once again we had a great time.  I don't know what the remainder of the day will hold, or tomorrow, but I am sure it will involve a trip out side, some seed starting, and a lot of book reading.

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