I have no idea how to make collages on Photobucket with the new upgrades, so this is the best I could do. I don't make a collage for a week and everything changes, sheesh. Does anyone know how to make collages on Photobucket?
We had a great time going to Education Day at our local baseball field with friends. We had great seats right behind home plate. Tom Sawyer got to play one of the games on the field between innings. He won by a landslide! I asked him if he was nervous getting up in front of the crowds, and he said he didn't have time to get nervous.
We started the week off with a little bit of drama. Our old, almost blind dog got into a disagreement with a bird. She pulled its flight feathers out of its tail and laid down to take a nap with them. The bird, who was most upset, pecked our old dog's head. LOL! I think the bird was already hurt or else our dog would not have been able to get those tail feathers! However, we had to stop lessons and rush the poor bird off to the nature center. They said his tail feathers would grow back and they would rehabilitate him.
Our oldest son had a birthday this week. He has had such a year of growth. Training his dog, Boomer, is often a full-time job and keeps him very busy. His friendships continue to grow and the phone is often for him. He is still active with his fencing group and very much looks forward to attending the classes twice a week. Tim is enjoying the TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) program he started this spring at the local community college. It is turning out to be a wonderful place for him. He attends the program three days a week. This summer marks 10 years of ongoing volunteer work with the local nature center. We are very proud of all he is doing and his many successes.
We are busy studying all things prairie. The kids continue to enjoy Little House on the Prairie, and we added in an Indian unit study focused around Meet Kaya. I am making up the Indian unit study as we go. This week we built a teepee from a kit and made our own beaded Indian nameplates. The kids chosen names are Princess Brown Bear, Brick Builder, and Princess Soft Breeze.
In science we learned about the circulatory system, blood types, the make up of blood and the jobs of blood. We made a model of blood. The model is made of red hot candies (red blood cells), lima beans (platelets), lentil beans (white blood cells) and corn syrup (plasma).
Yes! Our plumbing is all fixed; the new ceiling is in; and we even have crown molding now! I can't wait to put my kitchen back together. It has been a long couple of weeks. I am always amazed how a remodel of a small space results in stuff spread all over the house. Oh, and drywall dust ~ need I say more?! We LOVE our contractor, though. This is the fourth job he has done for us, and he just works so well with a family underfoot. It must come with being the youngest of 13 himself.
Well, that wraps up our week. We will be commemorating the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic this weekend with a dinner. I look forward to sharing our event with you soon. I am joining homegrown learners and Weird, unsocialized homeschoolers this week.