Science Fun ~ We had lots of fun in science this week. We finished our biology book and looked at some slides under the microscope. We also experimented with spider balls. We put a few in warm water, salt water, cold water, and seltzer water. To our surprise, the warm water opened the spider balls the fastest. After the spider balls fully opened, the kids played with them in the bath tub. They bounced very high.
We also made Ice Cream Bread this week. We let Tom Sawyer have a wheat cheat for this yummy bread. I gave him the supplement, GlutenEase, which helped him get through the cheat. This bread is really easy. It only has two ingredients! We used vanilla ice cream, but you could use any kind of ice cream.
Physical Therapy ~ Tom Sawyer started physical therapy this week, which made him sore. The therapist gave us his exercises for the week, and I took pictures of him doing each one so I could check his position at home.
Performances ~ We have three Swan Lake shows down and three to go. The kids are doing fantastic so far. In addition, the girls had their aerial arts showcase this week. I had a terrible time getting pictures from the dark audience. Below, is the only one I was able to rescue. Little Red Riding Hood is up in the silks doing her famous splits. She is so flexible. I am hoping our video came out better, but I haven't had time to check it.
8 Ways You Know It's Time for Summer ~
- The last glue stick just ran out.
- Out of the home classes are ending!
- Mommy would rather organize the art cupboard than read with the kids.
- There are piles of homeschool catalogues and wish lists for next year all over the house.
- The pencil sharpener has disappeared.
- My end of year checklist is almost all crossed off.
- Public school kids are calling to set up play dates.
- THE KIDS WOULD RATHER CLEAN UP THE FLOOD IN THE BASEMENT THAN DO LITERATURE WITH TEA TIME!
All the Rest ~ We are just being swamped with rain. The basement took a big hit in the last few days. We are very blessed next to all of those in the Midwest who have suffered through tornadoes, so I am not complaining. Our library is doing a fun idea this summer. They are wrapping up books and you check out the book, cover unseen, like a blind date. After reading them, you get to rate them. It is fun. The first two books are ones I would have never picked out on my own, but they are really good. This program is stretching me to read something different than my normal preferences.
Earlier this week, I posted about my kids' perspective on how the year had gone. If you would like to read their interviews, go here. I will be giving my response and posting our summer bucket list and summer school plans this weekend.