Saturday, September 10, 2016

Week 6 ~ Back to Dance Lessons

This was our first week back to a full schedule that includes all of our out-of-the-home activities. It went pretty well.

Jackson Pollock ~ We had art with Grandma this week. The twins came over and we had a blast. We were blessed with a bunch of paint from Freecycle, and after the art history lecture, the kids really went to town . My grass is all kinds of interesting colors now. HA!

Dean's painting
Dance ~ The kids are overjoyed to be back to their dance classes. On the second day of dance, they were assigned their first performance, which will be next weekend. It is shaping up to be a very exciting year.

Captivating Chemistry ~ We are having a great time in chemistry. I do think we are going to have to break down and buy a chemistry set. So far, I am not very impressed with most of the experiments we have done. This week we lit a dollar bill on fire which had been soaked in rubbing alcohol and water. It was supposed to be "engulfed" in flames yet leave the bill unharmed. We had a terrible time getting it to light on fire at all and then when it did it began to smolder. The rest of our studies are great and we are enjoying the videos about the periodic table of elements from Nottingham University and playing lots of chemistry games. 

State Fair ~ We went to the state fair on education day, which is our tradition. The kids did three rides this year and fell in love with a one day old baby cow. We had caramel apples and explored the education hall. This year we skipped all of the shows since we had seen them all before. I wish our fair switched things up a bit. We wrapped it up with lunch at Sonic. The food at the fair is outrageously priced! 

Yard Sale ~ We set up a table at the community center yard sale on Saturday. We were much more successful than we have been with yard sales in our own yard. We will do it again! They even let you set up the night before, which was very nice. 

Next week has several extra appointments amid all of the normal stuff. We will see how it turns out. It is going to be really busy.

Blessings, Dawn


  1. Wow! Love the splatter painting! :) You know I'm big on art, though, lol.

    When we do the homeschool day at the fair, I bring lunch in a backpack. Fair food prices are outrageous.

  2. What fun! I love the splatter paint and I LOVE the photo of your son in the wheel!