Friday, October 9, 2009

Weekly Wrap Up

Here is a brief look at what we did this week ... to join in on the fun, head on over to Kris' blog and add your link to the Weekly Wrap Up.

We had an enjoyable homeschool week, which seems to be the case when we are home quiet a bit. We ended up baking twice - once for a lesson on fractions and then for Ava Mae's wrap up to her FIAR book, Madeline.

To cover fractions, the kids had a chocolate bar that weighed 11 ounces and they needed to figure out how much of it to use, as our recipe called for 4 ounces. Devin is our math whiz and had it figured out in no time. With that out of the way his job was done and he let the girls handle the rest of the baking process.

We had an Apple Cake recipe from France we were going to give a try for Ava Mae's wrap up to Madeline. I ended up tweaking it a little and it turned out fabulous.

We love this cookbook we use ...
Of course, all this baking in a week when I am supposed to be following a more strict heart healthy diet they want you on when you are in cardiac rehab. Thankfully, I was not tempted too much.

History was more of the same this week, with a more in depth study of many of the Explorers. We did not get around to making a diorama out of our book but, I think that we will be able to fit that in early next week. I am working hard to finish us up where we are, touch on the Pilgrims and then spend a month doing a Lapbook on Thanksgiving, in the month of November.

We finished the book The Birchbark House. The kids were excited to get through this though I will say the ending is pretty sad and brought my kids and myself to tears. Next week we move on to a new book - Pedro's Journal.

Other than our studies, Lexi earned her first badge at GA's on this past Wednesday night for a service project. Devin had an awesome baseball weekend and Ava Mae, she has renamed herself Nim from Nim's Island, her new favorite movie.

The kids and I also spent some more time Fall decorating around the house and our front door.

We also rearranged all the furniture in our Family Room and made a Vacation Jar from beach sand and seashells that we picked up during our summer vacation. I am going to add a photograph or two to the inside of the jar once I decide which ones to use. This was a great idea I found on Martha Stewart's website.

That's our weekly wrap up ... we are looking forward to a relaxing weekend! The kids' did not have Timothy School today and they are enjoying just playing outside. It is amazing how quickly they can awaken, eat, dress and be outside playing when there is no school work for the day.


Cheryl said...

Wow, what a crafty week! The apple cake looks delicious and your front door is lovely. I need to start decorating for holidays...but all my decor is packed up in my dark, cluttered, piled high basement :)

{ jamie } said...

That looked yummy!
Love the fall look on your blog, too.

Samantha said...

I love the vacation jar idea - there are so many different ways you could go with it!

A truly beautiful week!

Giggly Girls said...

What a fun week!!! I love your decorations. Would you believe that we don't own a single fall decoration? LOL So sad! Christmas we have tons of but nothing else.

Giggly Girls said...

To answer your questions on my blog. Sign of the Beaver is wonderful! Every chapter leaves hanging so we just want to keep going. A bit of a "spoiler/warning" might want to read the ending if you have a sensitive child. There's a little something that might be upsetting.

And great idea about the headphones. I'm going to try that this week. I guess I'll need to charge her barbie girl (girlie mp3 player LOL)

Paige said...

Looks like a fun week! The apple cake looks delecious.

Anonymous said...

I love all your fall decorating! And the baking sounds nice too.

Have a wonderfully blessed week ahead,