If we value the pursuit of knowledge, we must be free to follow wherever that search may lead us. ~ Adlai Stevenson

Friday, June 3, 2011

First Week of Vacation Wrap-up...

We basically had a lazy week, not a lot going on in the world of learning, but that doesn't mean we didn't do anything at all!

We read more in Peter & the Starcatchers. The book is well written, and right now, very suspenseful. I really enjoy reading this one!

We watched some more Meerkat Manor and Journey Into Amazing Caves.

We also watched an old classic, which spawned a lot of interesting discussion, H.G. Wells' Time Machine. I've seen the remake, and frankly prefer the original.

Other than that, we've played Crayon Physics and Sorry, as well as Uno. Cyrus had another piano lesson, and we are working on his practicing more regularly. And he started working on composing music with a program called Note Flight.We baked cookies, worked in the garden (when it wasn't raining), cleaned more of the house, watched a family friend change the oil in the car (always interesting for the kids), and started listening to Your Story Hour. We listened to the episode about Thomas Alva Edison. The kids really liked the radio-story format, and are eager to listen to the next one.

ETA: I forgot painting! Cyrus worked on some modern art in acrylics....

And Cassia did a landscape in watercolors... the black dots along the hill top are sheep, by the way, and there are white ones too if you look closely enough...

Next week, we'll start up our light summer session. And perhaps I will finish agonizing over choices for next year. Part of the problem is that there is a dichotomy - part of me wants the freedom of a very loose plan (mostly the basics) and part of me thinks I would make life easier for myself if I had something to follow. We'll just have to wait and see which part of me wins!


  1. Anonymous11:18 AM

    Oh, a lazy week sounds lovely! Even still, you're doing some educational things, but they all sound fun.

  2. We finished Peter and the Starcatchers a couple of weeks ago and just loved it. I ended up going on Amazon and purchasing the rest of the series, daughter is now reading the second book on her own.


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