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Friday, May 25, 2012

Weekly Report... Celebrating!

Another year "completed", more or less... So we headed out for an afternoon of fun and relaxation with my mom and sister, along with a fantastic picnic, plenty of sunshine, and a quiet riverside beach.







They collected many rocks, some of which The Boy sent skipping merrily across the water; watched ducklings with fascination; and discovered that swimming downstream with the current is much easier (and faster) than swimming against the current!

Other than that, we are enjoying reading Children of Green Knowe, The Ordinary Princess, Treasure Island, and Swallows & Amazons. We have watched From Time to Time, another episode of America: The Story of US, Microcosmos, and now The Tale of Despereaux, among other things.

The Boy has been busy with building models and designing cars (birthday gifts), as well as finishing The Basilisk's Lair (Nathaniel Fludd, Beastologist), and starting The Son of Neptune.

The Girl is still my personal assistant in the kitchen. she's also spending a lot of time lately creating with clay. She may not draw as well as her brother, but her sculptures are really good! She's enjoying her short break from reading practice... we'll start back up with that next week.

I am for the most part satisfied with what we/they have learned over the last year, and am excited about the next one! Don't forget to drop by Weird Unsocialized Homeschoolers for more weekly reports!

3 comments :

  1. What a fun spot! And a great place to finish up the school year! Whoop!

    We were reading aloud Peter Pan, but the kids are just not enjoying it. Perhaps I should consider an audio book too?

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  2. Neat spot! It's getting "wading" warm enough here! :)

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  3. Looks like some great books.

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