School, Yummy!

by GfG on August 16, 2008 · 5 comments

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Since you were here for the drama of the first day of our school year, I thought I should share the good now. The week ended up going just fine. Not great. Not bad, either. We are getting into our new curric and new schedule. Still working out the kinks. Adding a new student always takes me a bit to figure out. And adding a student and having a baby, well, that takes more than a bit.

We’ve done almost all of what I had planned. Next week is lookin’ good for getting everything done. While.we.pack. Ü Quit yer snickering.
While watching some Olympic 100m prelims today, I went out and marked 50m (I know, it would have been even better if I had had them mark it). Brought the kiddos out and reminded them that the men we were just watching were running double the distance in about 10seconds! Then I had each of them run it. Naturally, I went first. I don’t think I’ve run that since jr. high. Here are our times: me- 14.62 The Boy- 13.56 Princess- 15.22 Faith- 20.52 Cutie Pie- 37.25 HB (wanted to run the 100, so she turned around and ran back) 27.41. It was pretty enlightening and we all had some great belly laughs watching Faith and Cutie Pie run their hearts out.
Our final activity for school for our first week was something I knew the kids would like, but I wasn’t sure how great it would actually be. I am soooo glad we did it, though, because it really was educational and fun. Plus the kids really did love it. It was a great way to end the week.

The oldest 3 students made maps of Egypt with sugar cookie dough! They had to show the Nile and the Nile Delta, the correct shape of Eqypt, the river basin, and the desert lands— using sprinkles. They were very proud. And it was really easy. (The Boy and Princess thought they were clever with putting red sprinkles for the Red Sea). They even made little pyramids and the Sphinx (we haven’t studied where they are actually located yet-that’s next week). Sharing them with the counselors on the very last night of camp was like a cherry on top- of sugar cookies!
I’m so glad we homeschool.
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