Friday, October 12, 2012

Weekly Wrap-Up {Pumpkins and Packing}

Our Weekly Wrap-Up

School was short but sweet this week. 

We packed in as much as we could on Monday and Tuesday so that I could pack up our beautiful school room and get it moved over to the new house.


Aside from the normal book work, the boys have moved onto the first colonies in our Winter’s Promise Early American Story.  They added another new page to their make-your-own History book project.  I was sooooo very proud of Nate who sat and carefully drew and then colored in a map of a colony.


He has been completing his work much better this week, and is only 14 pages away from completing his first grade math book.  Yea for a great week Nate!



Not only did Isaac do all of his school work, but he was an incredible helper to me while packing this week!  He also helped out with several dinners, and made No-Bakes (nearly) on his own.  He very proudly handed them out after supper one night, while all the kids proclaimed the cookies were the best they ever tasted!


Elaina asked to do a pumpkin themed week.  Sure, why not?  It’s  a great excuse to read one of our family favorites: The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything.


We talked about ordinal numbers and sequencing with these Jack-o-lantern cards


Went over the lifecycle of a pumpkin, and also talked about  what an onomatopoeia is with an old printable I made to go along with the book.


Of course, no unit is complete without a grid game!  She cried when she didn’t win though….


She drew a really adorable scarecrow in a pumpkin patch, and I was wishing it wasn’t on dry-erase paper.  It was too sweet to erase.


I did end up sneaking in a bit of reading work with this fun new set of linking letter cubes.  She loved it, totally understood it, and I am crossing my fingers will be eager to start reading books after we get settled again.


I got out the pattern blocks and interlocking cubes to use with her Building Thinking Skills book this week.  She loved using both!


Silly me ended up packing a bit too much of her school stuff, so toward the end of the week she mostly did her MIA reading.


Olivia did a lot of solitary play this week, which was great for packing.  Whoever was praying for her to have a nice week: Thank You!!



She did a bit of lacing with orange “oonge” foam shapes and made a very long “ssssnake”.



She also held and kissed a ladybug that Nate caught in the yard.  Too cute!


I found a new great recipe for French Bread and made it twice this week.  I’m always amazed at how much bread our family can eat in one sitting….


Tried another Pinterest recipe: Tuscan Sausage Soup.  It was good and easy too.

That's about it around here.  Well...not really.  We are busy packing, moving, cleaning, decorating, unpacking, and painting.  That's more than I can handle in one week!

Linking up with WUH: Weekly Wrap-Up

1 comment:

Allison said...

I hope your move goes well!