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Today our focus is on art. We have done WAY more art this week than we usually do! Three of the kids did a weaving project to go with our Josefina (American Girl) unit study– I’ll be sharing all about it when we finish in a few weeks. We did watercolors of whales (a See the Light project) and of turtles (to go with a review of Tadeo Turtle which will be coming soon).
We’ve had a couple of big snows in the last two weeks, which caused cancelation of basketball practice twice and even a dress/tech rehearsal of my oldest’s musical Aladdin. They pulled it together in spite of it, and had a wonderful run! See some awesome pictures and read about the show at At a Hen’s Pace.
What’s next in the theater realm?
Well, despite the fact that we had told our son, No more shows until next fall, neither his dad nor I hesitated to say yes when said he’d like to audition for the next show! Oh, yes, we’ve caught the bug! We even begged the next three kids to try out as well (no luck there). So, he finished Aladdin on Sunday and auditioned for an instrument part (violin) for Godspell on Monday! He does his song/dance audition tonight, callbacks are on Saturday, and the cast list will be posted on Sunday. We were able to encourage the four oldest to take a dance class together (also through Spotlight), so that will be fun to see what they learn there.
In our homeschooling:
We studied shelled animals (bivalves and gastropods in science) and read about knights and medieval Spain (the Moors) in history. My oldest started the next math book and the next two kids are almost finished with theirs as well. I’ve been reading about Josefina (American Girl) in 1824 New Mexico to the middle kids. Next week we’ll make some Mexican food and do some more activities for the unit study.
Ends this week:
Our last basketball games are tomorrow. Our kids learn so much through Upward. We’re really blessed to have it so close by.
So sad to say that I’ve gone almost a month with only one full workout! I still have 13 days of the 60-day challenge, so I really hope I can push myself to work out at least every other day!
New with Baby:
She’s been standing a lot this week; soon she’ll be cruising around the furniture. She’s finally getting a little bit better at eating baby food, but her favorite sustenance still comes from me. And one night she actually slept through the night!
And I’ll leave you with this one today! (Click through to I Choose Joy! if you don’t see it! Have a great weekend!
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