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Friday, October 21, 2011

Weekly (OK, Monthly) Wrap-Up. A Busy Fall So Far . . .

We have had an amazingly busy fall so far. Lots of fun field trips, cool studies, and (finally) cooler weather!!! I think the best way to show you what we've been up to is in pictures. So, I present to you--(man, I don't have any snappy titles coming to me whatsoever. Hmmm.)--What We've Been Up To, Volume One:
Indian Sand Painting (with Ninja Turtles--an interesting spin on it ; )

Autumn Treasures with an Amanda Bennett Unit Study (the first one we've done).

Some adaptations to the Autumn Unit Study with the Fall Unit from Confessions of a Homeschooler.

Soccer Tournaments

An interesting "experiment" from the anatomy lessons we've been going over. Firefly decided to create all known internal organs and attach them to a stuffed animal. The original plan, apparently, involved knives and "surgery". Luckily, I tuned in in time to realize I should offer her and her brother some tape, instead. It's kind of hard to see in the pictures, but she has *neatly* labeled the spine, lungs, kidneys, and, of course, the "butt".

A Super-Fun trip to a pumpkin patch. One of the local homeschooling mommas set this up, and we had a BLAST! There were a number of different "stations" set up throughout the patch, and we got to: go on a scavenger hunt (can you find a really lumpy pumpkin?), find out if our hypothesis was right about a mini pumpkin sinking or floating, estimating, measuring, using our senses, and comparing the weight of our little pumpkins with Reece's Pieces.

We had a really, really fun time. (And as you can see, that was before our *cooler* streak. Nothing says fall quite like visiting the pumpkin patch in shorts!)

And, finally, a trip to our local corn maze. Another great time! Not just a corn maze, they have a farm where you can visit and hold baby animals, a hayride where you can feed their humongo cows (Spellcheck is telling me that's not a word, but it's an accurate description, trust me!), a train to ride, pedal cars to race, a playground, and best of all (according to Firefly), a big tub of dried corn to "swim" in!

I think maybe we'll get back to schoolwork next week ; ). On second thought, I hear there is a Colonial Times kind of festival nearby soon . . .


  1. What a fun trip! We went to a pumpkin festival last weekend as well and had a blast. In November, we are going to the Medieval Fair and I can not wait for that one! So many trips, so little time... Thank you for sharing! Oh and by the way- my 2 girls are back in soccer again too!

  2. The stuffed animal idea is great learning. And the field tip looks like a great time!!!

  3. This is a really fun post. Thank you for sharing your field trips and activities. And, for linking up at NOBH.

    Have a great weekend, or month. =)

  4. Too cute, the idea about the stuffed animal, there's one thing for certain, you know they are learning what they are being taught & that their imaginations are working, he he he.
    Stopping by from the HMJ.

  5. What a great week! Fantastic field trips:) We plan to go to the corn maze too!

  6. I love the anatomy lesson. Go for the Colonial Festival!! I really miss all those field trip days now that mine are older.

  7. awesome activities. busy means fun. found your blog and now following.

  8. I nominated you for a couple blog awards. Hope you have time to play. :)

  9. I see someone beat me, but I nominated you for the Versatile Bloggers award http://chestnutgroveacademy.blogspot.com/2011/10/versatile-blogger-award.html



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