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Monday, May 20, 2013

Bye Bye 3rd Grade and Preschool: An Exit Interview

Another successful year of homeschooling is behind us!  It feels great to be done.  We have a really fun Summer to look forward to now!!

As I do every year, here is our "school year exit interview":

Millie - 3rd Grade

1.  What is something we did this year that you'll remember the rest of your life?

All the new friends I made.

2.  What is something that was hard for you at the beginning of the year, but is easy now?


3.  What was something you taught me this year?

I taught you a LOT about animals.

4.  What is something I could have done to make this year better?

Get a mammal to study

5.  What is something you really want to learn about next year?

Animal body parts and animal biology

6.  What do you want to be when you grow up?

A cattle farmer

Elise - Preschool

1.  What is something you are happy to have learned about this year?

My workbook

2.  What was your favorite part of school?

Working in my workbook

3.  What do you want to be when you grow up?

A rock star

4.  What is something you really want to learn about next year?


There you have it folks!!  I guess I'll have to get going on my plans for next year, and be sure to include a study on animal biology and princesses.  

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Plants, Pilobolus, and Presentations

And...we're back to being cold!  Seriously.  This spring is becoming laughable.  I think that, starting tomorrow, we're in the clear.  I think.  No guarantees though.

Our theme in preschool this week was "Gardening".  It was so much fun, Millie joined in :)  While I do preschool with Elise, Millie goes into her room to work on cursive, language arts, and reading.  This week was no different, except I called her out of her room when we were ready to work on our fun projects.  Heck, even I join in the fun this week!

Here's what we did:

Read some great books

Painted flower pots

Planted the pots with zinnias, snapdragons, basil, and rosemary.

We worked really hard at finishing up everything we have left for the year.  We plowed through a few math lessons, finished language arts and cursive (!!!), learned about Abraham Lincoln and the beginning of the Civil War, and set up our tadpole operation in science (our tadpoles came!  They're adorable!)
See the tadpoles??  They're so tiny and cute!

On Friday, we were supposed to go out to Gale Woods Farm for a planting class.  Well, we didn't go because...you guessed it...it was snowing!!!  Last time we took a class at Gale Woods during the snow, it took over an hour and a half to get home.  So, we passed on the class.  Lucky for us, we got an email from the homeschool group that someone was unable to use their tickets to see Pilobolus, so we took them!  It was at the Ordway, which is walking distance from our house.  It was soooooooo amazing.  If these guys come to your town, I highly recommend going to see them.

Friday evening Millie had 4-H.  She got up in front of the group to do a demonstration on how to make survival bracelets.  She did a great job!  I am so proud of her.  When I was her age, I would have NEVER had the courage to get up in front of 60+ people to give a speech.  Go Millie!!

8 Days of school left.  6 Field trips, plus a standardized test.
We played at the Children's Museum
The life cycle of a frog

Millie doing her demonstration in 4-H
The girls played "school" today and made bird feeders

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