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Friday, September 12, 2014

Auditions, Biomes, Circuits, and DIY.org

Another week with great educational diversity, here at Two Cowgirls Homeschool Academy!

Here's what we were up to this week:


 We woke up early and ventured out for a two hour drive to Fairfax MN to go to Fort Ridgley State Park.  It was so cool!  Our reason for going there was to observe the prairie, and fill out a workbook about it.  The added bonus was being able to walk around the ruins of Fort Ridgley.  What an interesting history!  Millie and her friend went on a walk into the woods by themselves, and had a great adventure.  A memory maker, for sure!  In the evening Millie had her first *real* play audition! 


We did our 3 R's in the morning.  Elise and I read Corduroy this week, which included a sequencing activity, and learning to sew a button on...you guessed it...a piece of corduroy.  Millie is reading (and very much enjoying) Where the Red Fern Grows.  In the afternoon, we went to a park for playgroup, then piano lessons.  


Today was SciGirls!!  It finally came :)  We've been planning and obsessing organizing this class for months and months.  The first class was a success!  The girls received a challenge to make a fashion accessory using a battery, LED lights, and conductive thread.  This is something that was totally new to these girls, which is awesome because it's hard to come across science activities that haven't been done a million times.  While Millie and I were at SciGirls, Elise went to her Lil' Naturalist class with Grandma Susie.  Afterwards, they went to the Mall of America and Buffalo Wild Wings.  Fun!


Finally a day to stay home!  We did our 3 R's in the morning, and the girls worked on DIY projects in the afternoon.  Both girls earned their Makeup Artist badges.  While they did that, I had my Becky Home-ecy day (more on this later).  I spend the entire afternoon in the kitchen.  It was great!

Mirrorless make-up application challenge
Fake an injury challenge


Another stay at home day!  I love these days :)  We did 3 R's in the morning, and science in the afternoon.  We learned about decomposers, producers, and consumers.  See the cute classification cards in my picture?!  They're available for free here.  The girls made food webs, which also happened to be one of the challenges for the "Biologist" DIY topic.  They uploaded their webs to the DIY website, and then spend the rest of the afternoon playing, cleaning,and getting ready to spend the night at Grandma Susie's house.  Bud and I are leaving bright and early Saturday morning to get a new car for me in...wait for it...Omaha!  Road trip!

It was a great week, and although we went out 3 times instead of my ideal 2 times, it was low stress and fulfilling.  The upcoming weekend will include; the first day of Sunday school, a new car, and a birthday party for Elise.  Weeee!

What do other homeschoolers do all week?  Find out here!

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