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Sunday, September 7, 2014

Geocaching, Color Wheels, and Maps

We made it through our first week of 1st and 5th grade!  It was a pretty ideal, short week.  Here's what we did:

Tuesday was our first day of school.  It was a perfect day, everything went very smoothly.  I wish every day was like the first day!  I already wrote all about it, here

Wednesday we had out first DIY club meeting!  I certainly won't be earning a weather forecasting badge, because we were rained out :(  The kids didn't seem to mind.  They had a great time!  We ended up driving a few blocks away to a park with a shelter to finish our project.  The kids learned all about how to make and hide a geocache!  They made one, filled it, and hid it in the woods.  One of the kids took the coordinates home to log it on the geocaching website.  I was so busy, I didn't take any pictures until the end, when all the kids disappeared into the woods, and I found these two little girls (Elise and her BFF) walking through the woods alone.  Oops.

Thursday we went to the farm to do school.  It was fun to do school in a different environment!  I was surprised that we actually got work done (even piano practice!).  The highlight of our day, and the reason for doing school at the farm, was our art class.  We talked about primary colors, secondary colors, and the color wheel.  The girls did a little mixing of colored water, and found items from nature to match each of the colors in the wheel.  We got rained out today, too!  Eh, we're not afraid of a little rain ;)

Friday we stayed home (finally!).  After the girls finished their regular work, we did geography.  We read Me On The Map, then put together booklets mapping our home, city, state, country, and world.  It was fun!  This was mainly an activity for Elise (as was the color wheel), but it was good review for Millie, too.

It was a great week!  I'm looking forward to this week, too.  We have a LOT planned!

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