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Friday, December 5, 2014

A Hindu Temple and Christmas In Italy

Things are a little "off" since we're gearing up for Christmas.  Academics are slowing down a bit, and our Christmas Around the World study is gearing up!  It's such a fun time of year :)  Here's what we did this week:


The girls got all their academics done early in the day.  They were going to do DIY projects in the afternoon, but I fell asleep and the girls ended up playing the day away.  Fine by me!  I needed the sleep.


Playgroup day!  We met at a nature center, and the girls played outside most of the time.  This of course, is the highlight of their week.  I love that my little ladies have such nice friends to play with!  Afterwards, they packed up their bags, and we dropped them off at Grandma Suzies for the night.  Bud and I got to go to a work party at Mancinis.  Mmm, steak!  We got a bottle of wine and a Starbucks gift card in the gift exchange.  Woo hoo!


In the morning I woke up and left to pick up the girls.  They had a fabulous sleep over :)  When we got home, I let them unwind a little bit before doing school work.  They didn't do a full load, but at least worked on math, reading, and writing.    In the evening, Bud and Millie went to get our Christmas tree!  The girls did a nice job decorating it :)


Today we did something super special!  We got to go on a tour of a Hindu temple!!  It was so amazing to learn all about Hinduism, and learn about Indian culture.  We weren't allowed to take pictures, but Millie did a few sketches while we were there.


Today we started our Christmas Around the World unit study!  It's going to be so much fun!!!  The first one was Christmas in Italy.  We found Italy on the map, read Tony's Bread, read all about Italy, learned about Leonardo de Vinci, made Mona Lisa drawings of their sisters using pastels, and read about Christmas in Italy.  We'll be cooking a nice lasagna dinner, too :)  My original plan included going up to the Cathedral of St. Paul to look at the Nativity scene, but I realized that it doesn't get set up until December 13th.  Such a bummer!  I wish I would have done Italy later... Oh well.

This weekend will bring: A 4-H meeting, 4-h Project Pursuit (I heard that Millie will be making a candlestick out of wood), Sunday school, and a trip out to Brickmania to see the Christmas display.

Last weeks happenings:

Minne-So-Da Tater Tot Hotdish (only 4 ingredients!) 
The Regions of the USA - A (Very Basic) Unit Study
The Events Leading Up To Thanksgiving

Find out what other homeschoolers were up to this week, here.

1 comment:

  1. That is terrific going on the temple tour. I love diverse exposure/culture. Awesome! :)