Today Elise had Jr. First Lego League. Millie's co-op hasn't started up yet, so she tagged along to the library with us, hunted for books, and read by the fire while Elise hung out with friends and created with Legos. This was a great Jr. FLL class, because the kids worked on their challenge for a LONG time!! Our little Lego Leaguers are so proficient at their Lego skills, that they usually breeze through their challenges.
Today was a book club day. We read The Little Prince aloud as a family, and Millie went to the book club with a group of other middle school age kids. Millie and Elise loved the book, but I didn't care for it. Anywhoo, while she was at her book club, I had the pleasure of entertaining Elise and her BFF. I took them to the Children's Museum to play for an hour. Good times! When we got home, we did our regular school work. The kids were really thrown off having to do their school work in the afternoon! He he.
SciGirls! My favorite day of the month!! This month the girls did a little CSI, and had to solve The Case of the Missing Diamonds. They dusted for fingerprints, fumed for fingerprints, analyzed fabric samples, analyzed blood samples, and experimented with chromatography, It was super fun. Unfortunately, Millie started feeling sick mid-way through class, so I had to take her home. *Gasp* Fortunately, another mom was on site, and was willing/able to step in and help finish up the class. Getting her home was a crazy event. I had to do a drive-by drop off, and drive to the next city over to pick up Elise where she was hanging out with her BFF (again!! Two days in a row?! Lucky girls) at the zoo. When we finally made it home, Millie had made herself some mint tea, and was cuddled up on the couch, where she stayed for the rest of the day.
|I'm reading Pioneer Girl|
I mentioned before that we're using Harmony Ed this year as a way to fund our homeschool expenses. In return for getting reimbursed for $1,600 worth of homeschool supplies, classes, and curriculum, we have to do worksheets. It's not a bad trade off! I wouldn't do it again, because next year we have to return the books we use, which makes doing the worksheets pointless, but for this year, it's working for us. So, Friday we had what I called a "Harmony Ed Extravaganza," at which we spent the afternoon plowing through worksheets.
This weekend brings sub-zero temperatures, which means a lot of indoor time. We'll be venturing out for a piano recital (Elise's first!), and one-act play practice. I hate the thought of driving 40 minutes on a day where the high is -7, but 4-H calls!
Find out what other homeschoolers did this week, here!