Friday, September 03, 2010

Weekly Wrap-up: Back to work (sort of) edition

This could be subtitled:  Why Latin never gets done around here.

This was the week we were getting back to the books.  The tablework.  The math!  It was time to get back into a routine. I was all set on Sunday to get started Monday morning. 

And then my girl got invited to spend the day swimming with a friend.  Of course I said yes. It's still summer and the friend is going back to school next week.  Why not let her go?  So my boy and I did some work. Not too much.  Not as much as I'd wanted.  But we do a lot of things together so it didn't make sense to go on. 

Then there was the unexpected errand in downtown Philadelphia on Tuesday that led us to visit a science museum.

This isn't a museum; it's a church.  Isn't it a beautiful building?

On Wednesday we had to make one last trip to the YMCA pool before it shuts down.   We did a little work in the morning before we left.

On Thursday we finally stayed home and worked.  We even got the Latin in!  And a science experiment!  Composition, spelling, math tests.  Aaahhhh.  And no one complained, probably because they knew that the next day we were going on yet another field trip, to Hawk Mountain Sanctuary.

It costs more than 15 cents to visit now.  But it's still a bargain!

Looking for raptors.
This had been planned for a couple of weeks, so  even though we hadn't had a full week of schoolish work  I couldn't bear to cancel it. I'm glad I didn't - it was a great day with lot of exercise, fresh air, socialization lessons, and birds.  Well, we didn't actually see many birds.  More details and pictures on this fabulous place tomorrow.  Tonight, we're going out for dinner - a rare treat. 

So there you go.  See more Weekly Wrap-ups at Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers.


Wendi said...

I love the flexibility that homeschooling allows...sounds like you had a great week :)

wdworkman said...

Sounds like a very full week. The book work can wait!
Janet W

Catherine said...

Don't you love field trips? Kids can learn so much! Have a great week - and don't worry too much about Latin - they'll learn it eventually!