Friday, October 2, 2009

Weekly homeschool highlights

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I'm gonna try to write the highlights every week, just so I remember.

Let me see.....what did we do? Well, we did make our tissue paper flowers for our fiesta that we were supposed to do today. But we have had a couple of choppy weeks, so the fiesta will wait til next week. It didn't help that I didn't get my library books for Mexico til the end of the week. But, that's ok. In the winter, when we are stuck inside all the time, I'll have plenty of time to keep up and do everything at the right time.

We also tried out MAFA. (Masters Academy of Fine Arts) It meets Wednesdays from 1-4 all year long. The bonus is that I don't have to teach!!!I get an actual break every week. It teaches them art, drama, music and history all within the same century. This year they are studying the modern century. So they are gonna learn about the last 100 years. Both of my kids loved it. I was surprised that little man loved it. He is my anti-fun, anti-everything guy. But he was excited afterwards. So we are gonna sign up next week. The other moms and I will go out to McDonald's and let the little kids play while we talk. I won't have any kids to watch. Three hours of silence from my children. Music to my ears. :)

Today we went to the fire department for a field trip. My hubby did our tour. My kids love to go and look at the trucks. They probably could've done the tour themselves, they've been there a million times. :) But it was fun still. And we'll be there on Sunday for the open house.

What were your highlights?


Cheryl@SomewhatCrunchy said...

MAFA sounds wonderful! What a great resource. You may want to consider linking up at Weird Unsocialized Homeschoolers weekly wrap up. I love hopping around and getting new ideas.

Shannon said...

Hmmm... my highlights are coming soon. I am working on my post, but it will run through part of the weekend since we still have sickly kiddos here.

Abby said...

I agree w/Cheryl. MAFA sounds utterly wonderful! Kiddos actively engaged in arts/education + plus time to yourself = pure bliss!

Posted highlights on my blog, we are love our curriculum!

Weird Unsocialized Mom said...

Oh, my goodness. Can I just say how totally and completely jealous I am of that Masters of Fine Arts class? It sounds like a wonderful resource in and of itself, but that time alone would be just icing on the cake!

The field trip to the fire department sounds like fun, too. We haven't done something like that in a long time.

Giggly Girls said...

I'm totally jealous of your childfree time. How wonderful for you! The class sounds great too. LOL

I can't even imagine. LOL

Anonymous said...

Ah, the fire department! My kiddos had a tour and LOVED it! Of course, their daddy wasn't the tour guide but I can imagine how lucky your children are!

Lisa said...

How does the old song go? "Everyone could use a little time away..." How fun for you and your children! Sometimes they need a break from us as too! How nice to have such a great opportunity.

Michelle said...

Envious of your free time. Sounds like you had a pretty good week!

Angela said...

I'm late on my book basket books too. Thanks so much for the award, I was just reading your other blog-LOVE your favorite things, I would love to have an I touch, fun stuff!