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15 December 2010

Week 15 And that wraps up school







School is out for Christmas finally.  I had planned it to be a short week, but I didn't plan it short enough.  We started out the week with CC turning 10 - we enjoyed a sunny day hiking in our favorite local park.  We managed a couple of days of almost school then took a snow day.  LB has her first ballet recital this weekend.  We will be off for two weeks (or three) for the holidays.

I'm making big changes for next year.  Big changes.  
 
Books Read
City by David MacAulay

Read Alouds
A Christmas Carol
Dr. Seuss' ABC 
There's a Wocket in my Pocket by Dr. Suess
Cinderella by K. Y. Craft
Sleeping Beauty by K. Y. Craft

Activities
Made  4 kinds of shortbread bookies for a cookie exchange (CC and LB)
Play Spore (everyone)
Lots of games of Apples to Apples Jr.  - everyone
Day off for CC's birthday - everyone
Animation - (CC working through the Klutz book of Animation she got for her birthday.)
Nature walk (everyone)
Hiking (everyone)
Fencing (CC)
Ballet (LB)
Adventure story - (CC) she's writing and we're editing together.  She is on chapter 5 and ready to write the climax of the story.
ETC (LB)
Reading Pathways (LB)
Math (both)
Boggle (all)
Crazy Contraptions
Day off because it was Friday.  We started Christmas vacation early.





4 comments:

Robyn said...

Wow, you still got a lot done! Happy Bday to your 10 y/o! I have one of those too... just turned 10 in Nov. I'll be interested to see your changes for next year. I'm in the process of changing some things up too!

TechWife said...

What varied weather - from hiking in short sleeves to playing in the snow all in one week! It's great to start a vacation early, isn't it?

kim said...

Looks like a good week. I can't wait to hear about the changes, though.

Gillian said...

I too can't wait to hear about the changes, which we are also making. Happy Winter Break!