September 17, 2010

Weekly Wrap Up - September 17


Our week was great this week. Here are some highlights.

Monday:  We held our very first Around the World Cooking Club meeting at our house.  The kids cooked Mexican cuisine and it was yummy.  Everyone really seemed to enjoy themselves, and the food was quite good.  We are definitely excited about this club over the year.  Our next cooking experience will be from France - we might go heavy on desserts.  S-Doll had a friend stay after cooking club, so we had a leisurely afternoon.  We spent a good chunk of time at the Cincinnati Nature Center, taking a hike, feeding the fish, checking out tadpoles in the stream.  All in all a great day.

Tuesday:  We were back to working on our measurement unit study.  We focused on probability and statistics and played with Skittles.  Our favorite part was buying the big bag of Skittles, then we each randomly drew 20 skittles from the bag.  We tallied what colors were pulled.  Both girls (and mom) pulled the most purple Skittles.  J-Guy pulled the most red Skittles.  We hypothesized that purple must be the most prevalent in a package of Skittles.  Nope, not in our bag - red actually outnumbered the other colors by 10 skittles.  We were very surprised.   This exercise was also good for counting by 5's and 10's practice.

Wednesday:  First morning back at our favorite homeschool enrichment school, Leaves of Learning.  J-Guy is taking Simple Machines, S-Doll is taking Art and A-Doll is taking Arts & Crafts from the Time Machine and Sign Language.  Great place - fun morning!

Thursday:  Regular school and art class for A & J.  They are taking a cool art class - it's called Recycled Runway.  They are taking regular items and re-purposing them into outfits/costumes for a "green" fashion show.  I wish I could take it, awesome class.

And today, we have our first meeting of Review club, followed by a park day.  Then, I'm headed to Half-Price books to search for some of the books for WinterPromise Sea & Sky.  We're excited to get started with that program.

Have a great weekend!  Make sure you head over to Weird Unsocialized Homeschoolers for additional Weekly Wrap-Ups.


Unknown said...

Sounds like an exciting week! We have an art place near us that used recycled items for creative art projects. We've yet to go - but it's certainly on our to do list!

Have a wonderful weekend,


Tiffany said...

Your week sounds like it was fun! I really like the recycled fashion idea.

Autismland Penny said...

I love the cooking around the world idea!You sound like you had such a fun week. Thanks for sharing!

Amber said...

I love the cooking around the world idea, too. It wouldn't work for us right now, but I'll have to keep that in mind for the future, it's a really good idea. =)

Sharla said...

The cooking around the world is a great idea. I have a children's cookbook of cooking around the world, but it hasn't occurred to me to use it!

I am going to be using your Skittles idea soon. I have written it down and know that my kids will love it! Thanks for sharing!

Samantha said...

The Around the World Cooking Club sounds like a very fun idea! It sounds like you had a busy week. I really like the idea of using a Skittles bag to teach about probability. I'll have to remember that one. Math is always more fun with food!

Samantha from To Be Busy At Home