April 29, 2011

Weekly Wrap-Up: The One with the Apple Field Trip

Another busy week at our house.  We spent Monday and Tuesday at home (with lots of rainy and windy weather, I was glad to be home.) 

Our focus of the week was Knights & Castles and Kings & Queens.  I found a great book at our library that we've been working our way through.
If you're looking for a hands-on way to experience Knights, Castles and the Middle Ages, I highly recommend it.

We spent a lot of time playing with fractions this week using our Fraction Pizza game.  It's an oldie but a goodie from Discovery Toys.  J-Guy really has a strong grasp of fractions, I was pretty impressed, since we hadn't spent a lot of time on that yet.

The highlight of the week was our Field Trip to the Apple store, the kids got to play with iMovie on the Macs.  They each made some cool and fun quick movies.  MacBooks rock (wish I had one.)  Apple Field Trips are only offered for a few weeks a year.  It's great fun, if you have a store near you, go check it out.

Today we had our annual "after" Easter egg hunt at a local park.  The weather was somewhat cooperative (no rain), but not warm.  Some people were wearing winter coats - I wish I had mine.  It was really windy and cold.  Oh well, the warm weather is right around the corner, we're happy.

I participated in the Curriculum Clean-out hosted at Homeschool Creations - if you haven't checked it out, be sure you do - there are a lot of great items available.

To see what other homeschoolers did this week - please stop by Weird Unsocialized Homeschoolers.


wdworkman said...

I've never heard of an Apple Field Trip. Sounds fun!
Janet W

Sherry said...

Oh, we'll have to watch for our closest Apple store to have that. Very cool. Thanks for sharing!