Monday, January 19, 2015

My Father's World - Exploring Countries and Cultures Weeks 17 & 18

This is going to be quick.  I seem to have a fast forward button for my life, rather than a pause button.  Since when have my children gotten past my waist in height?  I think they're going to surpass me soon.

And apparently, I've been lacking with the photographs on school stuff.  I'm way behind in labeling and organizing my photos, but what have I been taking photos of?  Seriously, I've got nothing for these weeks.  I managed to put 2 collages together quickly, but that's it. 

On with our school recap:

Week 17

We finished up Germany and Europe.  I added in an English tea party for lunch one day.  We ate that while watching a PBS show on Germany and the Neuschwanstein Castle.  We also built the Neuschwanstein Castle out of Nanoblocks.  Fun for the kids and me.  We finished off the week with having bratwurst for dinner.  We skipped art.  Or rather I let the kids chose what they wanted to do for art.  Chewy drew and Scooter built stuff with Legos.  That was fine with me.  We didn't need to do Framed Pressed Flowers that would eventually end up in the garbage or shoved somewhere. 

Our viewing for the week included the Magic School Bus episode of "Rocks and Rolls." 

Christmas fell in here somewhere.  The kids got some DVDs, "Life" and "The Blue Planet."  Hubby got "Dukes of Hazzard."  The kids also got a variety of books from "Wimpy Kid" to "Fox Trot" to "Mercy Watson." We enjoyed a family Christmas Eve hike up the mountain and snowboard down.

Week 18

We entered Kenya in Africa.  On to a new continent.  Again, we skipped art.  Rather, I let the kids be crafty on their own instead of doing what was assigned.  They prefer that.  It's fun to do the assigned art projects, but it also get tedious.  And we've had so many fails, that I don't want the kids to dislike art.  Scooter already dislikes arty stuff and Chewy is my crafty kid by nature, she just likes to craft things. 

Magic School Bus episodes included "Flexes Its Muscles" and "Works Out." 

We've gotten a wee bit of snow, that the kids play in right away before it melts.

Whew!  Now that we're actually in week 20 of school, I've almost caught up!

That's all I've got. I really need to get to bed.  Are you on fast forward, pause, or rewind?  Or maybe just the standard "play"?  What's happening in your corner of the world?

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