13 May 2011

The Weekly Wrap-Up: the One with Baseball, Frogs and Graduation

This week has been pretty full with an event nearly every day. In between events we are wrapping up the *loose ends* of our school subjects.

I have to admit, I'm just as ready as the kiddos to wrap up our school year. This has been a long, drawn-out semester and I'm looking forward to summer break.

Don't get me wrong though. I am eagerly researching curriculum for next year and am even already looking forward to the fresh start in the Fall, but I wouldn't be honest if I didn't say how excited about summer break I am. However, I do plan to continue some things throughout the summer. We'll be reviewing and continuing math, building thinking skills and, of course, reading lots of books. I'm also planning to throw in a unit study or two. What are your summer plans? Do you school throughout the year or take a summer break?

Here are some highlights from our week:

We took the kiddos to Springdale, AR to see The Naturals (minor league) play baseball. It was their first *real* baseball game and we had a GREAT time. I absolutely LOVE going to stadiums and ballgames and I think I may have enjoyed it the most of all.

(with *Strike* the mascot)

(did I mention that *our*... team won?!)

Mr. B had his K5 graduation celebration this week. He was pretty excited about his special day! You can read more about that here.

This morning we had a chance to attend a stage performance of Alice in Wonderland, Jr. with the local Academy of the Arts. We attended with The Princess' Girl Scout troop because two of her fellow troop members were in the production. Having friends in the play made it even more fun to watch~it was a lot of fun! I've been singing *Zippity Do Da* all day since:)

(The Princess with her troop~she is second from the left)

(Alice in Wonderland, Jr.)
And in more news about our frogs...

lots of our tadpoles are developing their legs! It's so much fun to watch them morph and change each day:) We're so enjoying our backyard *laboratory*.

This morning we were awakened by the loudest chorus of bullfrogs, toads, regular frogs and what-have-you that you've ever heard! And there were frogs all over the place! The kiddos immediately set about catching as many as they could. Mr. B caught a bunch that were swimming by using his butterfly net:)

And I guess that about wraps up our week. Hopefully by this time next week I can be blogging about how we're wrapping up our year!

This post is linked to The Weekly Wrap-up at Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers.


Marlee said...

Awww! My boyfriend is a baseball coach (both at the University and the local legion team), so our springs and summers are packed with baseball. Now everytime I see a field I get nostalgic. Thanks for posting, you have a beautiful family!

Our Side of the Mountain said...

Aww - how cute he is in his cap and gown! We do a little bit of school - mostly what needs a little more working on - but our summer is mostly free! Stopping by from Weekly Wrap-up!


Chef Penny said...

Where did all the frogs come from? That is so cool. Looks like a great week!

In response to your question, we homeschool year round.

Our Homeschool Reviews said...

Hi Lora. I don't know if I ever got back to you on your comment on my Visual Latin post but I saw it today and thought I would stop by. I'm glad it was helpful to you. :) Oh, and congrats on your K5 graduate! He looks very proud!