17 November 2012

The Weekly Wrap-Up: or More Like the Monthly Wrap-Up

Well, this "weekly" wrap-up seems to have turned into an almost-monthly wrap-up!  Oops!  Can you tell it's been busy around here?  Well, it has~can't believe that Thanksgiving is NEXT week!  

November has really been a good month of homeschool here at the Farrell household~that makes this mama's heart very happy!  We did have a couple of sick-tummy-days, but we rebounded from that quickly.  

We kicked off the month with some fun free math worksheets from my friend Marcy at Ben and Me.  It was a great way to sort and count all of that halloween candy;)  Both of my kiddos really had fun with them~I don't think they realized they were doing math, it was all about the candy.

The Princess enjoyed a very fun playdate with a new friend earlier this month.  Her friend lives out on a large farm and they had all kinds of fun doing farm things like: 

...running through the soybean field to catch the combine,

...climbing into the combine, 

...taking a ride in the combine (it was my first combine ride, too!), 

...scootering down a country road, 

...meeting a new friend, 

...and getting to "drive" for the first time 
(be still my pounding heart as she nearly side-swiped my friend's mini van!).

We are almost finished with our 2nd Quarter Co-op.  I've been enjoying being an assistant in the art class.  In there the kids have been learning about landscapes and paint washes, drawing faces and muscle memory, and more.  It's a fun and relaxing class~just what I needed right now:)

We just finished our special history unit on the Pilgrims this week.  We have really enjoyed that!  One of the projects the kids did with that study was to draw a large map and "sail" the Mayflower over the ocean to North America.  

We celebrated our dog Holly's first birthday this week, too.  She was very excited to get a new toy and a nice big ham bone:)

We also went to see a production of The True Story of Pocahontas this week.  It was really a cute play and told the story correctly, even if on a child's level.  There was a study guide we were able to print off to go with it and the kiddos were intrigued to see all of the discrepancies there were in the Disney movie (which I got rid of a long time ago).  It was a great little history lesson!

Now we are looking forward to this next week which brings us not only Thanksgiving but also my parents from Arkansas.  We're so excited about their move!  And, of course, we're looking forward to eating some turkey, too.  We'll be taking a break from our regular school work next week as well.  

I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving week!


Mary said...

The Mayflower Map activity looks fabulous!!

TC Harris said...

I enjoyed your weekly (or monthly LOL) wrap-up.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Jamie {See Jamie blog} said...

Mine was more like a monthly wrap-up, too! I almost titled it as such. ;) Have a happy Thanksgiving!