This slow weekly wrap-up is getting to be a bad habit, eh? My excuse this weekend is that we've been busy celebrating my birthday! :)
Our highlight this week was a field trip to Ft. Donelson, Tennessee. I didn't realize that we had a Civil War battlefield so near to us. I have visited quite a few of them and they are always so interesting. This one did not disappoint either. The grounds were beautiful and well-kept and the rangers were very helpful. We enjoyed the museum, the car tour, and a fascinating tour of the nearby US National Cemetery. We had a lovely day for our visit--cooler temps and perfect picnicking weather! I definitely recommend visiting if you get the chance! It's in the quaint little town of Dover, TN which is actually over 200 years old.
Friday was our third co-op meeting for this semester. I taught about Jackson Pollock in our art class. Then everyone got to splatter paint their own canvas--lots of messy fun!! Each art class period seems like a stressful whirlwind to me as I attempt to talk about the artist for a few minutes plus have plenty of time to create our project. I'm always worn out afterwards, but the kids seem to love it and I'm so glad.
Our other co-op classes went well also, especially Buzzwords where my friend Brandi has managed to actually make spelling FUN! This week they were divided into teams to write a short stories using words from their spelling lists (which they are busy studying, btw, to prepare for our upcoming very-first spelling bee!). Below is a picture of Mr. B's team reading their story aloud.
The weekend has been fun and relaxing with my family as they blessed me with lot of fun birthday surprises: cookie cake, Panera's, a new Keruig, a lovely monogrammed wooden pumpkin for my door... It's been a great birthday!
And now I'm off to lesson plan and get ready for school to begin all over again in the morning!
This post is linked to The Weekly Wrap Up at Weird Unsocialized Homeschoolers.