My favorite part was when Dave, our tour guide, asked the kids to stand in two lines. The kids all looked at each other, confusedly, and then needed more instruction while they shuffled around with eventual success. Homeschoolers don’t really line up for anything outside of shopping.
Okay, we’re rolling on the outdoor time this week! We’ll make it to 20 soon, and I’m super excited. Grandparents visit began Wednesday, so we shoved responsibilities into the first three days of the week, and then took two days off. Yet the documentarian in me still writes!
Road trip to Colby, KS, over last weekend. It started our week slowly, which was nice. We visited my parents’ and finally saw the new house they’ve been living in since last fall! Gained some momentum with nice weather and lots of time outside by the end of the week. We’re done with our first 100 hours outside – slow and steady!
We had a pretty imaginative week, filled with book-inspired discussions and real-life play of our favorite video games. The kids recreated Among Us tasks around the house with paper and the recycling, and we’ve since set them up other places in our new portable Among Us (formerly Quaker Oat) tub. The last few days: yard Minecraft. What will be next?!?
Lots of indoor time this week with the snowpocalypse – more than 2 feet of snow! We played in it, of course, just not for long. Huge clumps fell from our trees on top of us every time we ventured out. Group sledding on Friday was a favorite.
Getting more and more time accumulated toward our 1000 hours goal with the lovely spring-like weather. This is usually when our “school year” switches gears from book work to outside x 100, but we’re not there yet, mentally. Soon?
Finally, a spring-like week! We spent loads of time outdoors this week, roaming parks and the zoo, picnicking, and hiking. Our month of Lego has come to an end – it’s beautiful having an empty living room floor again.
Highlights this week: A quick weekend trip to Moab with all the hiking! Then back home to play + snow, games + friends!
Early season trip to Moab at the end of last week, into this one, so lots of hiking and geology work. Plenty of time outside, peering at rocks of many types, and then returning home to a snow storm!