Friday, August 17, 2012

We survived Week One!

Well, it's Friday night and we all managed to make it through the first week. The boys have had a great time and we are slowly getting adjusted to this new routine. We started our week with the annual first day of school breakfast at McDonald's.

I have learned not to let them turn the TV on at all before all the work is done. Even if they get up super early... ( Ahem... Caleb) If we get started bright and early, we are finished by lunch time.

Here are a few of the videos we watched to help with our subjects..

Sam made us listen to this one over and over and over and.. well you get the idea.

and finally this one...

We cut up globes (oranges) to see how flat maps are distorted.

We learned about drawing maps to scale and had a good time measuring everything in their room and mapping it to scale.

Library time was a big hit but that may have been because our library has Ninjago and Pokemon books.

I learned that my boys absolutely love anything that involves colored pencils but could care less for crayons. Co Op was such a hit, I think they wish it was more than once a week.

I can't wait to see what happens next week!


  1. Looks like a great first week, Cravens! Congrats, only like 35 to go right? You're doing an awesome thing, Momma!

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  2. Looks like you are off to a great start. Enjoy it all!

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  3. I'm so glad you guys had such a great week! I still think that map project was super cool and might steal it to do with my boys. Eventually. Hope your second week is just as awesome!