Friday, September 10, 2010

Wrapping up Week 4 or The One Where I Question My Sanity

Week 4 has been an interesting one here!  Michael and Allie have not been sleeping well which means that neither is dealing with life well.   Megan and Michael have been doing their schoolwork at a snails pace, pushing their boundaries to see what they can get away with, and just generally making me feel like I've been herding turtles all week long.  These things along with the fact that evening classes started this week at the college I work for (read new teachers that need their hands held about everything) have made me question my sanity daily but when I finally lay my head down on the pillow at night I know that tomorrow is a new day and I just keep praying that it's a better one.

Despite it all we did manage to get some things accomplished during this looooooooong short week. 

In grammar we learned about conjunctions and sang along to some Schoolhouse Rock!

In history we learned more about the Middle and New Kingdoms of Egypt and made sock monkeys.  What does a sock monkey have to do with Ancient Egypt you ask?  Well it's representative of the items the Nubians brought the Egyptians as gifts - gold, jewels, and monkeys.  

In science we learned about Newton's 3rd law of motion - for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.   We also went to the Lancaster Science Factory for a field trip today.  We had a great time and were literally the only people in the place.  It was nice, we got to do everything we wanted to do as many times as we wanted to do it!

Flying our paper airplanes

Building a roller coaster

and testing it out.

Working hard to figure out how to get the Dam to work.

After much trial and error she finally got it!

Building a magnet sculpture

Checking out the color change up


The kids favorite activity - the parachute launch

Check here to see if others had an easier week than I did!!  :)



  1. We love Schoolhouse Rock! I can remember the songs from my childhood. And how nifty to have the museum to yourselves!

  2. Love the sock monkeys. I know what you are saying - we have snail and turtle days too!
    Monica at

  3. The museum looks great. And I'm sorry about the bad attitudes! Hang in there--taking care of little ones is worth the hard times.

  4. Sorry you had a difficult week. Hope things get better for you. I only have preschoolers, but we have our days too.
    What a great museum. Reminded me we have a museum a couple of hours away that has airplanes and a hands on science center. One day, maybe.

  5. Cool field trip!! When the going gets rough, I say take a field trip- or go to the beach. :)

  6. Your week sounds like it went about as well as ours (I've been "herding a turtle" too!)...the museum looks like it was fun though & I love the sock monkeys! Great idea!

  7. Wow! I love the activities at the science museum - very cool!

  8. What a great museum! I like the pictures. It sounds overall like a great week.

  9. I love the sock monkeys! They turned out really cute. Looks like you guys had a lot of fun at the science museum too!

  10. That science museum looks like great fun! And I like the phrase "herding turtles" although I usually say "herding cats." Just as frustrating, but the cats move a little faster. ;)

  11. It must be a week of sleep issues - I've been seeing it around the blogosphere and we've had a few issues at our house. That museum looks like a great field trip!

    Stopping by to say "Hi" from the Hip Homeschool Hop!
    I just wanted to introduce myself as the newest member of the HHM team - I'm looking forward to getting to know you!

    - Ashley Pichea