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Mar 13, 2014

THMJ Weeks of 2/23/14 and 3/2/14

    In my life this week…
2/23  Merrick is happy in his new pullups.  He hugged them and kissed them because they have Cars on them.  He has peed in the potty several times a day for five days now.

3/2  He still uses the potty, usually 1-3 times/day, but he isn't keen on going often.  Sometimes, we may use tricks to get him in there.  *innocents*

    In our homeschool this week… 

I did the Oreo full moon thingy with the boys this week.  Fun, educational, and tasty.

*please hold for rassnfrassn no good photographs to somehow get their stinky acts together and upload correctly*

The boys had their first session of gEEk school with Dad.

    In our homeschool co-op this week... 
2/23  Magic School Bus Science: We erupted a volcano.  Not as wow as I was hoping for.  The instructions called for water.  I really don't think the water helped us.  We also made earth layers and put houses, people, and animals (including some dinosaurs!) around the surface.
Duct tape: Mal made a cootie catcher.  Ah, memories.
Amazing Body: The class is finishing up their bodies.  Next class should finish them up and we'll be bringing a lovely skeleton with his innards back home. 
Nature: Xav learned about wings, looked at and drew feathers.
Crafts: Xav made a heart mobile.
Merrick attended Wiggles and Giggles.
We had our Valentine lunch party since school was canceled last time.

    In Rangers this week...
Q verse: Be Quick to hear, slow to speak, and slow to anger.  James 1:19
R verse: Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.  Exodus 20:8

    What we're reading... 
Read Aloud
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Reading on their own
Phineas and Ferb: How to Conquer the Tri-State Area
The Egg-cellent Easter Adventure

For myself
IndoctriNation (It takes me forever to read a book for myself.  I don't get to it often.)

    Around the house... 
Merrick has figured out how to get in *and* out of the crib.  That will be the end of that soon.

He put himself to bed after a tantrum.

      My kiddos favorite thing this week was…
I think Xav's favorite was building this model with his dad one evening.

They ALL loved the all-out, insane Nerf Wars that have started in this house.

Xav lying in wait for Dad.
    Things Dad is working on...
gEEk school!


    I’m cooking…

I didn't cook it, but I mixed up some local chevre with salsa for our (delayed) co-op Valentine party.  Super yummy with tortilla chips.

    Out of the mouths of boys... 
Micah was puttering in the basement.
Xav:  I'm worried about Dad.  He's working on the Sabbath.
(Never mind that Mom was tidying the living room at that exact moment.)

Merrick in a bin.  What a goof.

    A photo, video, link, or quote to share (silly, serious or both!)…
Hilarious quiz.  Which preformed concrete product are you? (A bit of satire in response to all those, "Which character are you?" quizzes going around.)

 "You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance." F P Jones

I'll be linking up at:
Holy Splendor
Weird Unsocialized Homeschoolers
The Homeschool Mother's Journal


Lisa @ Our Country Road said...

Is Geek school a review product? I'm going to be sad I'm not on the crew if it is! Can't wait to hear more about it.

And, a Cootie Catcher, eh? Did it work? :)

zekesmom10 said...

Hi Lisa! gEEk school is just some time my husband is spending in the evening every week or two with the boys. He teaches some older boys at our co-op and shares the basics at home. Xavier especially loves it!

We didn't catch any cooties, but it's actually great for dexterity. :)

Kym T said...

we did the Oreo phases of the moon last year! One the kids' favorites, even though they are much older. I guess you never outgrow Oreo school.LOL Loved your comment about waiting for the pictures to load - that cracked me up!!