Tuesday began outside investigating holes and dirt. Jade very much wanted to find a snake. I very much did not want her to. Luckily the holes were empty! We then met up with friends and enjoyed playing outside games the rest of the morning.
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Father’s day morning we let Papa sleep in. Normally he is up at 4:30 am preparing for work! So, while he slept and pretty much enjoyed his morning of quiet relaxation, the kids and I headed to Riverside Park. The kids enjoyed the view of the river. My budding photographer was excited to capture ducks in his photographs. Jade was just as excited and yelled, “Ducks! Momma, ducks!”
Our Monday began with Sensory play involving beans! Jade loves her sensory bins, though the beans usually make their way out of the container and onto the floor. We also enjoyed several games of Suspend! Even Jade was excited to try and hang the metal rods onto the connector.
Why do we Homeschool/Unschool? Let me start by saying this. Like everything else in this world, educating your child is a personal choice. No child develops at the same pace or learns in the same way. Each child and family is different. For our family and for our child, Homeschooling/Unschooling works best.
Our Monday began with one of Gabriel’s friends coming over. They built Lego’s the WHOLE DAY! Seriously! From 9am to 3pm that’s all they did!
Jade and I put puzzles together the whole time. After Gabriel’s friend went home, we went to Taekwondo. There, the staff proceeded to spoil Jade while her brother was in class. She ate birthday cake and got tickles!
We went to a new park this weekend called Holcomb Bridge Park. I have a sneaking suspicion it is named that because it is located off of Holcomb Bridge Road….maybe. It has a cute little playground with a darling trail that takes you to the river. The kids enjoyed themselves immensely! I did as well! Being immersed in nature is always a wonderful experience. I especially loved seeing the honey bees busily pollinating the clovers!
Our Monday began out in Nature! We hiked the trail around our home in the am. We found a Praying Mantis egg sack in the middle of the trail. Gabriel also discovered a frog but he hopped into the bushes before I could snap a picture. We explored the mostly dry creek. I say mostly because my daughter managed to stumble and fall into the only spot with water….a whole inch and a half of it! It was still enough to wet her entire front! We hurried inside for a change of clothes and then snuggled on the couch to read my sons choice in books.
I thought I would compile a list of all of my sons favorite resources. These all things that Gabriel chooses to incorporate into his life. Most of these are used on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis.
We began our week with the building of the K’nex Robo Sting…I say we, but Gabriel did 95% of the work. This is his first K’nex. He wanted to try one out to see if it was something he would enjoy. He began working on this Robo Sting over the weekend, but couldn’t finish it until we picked up batteries on Monday. It Was A BIG Hit! Check out his video, below, of it walking!
This weekend we went to the Tellus Science Museum in Cartersville, Georgia. This is my son, Gabriel’s, favorite museum of all time. Just their gift shop alone has him speechless. He is a huge fan of both their Fossil Gallery and their Mineral Gallery. I’m always impressed with it myself! I apologize now for the bombardment of pictures you are about to experience.