Monday we meet with our Education specialist to turn in work samples for portfolios and to look ahead to next year. In the afternoon the kids each made a catapult from these kits.
Directions were read and reread. A few ah hah moments occurred as things didn't work out quite as expected.
Tuesday we completed an art lesson which covered the feelings that different colors evoke in artwork. Each of the kids were excited to paint. So on Thursday I actually found some paint kits at a discount store and the kids have been painting ever since. Tuesday afternoon was orthodontic appts. I-E was thrilled to get a large amount appliances taken out.
Wednesday we visited the Santa Barbara Natural History Museum. It was a lovely museum--one which we need to visit lots more. Our visit was primarily to learn about the Chumash Indians, but I-E and E-R were thrilled with all of the animal exhibits. Next year we are going to focus on nature studies for our science studies and I think this museum will be wonderful to visit. I-E took a few notes to add to her blog
Thursday was testing for all the kids. They felt good about their test and we went out to eat after they were done.
Friday only E had testing which he finished up with-in a few hours. The rest of us worked in the garden while he tested, After testing he and N helped to make some more garden beds for our garden. I-E attended her improv class also.
It was quite nice to have a relaxed week with time to just lounge and enjoy some projects.
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