Friday, October 28, 2011

Our Week: Sick Mom, Butterflies, and Rhode Island

I'm glad we didn't have a whole lot of extra planned this week because I felt awful. I started getting a terrible cold over the weekend. It just continued to get worse all week. Today I've finally started feeling a little better. We didn't do everything exactly as we normally would have, but we managed to get in most of our work each day. With a sore throat and coughing, I wasn't able to read aloud as much as usual and it made me realize that I normally read aloud a whole lot.



Science

We did the final insect chapter in Zoology 1. It was about butterflies, skippers, and moths. We studied butterflies last year so we didn't do as much as we would have otherwise. You can see that here. We did read some extra books.


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We also got caterpillars a couple weeks ago. This week the kids have been impatiently waiting for them to emerge from their chrysalises. I think it should happen in just a few more days.


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History

We read two chapters of A History of US. They were about colonies and Peter Stuyvesant and New Netherland.


State Study

This week our state was Rhode Island. We actually lived in RI for 2 months four years ago, but the girls couldn't remember much about it. We read some books, did map work, did the coloring page that included the state flag, and made Johnny cakes.




Colin had two hockey practices. He also played in games with kids older than him because they were short a goalie. Unfortunately, my sickness made me miss it, but Chad said he did really well.
We met some friends at the park this week. We hadn't seen some of them in a while so it was really great. I didn't really feel well enough to go, but the kids and I really needed to get out. Until today, the weather has been nice and they've been playing outside a lot.


We have a busy weekend planned. I'm taking the girls to the symphony to see Phantom of the Lollipops while Chad takes Colin to the first of his many hockey games of the weekend. Then we'll all head back to the ice rink tomorrow evening for two more games. He has one game on Sunday.

8 comments:

Dawn said...

You did a great time getting stuff done while sick. We love the History of US.
Blessings,
Dawn

Beth said...

Isn't it hard when Mom gets sick - I sympathize! Love the pictures! I would like to invite you to link up at my linky party - http://livinglifeintentionally.blogspot.com/search/label/Linkey%20Parties
~Beth

Jennifer said...

Love the pictures. Thanks for sharing!

Lisa said...

So sorry you weren't feeling well! Kudos for still getting work done! :-) Great pics!

We raised butterflies a few months back. It was really an awesome experience for the kids (and for me, too!)

Have a blessed rest of your weekend,
Lisa

Our Side of the Mountain said...

Oh, wow, you accomplished a lot SICK! Take care of yourself this weekend! (It's hard for us Moms to take that time to feel better though, huh?)

We've had Painted Lady butterflies several times now. Fun stuff! (We have the ladybug and ant kits too, but haven't done them.)

Thanks for stopping by!

Laurie said...

Hope you feel better! You got an amazing amount done considering. We did caterpillars recently too- it never gets old. It is just so amazing to see them transform.

I also looked at your "cakes" page. You are so talented! I am very impressed.

Lexi said...

Sorry you all were sick! But it sounds like you had a great week. We're sick this week so we're scaling back.......no fun!

Traci's Teaching Times said...

Hope you are feeling better. Hope you all enjoyed your weekend plans. Stopping by from the weekly wrap up.