Friday, February 13, 2015

Week in Review #26-27-2014-2015

After the last couple of weeks of a hospital stay, surgery, flu, and a mini trip to Colorado I am glad to have had two weeks of a almost normal schedule.

We accomplished a full schedule of school these last two weeks. Bug had a hard time adjusting into the schedule. Which I expected as it's always hard for her to adjust when we are off and on like we have been the last few weeks.
 The weather has had a few warm days. Bolt is looking good so far. She is bringing in pollen. I suspect it is tree pollen. They don't waste any time getting to work.
 Little Man is making a vinegar and baking soda rocket from a gift that someone gave him.
 It provided quite a bit of entertainment for him. I think I may need to pick up some more vinegar and baking soda.
It was a gorgeous day to play outside.
 Not to mention it being messy.
Surprisingly, it brought a couple of bees over to check it out. It must of been the scent or they were just bored! Little Man must be getting more comfortable with the bees as he didn't high tail it inside.
 That is one boy who is having a great time.
Our new book we started this last week. The kids are enjoying it a whole lot. 
 Little Man is pretty interested in the structure of the IDF Military and started researching each one. I love that independent learning. I hit this one right on the nail with him.
 We are learning about plant cells.
We made plant and animal cells out of beef gelatin, jelly beans, and other items. 
 Little Man bought some poster board to make masterpieces and is selling his art. He got $3.00 from me. Luckily after the first masterpiece he got bored of drawing and coloring.
Another read out loud that we started this week. Bug let her brother choose the path to go in the story.
 We had a fun filled day with science at the Children's Science Museum. It was an event put on for the homeschooling community.
 This particular experiment was on how oil spills effect the environment and the animals.
 This was a hard boiled egg that was submerged in oil for 5 minutes. It made the yolk oily.
 Then we had other hard boiled eggs that were 15 minutes to a couple of hours. Yuk!

 This particular girl was a hands on girl and pulled apart every one of the eggs. This is one time I was glad my kids didn't want to get to hands on!
 This Foucault Pendulum always fascinates my kids.
 The kids made Daddy a birthday card that lighted up. Daddy was impressed.
 The kids had to figure out how to make the card light up with the instructions. They needed some help from the instructor. They even worked together nicely. They are going through that age of more fighting with one another lately. I feel like a referee the last two months. It shall pass-right. I hope soon.
 Blowing air to make objects move. Pretty fun.
 Bug had a lot of fun blowing air at her brother.
Of course he thought it was pretty cool.
 I don't think I need to explain. They had a lot of fun.
King and Queen sitting on their throne.
 I need one of these at home.
 The kids love building with the Keva blocks.
 We had a house full of 19 adults and many kids for Tu Bishvat. We did it off of First Fruit Haggadah. It was a lot of fun. It was our first time doing this. I think it will become a yearly tradition.

Tu Bishvat is the New Year for the trees. Which is a Jewish tradition that marks the day when the sap in the trees in Israel start to rise. An awakening from winter to the beginning of spring. It's an opportunity to show our appreciation for the land of Israel and the fruit that God provides.
 Not to mention all the delicious foods. We had wheat and barley in the form of challah bread. Almonds, walnuts, oranges, grapes, figs, olives, dates, red and white wine red and white juice, and many fragrant spices
 The kids painted some fruit for Tu Bishvat during school.
 We are studying Jerusalem. We are at the Kotel or you may know it as the Western Wall. I don't know how this has to do with the Kotel. My Bug had other things on her mind to create. I won't complain as it brought a smile to my face and joy to my heart.
 Little Man first drew the City of David and was to then paint it.
 I guess he decided to do another scene from Israel. He told me that this is him looking off in the distance from the top of the hill in the City of David.
 I even got involved in the painting and tried my hand at painting the Kotel. It was a fun project that we did together.

I pray that you have a blessed week.

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