Friday, April 19, 2019

Chemistry, Jordan, Track, Volleyball....and I really need a Vacation!

We started our week off returning from our concert weekend and getting the boys to their Basketball luncheon that one of their coaches held for them.  They had pizza and cake.  They really enjoyed it.

It was a nice day, so Joe and I took our training outside.  The sign I'm hoping was pure

Our country this week was Jordan.  Some of the articles we read.

I did come up with an almond flour version of Manakish for our gluten free friends too.


I LOVE this series...Geography Now videos are great!

Science Experiments:

The kids are are doing an experiment in open/closed system with rotting fruit.  They have one closed and an open orange.  They will measure these weekly as they continue to decay.  See if there is a change in mass.

This was from last week.  I had the wrong batteries.  They are checking fluid that allows ions to flow freely to make a circuit.

We worked with lye, potassium Permanganate this week.

Ours did not work out as well.  Could be a difference in chemicals used.

This one didn't work out as well.  Seems I didn't have strong enough hydrogen peroxide.  I've had a hard time getting my hands on the 30% solution.

Working on a quicker Open/Closed system.  They had to measure the materials and do a baking soda/peroxide solution in a baggie.  They had to close the bad quickly, because some of them lost materials since the system was not closed quick enough.

Tennis practice...the kids like this.

Caty made homemade lower sugar chocolate cupcakes.  She was supposed to practice frosting with her new decorating tools.  But her frosting came out wrong.  So she's going to try again next week.

Track and cycling started this week.  This will be my new view a couple times a week.

We had a visitor in the backyard.  The dogs didn't want to share.  This cutie moved on when he finished filling up.

After last weeks concert, I used Journey's Greatest Hits to make it through one of my workouts this week....thanks Prime Music!

Learning to play volleyball.  She is enjoying this.

Our new chicks are getting bigger.

Lydia made a Mandarin Orange chicken salad for a 4H project.  Caty and Brayden didn't like the dressing, said it was sour.  But Joe and Lydia liked it.

It was very pretty.

Looking up words with her teacher during her Series of Unfortunate Events class.

In history we have continued with World War 2.  This week we talked about Pearl Harbor, and Navajo Code Talkers.  This week we watched the movie CodeTalkers and also Hacksaw Ridge.  We also read about and watched videos about the Tuskegee Airmen.  I'm hoping to wrap up World War 2 this next week with some extra reading.

The girls struggled with some contraction work with their Nose Tree Book grammar lesson.  So I printed some extra worksheets and they spent a day refreshing about contractions.

This week a local university held a tennis clinic for Special Olympics.  The kids had a blast!

We had a busy Saturday.  We took the kids to a many Comic-Com at a local mall.  They had fun seeing the characters and looking at all the stuff to buy.  The library did a great job putting this together and the kids can't wait for next year!

Then we were on to the area bowling tournament for our county.  The kids had fun yet again!!

This exhausted me and put my body over the edge for a sinus infection relapse due to my allergies.  I'm fighting allergies big time because of my auto-immune disorder.  It may be a long spring this year.

Hope everyone had a wonderful week!!  I have a question...are you schooling year round or do you take the summer off?  I'm considering just a light summer schedule of math and literature.

Linking up with other moms at

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  1. That sounds like a wonderful week. I love all the science experiments!

  2. you learned and did so many cool things! I made za'atar flatbread for the first time a couple weeks ago and I am inlove. I think it's pretty much what you made.