Friday, March 25, 2011

Weekly Wrap Up–Florida


Believe it or not, it’s time AGAIN for the Weekly Wrap Up!

Saturday both girls completed in the Awana Sparks games.  They were scheduled to compete against four other churches, but two dropped out at the last minute.  Our group had two teams, and my girls were on separate teams.  Olivia’s team won first place and Lindsey’s team came in fourth.   They both had a blast and that’s all that really mattered!


On Tuesday Olivia visited James Madison University to take part in a research program in the Cognitive Development Lab.  Getting to go to college, and play video games made her day!

Geography/history:  Florida was our state of the week.  We spent most of our time studying manatees, including a lap book.  We spent a lot of time on the Kennedy Space Center as well.

Books and videos we used:

Dancing with Manatees; by Faith McNulty
Florida Manatees, Warm Water Miracles; by Meish Goldish
Face to Face With Manatees; by Brian Skerry
Endangered Mermaids, The Manatees of Florida; Janson Videos
The Everglades and the Gulf Coast; by Daniel Blaustein
Florida; by Karen Sirvaitis
Florida; by Ann Heinrichs
Apollo 11, First Moon Landing; by Michael D. Cole
Kennedy Space Center; by Timothy R. Gaffney
Armstrong Lands on the Moon; by Gordon Charleston

Science:  We studied the circulatory and respiratory systems and added new organs to our “mini me”.


Latin:  This was a built in review week.  So honestly, we hit it 2 out of 5 days this week.

Language Arts:  The girls learned about adjectives and predicate adjectives.  We added a few more pages to the poem books they are making.

Math:  Olivia is learning about making change.  Lindsey is working on addition facts and counting by 2’s, 5’s and 10’s.

Ballet/tap:  We are in recital mode now.  Both girls brought home their costumes and are now working on their routines.

Piano:  Olivia continues to do well.  She’s memorizing songs left and right.  She’s working toward her year end recital as well.

Baseball/softball:  Olivia was placed on the girls 10 and under softball team this year.  She signed up for the 8 and under team, but there weren’t enough participants.  So, she’s head and shoulders shorter than the other kids on the team.  Thankfully, her baseball coach taught her well and she’s holding her own, and even surpassing some of the big girls.

Lindsey’s baseball team is going to take work…lots of work.  There are 13 children, most are 5, there’s one 6 year old and one 4 year old.  Thankfully at this age it’s about learning the basics.

Both kids are averaging 2-3 practices per week.  Lindsey’s team has scrimmages next week and then we go into the regular season.  Softball games won’t start until mid April.

So yeah, if you need me, check at the ball fields….I’ll be there a lot between now and mid June.

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1 comment:

  1. My family did soccer a few years, and my Dad coached the youngest, which I think was about the same: 5s mostly, with a few 4s. What a riot they all were! I hope you have as much fun with it as we did those summers!


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