Saturday, March 10, 2012

Weekly Wrap Up–The Washington Edition

So, just in case you think I’m making it up about our crazy weather, here is a photo of Monday in Virginia.   In case you’re having a hard time making it out there are 6 snow people, and a snow dog in the middle of the photo.

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I failed to take a photo Thursday while we were outside enjoying the 76 degrees (I kid you not).  In one part of our state it was 86 on Thursday!

Geography:   We finished up our United States unit study with Washington State.   It took us three years (yes, REALLY), but we are finally done!  Here is what 3 years of work looks like in notebook form.

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Books we used:

Washington, The Evergreen State; by Leslie Strudwick
Mount Rainier National Park; by Sharlene and Ted Nelson
Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument; by Sharlene and Ted Nelson
The Life and Times of the Apple; by Charles Micucci
The Tragic Tale of Narcissa Whitman and a Faithful History of the Oregon Trail; by Cheryl Harness

Spelling:   Olivia finished up her spelling curriculum for the year.  Lindsey still has several weeks worth of spelling to go.

Science:  We continued with our study of the solar system.  We learned more about the moon and its craters.  We also learned about Halley’s Comet.

Latin:   The first declension was our topic for the week.  I must admit, we rushed through Latin this week…but give me a break, we were invited out to eat at a Chinese restaurant that day and you wouldn’t BELIEVE how long it’s been since I’ve had Chinese!

Ballet:   This week the girls performed in the Performance Awards.  This was Lindsey’s first year and she earned a silver medal with double distinction.  This was Olivia’s third year and she earned a gold medal!!  The photos below show them receiving their honors from Mignon Furman, director of the American Academy of Ballet.

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Can you tell their Dad is proud??  

I know for a fact we did a lot more this week.  However, as I’m typing this I’ve been up for 46 hours straight and it’s all a bit fuzzy.  So head on over to the Weekly Wrap Up and see if anyone else remembers what they did!

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1 comment:

  1. Wow- those are some serious binders! I love it! We are just about to start our "formal" state study- as soon as I can get my act together!

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