Well, I am going to have to admit that I need a break from blogging! I tried cutting back, but I need a break. You can still wander around my old posts though. Maybe, if I am not using up all my writing time blogging, I might just be able to catch up on my editing and get that next book done. Or maybe just finish off a family photo album!
It has been one crazy week around here. We are fighting some kind of bug, so managing to get our school work done was pretty much the only thing we got done around here.
Except Levi. He has decided that those Emergen-C things taste awesome (helped along by a recent splurge of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory readings). He calls them Fizzy Lifting Drinks (But Not Really), and is quick to remind me that he'd like another. It must be helping, because while this bug seems to be picking the rest of us off one by one, he's building beach snack shacks and making movies.
He really, really wanted me to let him move on to making sound for these, but I told him not yet. I just couldn't add "learn another software program" to my list this week.
Plus I told him he needs to do some tweaking to his movie skills first! The beginning of this one is SO fast. When I asked him about it, he explained he was trying to show that they were traveling quickly.
So, obviously we need some tweaking. I told him how people who are really great at things got that way by studying the results of their work. What did they do that worked well? What could be better? How? We are going to sit down and write it out together.
So last week our theme unit was survival. The boys loved it! We talked about food as fuel, layering clothes for winter, the importance of not panicing, went for a hike, and had a scavenger hunt.
For our hunt we went to REI (you could go to any outdoorsy type store) and tried to photograph things from the list. The idea was to familiarize the kids with some of the different types of survival gear, without feeling like we had to buy hundreds of dollars of gear!