Sunday, January 12, 2014

It's Time for Field Trips!

Last week was a busy one for me, but a relatively low-key one for the kids.  After traveling for a few weeks and spending all of our time in Ohio dealing with illness, the boys had asked if we could have a few days of nothing once we got home.  I gladly obliged--but Mom never has a few days of nothing.  And if I thought last week was busy, this week is going to be double the fun.  We're definitely going to be back in the swing of things.

So my last blog post was about my resolutions or goals for the new year.  I only listed a few goals because I'm easily overwhelmed but I'm ready to get started with them.  One of them was more field trips and it just so happens that Adam has Friday off this week so I think we're going to check out a new place.  Here are a few places in the area that I'd like to visit in the coming months

And this week, I'm hoping to check out the Airborne & Special Operations Museum.

The boys are excited about any field trip, but when Dad is able to come along with us, it turns into something extra special.  In fact, the other day when I was getting Jaxon breakfast after Adam had already gone to work, Jax asked "Why is Dad gone and you are here?"  Hmmmm. :)

Anyway, this week will be the week we get this train back on the track.  School, chores,'s all back in full force.  As far as school goes, here's what we have in store:

Adisson working on a birdhouse with his Memaw in Ohio.
In Social Studies, we will be discussing the movement west and pioneers.  We'll be making a prairie schooner (well, Adisson will make his, I'll help Zander with his, and Jax will start with his, get bored about three minutes in and I'll finish it) so look for pictures of our project!  For Science, Adisson will continue learning about circuitry.  He has a really awesome Snap Circuits kit that we'll use to practice some hands-on learning.  In Language Arts, he'll be reviewing adverbs.  In Math, he'll be finishing up a volume of his Life of Fred studies.

Zander working on his birdhouse.
Zander will continue working on his reading fluency.  After his Time4Learning Language Arts lessons, we'll practice what he's learned with some easy reader books.  He gets very excited to read a new book.  In Math, Zander is learning about fractions (obviously in very simplistic terms).  We'll continue discussing citizenship for Social Studies and his Science lessons will be about living/nonliving things.  

A clock and a pizza party from his Aunt Ree!
We're going to be reading through some Sesame Street books and practicing letter recognition. He'll have some time on the computer because he has to be just like his big brothers.  He's not working on SAT games or anything, but he needs his turn to play!  Jax got a super neat clock for his birthday so we'll be using it for some Math fun.  This will be good for Zander, too as he's learning to tell time.  

Speaking of Jaxon, my littlest guy turned 4 over the weekend.  In some ways, I can't believe that my youngest son is already 4.  I can't believe this is our last baby, but I won't open that can of worms here.  I'll be typing through tears if I start talking about how my kids are all growing up!  He said he had a great birthday!  Today, we worked on moving Jaxon into Zander's room and turning Jaxon's room into a playroom.  The two of them are thrilled with the outcome.  Yay!

My birthday guy enjoying some birthday fro-yo!

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