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Snapshot Summary, June 20-26: Break Before Summer Session

June 20-26
This week we enjoyed the leisurely pace of a summer break, after our fun finish of the school year Ancient Roman Feast.

Our Ancient Roman Feast

Quentin and I got new glasses. 
We went bowling with friends, ate lots of summer fruits and vegetables and enjoyed playing outside.
Katie's garden is growing fine and the Calla Lilly she got for Easter is now in bloom.
My dear friend Leah from Almost Unschoolers sent me this adorable squid that she crocheted. I saw one that she had made and posted on her blog and I told her how much I adored it and she made and sent me one! As we had lunch, I read to the boys about squid. Mr. Squid, as he has been affectionately named, has accompanied just about everyone in the house at one time or another.
I have lots of plans for summer learning fun, but there is so much I want to do, I know that I cannot realistically do it all. I will start out doing as much as I can and see where the boys' interests lie. Here are some of the topics we might delve into:
Chemistry
Raising Silkworms
Learning the 10 most common plant families
Summer constellations
Math review
US Geography with squished pennies
Alex will be continuing in his geography and culture study of Africa, which we all participate in some. Sam will still be working on his work from last year all summer.

Reminder: This weekend is the Great American Backyard Campout.
Great American Backyard Campout - June 28, 2014
We have someone who is celebrating his 1/2 birthday this weekend with a Backyard Campout theme.

Join me at...

14 comments:

  1. So fun to see Mr. Squid settling in :) Looking forward to seeing what you do with silk worms and summer constellations.

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  2. What a fun week. The garden looks to be in excellent shape.
    Blessings, Dawn

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    1. Yes, Katie does a great job of maintaining it.

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  3. Your garden looks fabulous and so colourful, much like your salads! Mr squid is very cool too - what a great friend to make you one. Have a wonderful week end Phyllis.

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    1. The more color, the more antioxidants, they say. Yes, she is a great friend.

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  4. Nice to read your post.... love your garden..... hope y'all enjoy your summer.... :)

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  5. What a beautiful photo of Quentin! The garden and foods look lovely. The squid is pretty cute too. How nice of your friend to send it to you!

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    1. Yes, we certainly have a blessed life.

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  6. Quentin looks so different with glasses! A good looking boy!!

    Katie's garden is awesome!!

    Mr Squid is adorable ;)

    Your boundless energy is amazing!

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    1. Thank you. No, my energy is not boundless...we all just work together on the projects.

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  7. I quite agree with you, the squid is quite cute.
    I love that picture of Quentin, he looks so happy. I was cleaning upstairs and found 3 different letters my boys have written that haven't gotten mailed (how horrid is that?), so I need to package them all up and mail them out.

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    1. Quentin would love to get the package. Yes, I love that picture, too. It really captures his spirit. The squid is adorably cute. We all love him.

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  8. My oldest is doing Ancient history next year. I'd love to put together a Roman feast as well. Did you find these recipes on the internet or from a book!

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    1. From the internet mostly. If you click on the caption under the picture, Our Ancient Roman Feast, it will take you to the post about the feast, and that post has links to the recipes I used.

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