This Week: Halloween Ready

I mentioned in the last weekly wrap-up that my Hubby and I had been gone on a marriage retreat, which was a much needed break for me.  I pretty much carried my break into the whole next week.  After all, last Monday was my birthday!  I turned 36, and my family made me feel loved all day.  They’re very kind to me 😀

birthday wishes

We did no preschool this week.  I’ll be starting back to leading the little kids through their letters next week if they’d like.  They really enjoy our “preschool time” together, so I look forward to restarting it.  One morning, Owlet spent a lot of time coloring in her Dora coloring book and Monkey spent his whole morning drawing all the characters from Angry Birds Star Wars.  He had me write their names down so that he could trace them.

drawing

We also did several Halloween drawings and painting this week.  We put sticker faces onto little foam pumpkins.

foam pumpkins

We made paintings of ghosts.  I was going for the eraser dot ghost that I’ve been seeing all over Pinterest when I suggested this project, but the children had other ideas for how it should go.

ghost paintings

We spent some time drawing vampires and vampire bats onto manila paper.

vampire bats

Rose, also got everyone, me included, to participate in a witch drawing contest.  Rose’s picture is on the upper right of this collage, and she says that her drawing is “so much nicer” than all the other drawings.  It’s a good thing I’ve taught her not to brag 😀

witch drawings

We’ve been going around fully costumed for Halloween, and most of the books we’ve read have been Halloween ones.  We did sneak a Never Girl book in though.

miscellaneous

Everything else we’ve done this week has either been review products, our Daniel workbooks or our AWANA workbooks.  We’re reviewing a book called Purposeful Design: Understanding the Creation that you’ll actually get my opinion on next week.  We’ve been going through it with some worksheets the author has on his website as an aid for reflection and comprehension.

purposeful design

We also started a science curriculum called Great Science Adventures: Discovering Atoms, Molecules and Matter.  We’ve barely got our first graphic organizers set up, and I think I like it.  I don’t know what the kids will think about the lapbooking though because they weren’t huge fans last time we made a lapbook.  We actually received two books to review, and the other one is the human body, but the children agreed to start with the chemistry one.

science

We also played several rounds of a game that I’ll be telling you about next week called Snake Oil: Party Potion.  We laughed and laughed!  I’m hoping to get the Hubby involved in playing some more later on this week.

snake oil

That’s about it for this week.  I bought some bags of miscellaneous Legos from a friend who was selling all of her boys old Legos this week.  The children spent the whole rest of the week sorting and playing with them, as well as getting ready for trick-or-treating.  I’ll try and share some Halloween pictures next week 🙂

legos

I guess that’s about it for this week.  I’m feeling very re-energized and ready to start back to a more regular routine with the kids next week.  So, of course, I have a doctor’s appointment on Tuesday and a field trip planned on Thursday!  Isn’t that the way it always works out?  I’m anxious for some serious time at home working with the children.

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