It’s an early edition of the Weekly Wrap-Up today, mostly because I know what my Friday afternoon is going to look like. It’s not pretty. Megan’s birthday was Tuesday and tonight…it’s hard to even say it…she’s having her first slumber party. Ack! Please pray that I will make it to Saturday.
So, my afternoon is going to be filled with party preparations, which is why you’re getting the early edition of the Wrap-Up today. First, I want to let you know that you can now easily grab the code for the Wrap-Up banner. Just go to the guidelines page and copy the code near the bottom, add it to your post, and you’re good to go. Of course, you don’t have to use the banner, but it’s available if you want to.
It’s been a very busy, but rather short week for us. We always take off on family birthdays, but this year, we wound up taking off two days for Megan’s birthday. Brian was able to take off Monday and Tuesday, so we all enjoyed a long weekend together. Of course, Brianna still had Spanish class on Monday, which she wasn’t especially thrilled about, and she had volleyball games both Monday and Tuesday. Still, we were mostly off together.
Monday was really nice for me. Brian took Josh and Megan and met his parents for lunch while I took Brianna to Spanish class. I took my laptop and waited on her at Chick-Fil-A — just me and my laptop over a nice, cold glass of sweet tea. Pure heaven.
Tuesday we went to Chuck E. Cheese for Megan’s birthday. Now, I know just the mere mention of that place can send shivers of horror down a parent’s spine, but on a weekday, during school hours, it’s a great place to be. There were only two other families there besides us, so it was actually rather peaceful and the kids had a blast. We took Megan’s presents with us so that she could open them there and had us a little mini birthday party.
Wednesday, it was back to school, but it wasn’t as hard getting back to a routine as I thought it’d be. We even managed to catch-up some of our missed work from Monday. I didn’t try to catch everything up, but I wanted to keep science and history pretty much on track since we had some projects going on. We got the rest caught up on Thursday and won’t even have to cram stuff in today as a make-up day like I’d expected.
In history, we’ve been talking about the Age of Enlightenment and some of the scientists of that time. One of the scientists we discussed was Isaac Newton and his laws of gravity. The kids had a great time testing Newton’s theories by dropping a small bouncy ball and Brianna’s volleyball over the half-wall that overlooks our living room on a lower level. One would do the dropping while the other watched to see if both balls hit at the same time.
Of course, they always did, but it was fun to watch. That is one of those scientific things that has always intrigued me. It just doesn’t seem possible that both objects would drop at the same rate when one is bigger and heavier. I think the kids were pretty impressed by the results. I mean, I know it’s a scientific law, but I was still watching myself to see the results.
We also did a science project in which we measured out enough twine to equal the length of the average kid’s digestive tract. We then measured out different portions of it, such as the esophagus and the small intestines. We tied knots at the beginning of each new section and stapled an index card identifying each section at the knot. It was really cool see how long the digestive tract really is.
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