Weekly Wrap-Up: The One with the Race Results

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Another Friday!  Is it me or did this week go by rather quickly?  Maybe it’s because Brian was off on Monday.  Whatever it is, I’ll take it!  You can’t go wrong with a sunny, 80 degree Friday.

It’s been another rather ordinary week, but I guess you can’t really complain about those either, can you?  The most extraordinary thing that happened with me this week was that I completed my first 5K last Saturday.  I was very pleased with my official time of 36:31 (with a gun time of 37:15 for those who care).


As far as school, the most fun we had this week was with Josh and Megan’s science experiment.  We were talking about the differences in the hydration needs of reptiles, amphibians, and humans.  We labeled three paper towels: amphibian, human, and reptile.  Then we wet them and laid one out flat to represent an amphibian’s skin, one rolled up to represent human skin, and the last rolled up and placed in a sandwich bag to represent a reptile’s skin.


We placed all three out in the sun to see which dried out faster.  Then we discussed how that was like each creature’s skin and what type of living conditions for which each was best suited.

We’re still plugging away with Institute for Excellence in Writing.  I’ll be honest and say that it can be tedious at times, but I have noticed a definite improvement in Brianna’s writing skills.  She even got a compliment on how well written her speech was for her class this week!  That was music to this word-lovin’ mama’s ears, especially given the struggles we’ve had in this area.  I love knowing that Josh and Megan are starting off with such a firm writing foundation.

I think those are the highlights of our week.  It’s all I can remember.  I’m counting down the days until our spring break (three weeks) and the end of Megan’s music class this year (five weeks).  I’m ready for summer break!  What about you?

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Kris Bales is a newly-retired homeschool mom and the quirky, Christ-following, painfully honest founder (and former owner) of Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers. She has a pretty serious addiction to sweet tea and Words with Friends. Kris and her husband of over 30 years are parents to three amazing homeschool grads. They share their home with three dogs, two cats, a ball python, a bearded dragon, and seven birds.

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  1. Congrats on your race! That's super exciting! And hurray for complements on a trouble spot. That's wonderful too. =]

  2. Not so warm here but still feeling the greenness and the pull of spring. Great week, thanks as always for hosting this event that encourages me to get my thoughts together and share our experiences.

    So proud of your race finish and for your determination. Keep on truckin'!

  3. That's a great race time! We school through the summer here in hot Florida but I am ready for all the extra curricular things to be done like dance. The pace is so much more relaxed in summer.

  4. I'm SO proud of you for the race! You're an awesome inspiration!

    Great school week too! Our temps were 80's today too. I know it won't last, but it was nice to get outside a bit!

  5. Congratulations on finishing the race. That's great! We're also enjoying this wonderful weather. Hope it continues.

  6. Congratulations on your race!
    You always have the best ideas for experiments – the one last week tied in perfectly with what we were studying so I borrowed it this week. Thanks! 🙂

  7. Congrats on your first 5 K! Good weather keeps peaking out where I am—can't wait until it comes to stay!

  8. I had a great week thanks for asking 🙂 Congrats on your running – that is truly fabulous. And yay for Megan's writing! I wisg I had started stronger with Fox.

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