"Thought breeds thought; children familiar with great thoughts take as naturally to thinking for themselves as the well-nourished body takes to growing; and we must bear in mind that growth, physical, intellectual, moral, spiritual, is the sole end of education." ~ Charlotte Mason

Friday, October 26, 2012

Weekly Wrap Up: Detroit 5K & Lap Books

Science: LAP BOOKS
Our week has been pretty good!  We worked on our Apologia Exploring Creation with Zoology: Lap Books.  This has been a welcome change from the notebooks.  We just keep adding to their year long project using the lap book method.  I think I will have them show them off in some way to their peers or extended family once they are done.  They are working hard on them. :)  

We've also been reading through the Shakespeare Play:  Much Ado About Nothing using Tales From Shakespeare .  They enjoyed the Stratford Production a few weeks ago.  I am actually glad that they saw the production first because they seem so engaged and taken with the story.  They will chat about the scene they saw as we read through the story.  I have been waiting on a book to use for some back ground on Shakespeare called: The Usborne World of Shakespeare.  I had an opportunity to look through it and it is amazing!  Just what we need to give us a solid introduction to the life, times and plays of Shakespeare. 

Detroit Free Press 5K
My 11 year old daughter and I trained from spring until last weekend to run our first race!  The Detroit Marathon held a series of different races so we decided to train for the 5K this year.  We used a Cool Running: Couch to 5K Program.  This was truly an incredible experience for us, all the way from the training to the end of the race.  We spend some amazing quality time as mother/daughter while on our runs.  We got to connect with some solid one on one time while at the same time achieving a fitness goal.  Our race was on the 22nd at 7:25am.  What an AMAZING time!  The energy of all the people in downtown Detroit about to embark on their own fitness goals was catchy!  We ran our race together from start to finish.  My 'little' girl took a fall about a mile and a half in but she got back up and we finished!  She took a skinned knee but wasn't hurt so badly that we couldn't continue the race.  We made out with a pretty good time 44min, which I thought was good with the fall she took!  We will definitely do it again next year but in the meantime we'll run some 10K's together while working to decrease the time it will take to run the 5K.  A friend of my daughter's brought her a bouquet of flowers to congratulate her for doing her first race!  So sweet.
Right after the race!  :)
With our metals! :)
Flowers for Heather from a good friend.

This post is linked back to Wierd Unsocialized Homeschoolers Weekly Wrap Up. (http://www.weirdunsocializedhomeschoolers.com/)

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