Weekly Wrap-up January 15, 2010

Homeschooling is not about sitting at the kitchen table with a pile of textbooks all day, recreating school in the isolation of the home.  (Unless, for some reason, you want it to be.) For many families, homeschooling is about getting out and about. It is about opening to possibilities, about finding learning opportunities around every corner, and about having the ‘luxury’ of making the kinds of community connections that are sustaining and enjoyable. It is about exploring the world with open eyes and minds, trying new things, going new places, meeting new people. It is a veritable kaleidoscope of experiences that provide a unique educational path for every child and parent.  You can find or create anything you want, and have a blast doing it.” -Shay Seaborne

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Another busy, fun-filled week, which included…

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Snow Play

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Snow and Ice Science Experiments

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Swimming and basketball at the YMCA,

Ice skating and the art museum,

Ice Candle making

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3 dance classes, Tae Kwon Do, piano lessons, and a special trip to the bookstore,

more bread making,

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Lots of book reading, and party planning

(Avy is busy planning a Mexican Fiesta for next month and a Summer Backyard Camp-out for friends)

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A trip to Lansing, to visit Impression 5 Science Center

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The kids each took a hands-on chemistry lab.

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The afternoon was spent at the Michigan History Museum.  A 4-story complex which is free!

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Ohhh, desks!  They’re such a novelty for these homeschooled kids!  Well, one of them was impressed, the other, not so much.

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We ended up at the gift shop and this is where I found them.

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