Last week we never sat still long enough to hear the words "I am bored", and I think this week will be equally jam packed with activities, ideas and fun. We have decided to carry over our Pioneer theme, and head West, the Wild West that is. It is actually similar, but this week our activities will include: panning for gold, making teepees, widdling, wearing chaps, bird calling, life on the trail (covered wagon trail field trip), we will visit a ranch and have a cowboy talk to us about horses, we will also start a bird section in our nature journals - the kids will take photos and then we will identify them and label them. Here is a great web reference for all things Wild West. I plan to order this great bird watching kit below from ImaginationChildhood .
We will end our week with a family camping weekend. Experiencing sleeping under the stars, cooking on the fire, (although I dont think the western settlers ate SMORES, we certainly will), and in general enjoy a new side of the outdoors that my kids havent been exposed to yet. We are really looking forward to this.
You can check out the books I added to our list here: OUR BOOK LIST IS HERE AT AMAZON.
In addition to our Wild West Studies this week, we will venture into CUBISM.
It is a great segway from our craft projects for their dad. We have been working on his collage off and on for a few days and will finish it up this week. We will concentrate on Picasso but a few of our books include other artists as well. We plan to start music as part of our studies too, the kids requested it. So we are going to start this week with some basic understandings of the scale, and rhythm. It's been so long since I played and I was never good at reading music, so it will be a great venture for the whole family. I didnt outline a day by day, but you get the general idea of what are days will be filled with. And as often as I can I will uptade with pictures. I didnt realize how tired summer was going to make me, so posting late at night is a tad harder than I planned, but I am trying to keep up with everything and document our summer as we go. We are making a summer 09 digital scrapbook and will have it printed like all my others at shutterfly . It's a take on an idea of Ali Edwards, and the December Daily Album that she has done a few years now. We have completed these and I was just thinking that the kids will enjoy looking back specifically on our activities and adventures this summer.
Using, products from DesignerDigitals I created this as one page from this past week. I have decided I would do 2 pages a week that way they can be coordinating. You can see the credits for the page here.
Here are a few of the weeks finds that I was waiting to share with you too:
Delicious Apricot Tea Cakes and some gorgeous photos to go along with the recipe.
Linnea's Lights Candles absolutely gorgeous product but better than that is the smell it fills your home with. Check out their blog as they are giving a candle away each Friday. (just answer their question and you are entered for the drawing- thats pretty easy).
Well, Happy Trails to you...