Tag-alongs

Mmm… Tag alongs… No, wait. This post is not about Girl Scout Cookies. Sorry… even if they are uber-delicious.

We were tag-alongs again this week on hubby’s business trip. We were back where we were last week since he had a few more hands-on things he needed to complete so we spent the day at the local museums and hot spots while Daddy went to work.

School work first.

While the littles napped, we worked on M’s “My World” Book. She took pictures using my iPhone and we pasted them into a book to show some of the things that were part of her world this year. It was a good opportunity to practice her handwriting also.

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Then we did some letter recognition, sorting and matching activities.

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When G and S woke up, we reviewed what we learned last year about the life cycle of the frog. For M, we added in basic Frog Anatomy.

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These Montessori Frog Nomenclature cards. First M learned the body part with the card that shows the picture and words together, then she matched the individual word card to the picture card.

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While we talking about life cycles, M decided to draw the life cycle of a plant. Completely unguided. It was pretty cool to see her remember it on her own.

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Last but not least we talked about World Peace Day and read a book about how to say “Peace” in various world languages.

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Once all of that was done, we headed downtown for some fun!

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Just crossing this itty-bitty rope bridge, no big deal.

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Shoes made out of tape and other recycled items.

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Exploring the Frog exhibit, which was very apropos considering we were studying them that day.IMG_1476 IMG_1482 IMG_1480 IMG_1477

We had to stop in to see the jellies and the clown fish.

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And of course, all the science-y things.

In this space, whenever the kids blocked the light shining down from the ceiling, a different musical chord would play.

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Gears and levers to make things move.

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Tug-of-war!

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Blocks!

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The kids each got a turn in the Air Chair

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And also on the bed of nails!

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These two were pretty cool too.

 

Then we made a trip to the Nature Museum

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The kids all took turns seeing what it would be like having compound eyes, and we took the opportunity to review the 3 main parts of an insect. Hey, homeschooling doesn’t stop just because you’re not “at home”.

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Who’s that creeper up there? Lol.

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Oh, hey. Look, there’s that Frog life cycle again.

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Who doesn’t love a nature playground?

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My kiddos certainly do!

And here are some pictures from around town. If you know your architecture, you know where we were! 🙂

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