Friday, May 31, 2013

Done, but we learn on!

By now we are 'technically' done counting days, but education never stops.

We met some friends of ours in downtown Easley.
 We loved the interaction that a 1 yr old, 3 yr. old, 5 yr. old, 9 yr. old, and a n 11 yr. old all had with each other.  They all got along, played well, and shared.
Gathering  up-rooted nails and scrap metal.

Enjoying the stage.

Cooling off at the fountain.

Trying to wet his head.

Experimenting with the umbrella.
Filling it from the fountain and dumping it on himself and others.

Then trying the stone fountain, too.

Watching a train go by.

"What animal made these tracks?"

The dunk.

The result.

Slurping it up to spit it out.

Hummmm??? Why's the crossing arm broke???

"Well, the storm last night broke it in the strong winds, " (basically) said the cop.

So that's what's in that pipe!
Extra arms.

Ordering a pizza lunch for us. AND buying!

Then off to the park down the road.

Pumpkin was too hot!
 What we were happy with was all the areas of education that were 'popping up'.  Geography with the locations of city's and towns in the counties.  Math with the train, spikes, lunch, incline planes, and more. Language in everything.  Science in all that we were doing ~ water experiments, gravity, temperature, and more.
(I may turn her into an unschooler yet  ;-)  )

Then the windshield was water-gunned down.

The boys packed themselves for a 3 night & 3 day adventures with ~
 Pumpkin and his best friend and Fireball Coyote with a soccer team mate friend.

(Mom & dad had some alone anniversary time!)

Working on some movies for the weekend, via FB chat.

Fireball Coyote's friend had a hedgehog!  (Something he's always wanted.)
Along with 2 dogs, 3 cats, a hamster, anoles, and more.

What a great way to learn.  Live with a different family for a few days.

Let's just say that when we picked them up ~ they were tired! Happy to see us.  And missed each other a bit.  (One could really tell when they fought that night at bed time!)  Ahhhhhhhh. Brotherly love!

Airplanes and Water Fun

We had a last minute invite to USAero Tech, in Greenville, with  a homeschool group.

They teach about how the planes have changed through the years.
 In addition to repairing the older ones.

We saw a short film about USAero Tech.

Learned about the old and new control panels. 

How the engines use to turn with the propeller, until someone came up with this idea.

One of the newest planes out there.

Then we had a great picnic lunch at the future park.
 They let us in as they were just putting down the runway lines.  There's still LOTS to be done.

Fireball Coyote was worn out!
  (If I remember correctly, he was up at 5:30 AM that day!)

Attempting to cut the watermelon???

 The next day was pool fun time.

 And squirt guns.

 What will happen???

Blast off!

More Random Education

The boys are still doing their daily learning with tv, computer & video games, and  life.
Pumpkin wondered what was for breakfast.  I told him he could  make pancakes.
"Z.J." decided to help.

Helping clean up at the consignment sale.

Bagging  up the toys so we can sort them into their correct cosigner number.

Sad news that changed after a good nights sleep.
 Fireball Coyote was even crying when he wrote this.
(he didn't see me peeking)

When he woke up, he was willing to help clean the bathroom & kitchen.

Cutting grass.

Helping with the yard work.

Mushrooms from lab that went to mold :-(

Before a baseball game, Pumpkin worked with his remote helicopter.

Then kept score on my phone, again. (he misses the score board!)

Helping repair the Latin teacher's mower.