Week Thirty-Seven



Pitcher plant in the kids’ section at Great River Road Learning Center


A bit more about the carnivorous plants on display


Many orioles and gold finches at the park


Checking for eagles and boats fishing

Great River Road Visitor Center in Prescott, WI


Learning more about ticks at EEK! (Environmental Education for Kids) and pitcher plants from National Geographic and Wisconsin DNR sites.

Math and Logic

Continue IXL practice, workbooks, and review games.

Health and Wellness

Family swim continues to have the kids diving into their suits after dinner.


P excited to join the team

Coach pitch practice and game.  Now we have two players on the team!


Working on water flow project


Building sand structures, rivers, and dams…and washing them away


The final purchases for fruit and veggie garden at the land

Began putting up deer fence at the land.  More pictures at Our Bluff and Valley (or at website, click on link at top of page.).

M visits dentist for well-check, review dental hygiene.


P cutting pepper swords. Then he colored the food pyramid’s veggie section on the recipe print out.

Adding Pepper Swords to the kid’s cookbook and reviewing Yellow Rice (yellow from tumeric) and Sunrise Smoothies.


The Fantastic Jungles of Henri Rousseau by Michelle Markel and A Jungle Expedition:  Henri Rousseau by Susanne Pfieger.  Practice illustrating jungle animals using colored chalk and cray-pas.


Play home made music ‘baseball’ and composer review (Bach, Schubert, Schumann, Beethoven, Liszt, Mozart) games (from a couple months ago).  Players answer a question and then move to the next base (piece of furniture).

Listening to Suzuki discs one through three in the morning.  All work on their practice songs throughout the day and at the pre-lunch designated time.  Having a regular practice time right before lunch seems to help make sure that we get to all the songs to work on, not just the easy and fun ones (that get played all day).

Social Studies


3rd Precinct Open House


Sheriff boat


SWAT’s armored truck was a favorite.

Explored all the exhibits at the 3rd Precinct’s Open House and community helpers review.  R loved the horses from the mounted patrol exhibit.

Yankee Doodle Riddles:  American History Fun by Joan Holub.  Work on Junior Ranger Activity Booklets for Mississippi River Visitor Center and St. Croix National Scenic Riverway.

Language Arts


Practicing spelling list on the sidewalk (a bit tricky with chalk)

Shel Silverstein’s A Giraffe and a Half, a clever story-poem for practicing rhyming words.  Continue workbooks, creative writing, and spelling practice.


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