Two weeks round up, goodbye April : April 27-May 10, 2015

I am a bad blogger again…busy, busy

Photo of the week:

making sure his girlie sleeps well

making sure his girlie sleeps well

What we’ve been up to:

Learning at home:

We are wrapping up our school year. Kids are tired, so am I. We still have a couple of things to do for math with D. and I am considering stretching them out. We will finish it all during  the summer  by breaking up tasks into small exercises.

Learning outside of home:

  • We went to a lovely bird banding class. So much fun, and we learned a lot about bird migration. The weather was less agreeable last week, but now it seems to be clearing up so we’re excited to be outdoors again.
  • D. had his final concert with choir, what a lovely evening spent listening to beautiful music performed by beautiful children. In addition to that, D.’s choir participated in Carmina Burana performance with Lone Tree Symphony Orchestra. Amazing performance. Even little C. sat through the whole thing. It was a bit tiring for D.–rehearsal and two concerts in addition to our regular activities. He enjoyed it though. When he first started choir two years ago I could have never thought he’d love it so much, but he does.
  • Karate practices continue.
  • C. did well at her ballet practice, recital is coming up.
  • Both finished their swimming program.

What we are making: 

C. made a very special bracelet for me

love the tiny strawberry!

love the tiny strawberry!

I tried to upgrade C’s plain denim dress, embroidery+needdle felting

full view

full view

close up

close up

 What are we reading:

  • D. reads Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K.Rowling, he’s getting along pretty slowly. He also reads “Number the Stars” by Lois Lowry for his co-op class.

Number the stars

  • We read a bunch of picture books with C. her most favorite ones for the past two weeks are:

Superworm by Julia Donaldson

superworm

and  ever so lovely

Children of the Forest by Elsa Beskow

5children of the forest

  • Mama reads: I re-read Persuasion by Jane Austen for warmth and comfort. I am also savoring Rain by Cynthia Barnett, absolutely fascinating.
  • Reading in Russian: Д. читает Детскую Библию,  сам взял, стало интересно, еще старенькую мою. К. читает “Лёля и Минька” Зощенко. Вместе с удовольствием прочитали “Арбуз у зубра”.

Лёля и МинькаАрбуз у зубра

Just a couple of weeks left for us to wrap up our activities and turn the page on Grade 4 and Kindergarten.

Looking back at our busy April:

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