Friday, April 30, 2010

Weekly Wrap-Up: Butterflies

I can’t believe it’s Friday ~ where did the week go!  Just two more weeks and we will be officially finished for the school year!

We did the normal stuff (math, reading, writing, and spelling) and some fun things ~ learning about and watching caterpillars transform into beautiful butterflies.

Here are some of the highlights of our week:

Math – Emily finished her Math-U-See Alpha book!

Art – We made butterflies and flowers using pencil shavings.  I loved the way they turned out and plan on giving them as gifts. 

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The kids made Butterfly Pretzels by dipping pretzels in chocolate. (Emily spent the morning at the Children’s Museum and had her face painted ~ just in case you wondered.)

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The kids said they were yummy!  (I don’t know because I’m still trying to be good!)

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Ever since Emily was 3 years old we have ordered, or if we’re lucky found, caterpillars that we watch transform into butterflies.  We had to order a new butterfly cage this year because a certain little boy ~ who shall go nameless destroyed our other one!  The new butterfly cage came with a certificate to order caterpillars (Painted Ladies).  So we ordered our caterpillars and watched and waited.

On Thursday two of our butterflies emerged from their chrysalis.  This morning it looked like another one ready to come out so we waited and waited some more   

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for this!image

Watching a butterfly come out of its tiny chrysalis, all crumbled, then seeing it flutter it’s wings ~ just never gets old!

We released two of the butterflies.  The rest will be released after Daddy gets home.  We don’t want him to miss out on the fun!

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Mommy’s favorite picture ~ not because of the picture, it’s the memory of what the kids were doing.  Aiden is pretending to drive Sissy to the forest.  They were going to capture and relocate a pack of wolves who were causing mischief.  I think someone has been watching too much Go Diego!  I just love their imagination!

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I hope everyone else had a good week!  Visit Kris at Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers to see what other homeschoolers have been doing this week .

~Cindy

8 comments:

Charlene said...

I just love your butterfly pictures, they are awesome. I would love to witness that. The pretzels look so yummy! Your kids are blessed to have a fun hands-on mommy.
Charlene

Shana said...

That sounds like an awesome week!!

wdworkman said...

The pencil shaving pictures really look good!

Janet W
http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/wdworkman

Jamie said...

Fun! Love the pretzel butterflies, and the pencil shaving ones are adorable. :)

Lindsay said...

oo how awesome that you got pictures while the butterfly was coming out!! Love the imagination!

Kris @ WUHS and Eclipsed said...

Should I admit to being slightly jealous that you've got one less week than we do before you're finished with the school year? Nah! I won't admit it. ;-)

Love the butterfly photos! I'm thinking we may order butterflies this upcoming school year. That's something we've never done before and I bet the kids (and their mom!) would love it.

Cheryl said...

I love the pencil shavings and chocolate butterfly pretzels!

Christi said...

What a great week. I love all the butterflies, especially the pencil shavings.

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