Monday - Inside, Outside, Upside Down Day
We wore our clothes inside out and/or upside down. We went to Zero Gravity, where the kids take gymnastics, and played during their open gym time.
Tuesday - 100th day of school!
We had friends over and had a create-your-own-craft party. Some of the things were pretty creative, others were just plain crazy! But we had fun. We had lunch and ice cream sundaes too!
Wednesday - School Spirit Day
We chose our school mascot, motto, and colors. We narrowed down the mascot to dolphins or monkeys, both of which live in families, are intelligent, and love to have fun. Dolphins have a special meaning in the world of submariners. I's what the pin is called that they get once they qualify...something. Sorry - I don't know all the details! But they look like this:
Monkeys ended up winning out in the end though, because we call the children monkeys. So it's a very fitting mascot for our little homeschool.
The motto we came up with is "Just hanging around...learning." And for our colors I let each of the kids pick one. Jace chose black, Gracie purple and Tyler yellow. I'm pretty pleased with our new school spirit! We even made shirts! (Sorry they're so wrinkled!)
|Each of our school colors is represented. The monkey on the ground is Tyler, dancing! Jace is hanging upside down because he's a self-proclaimed dare devil. And Gracie's monkey has a cute bow on her tail.|
|The writing on the back I did in the color they chose. And Jace's is the only one with cursive writing, because he's learning that now.|
Thursday - No school - just reading day!
We didn't do any formal schooling, but spent a lot of time reading aloud and to ourselves. We went to Barnes and Noble and read there, walked to the library and read there. Reading isn't real school. (wink, wink)
Friday - we took off...literally.
We went to a friends house and spent the night there. We had three adults (we're all friends from grad school) and seven kids! A little wine, lots of toys, and even fresh out of the oven cookies! It was a great end to our week!
Any of you who homeschool...do you do spirit weeks? If you don't, maybe you'll start now! We had a lot of fun.