Quote of the Day

I have to admit, I have felt this way:

“Okay, so you got a good eight, nine minutes of sleep last night. Just remember it’s a new day; yesterday’s gone and it’s never coming back.” Zach Braff as J.D. in Scrubs

Chickadee Thursday

The children really want to play tennis this spring for PE. Even though it’s not spring yet, it was a little warmer today, and much drier, so we went to one of our park district’s courts to try it out. Chickadee discovered that hitting the ball is more difficult than she thought it would be, but she had a lot of fun trying!

Wheaton Grand Theater

I have fond memories of seeing movies at the old Wheaton Theater when I was a child. These days, it looks a lot different, mainly because it’s currently sitting vacant, but I was happy to see that the old sign is still hanging above the marquee.

Quote of the Day

“Up until about a hundred years ago, there was one question that burned in every Human – that made us study the stars and dream of traveling to them: ‘Are we alone?’ Our generation is privileged to know the answer to that question. We are all explorers, driven to know what’s over the horizon, what’s beyond our own shores. And yet… the more I’ve experienced, the more I’ve learned… that no matter how far we travel, or how fast we get there… the most profound discoveries are not necessarily beyond that next star. They’re within us – woven into the threads that bind us – all of us – to each other. The final frontier begins in this hall. Let’s explore it together.” Scott Bakula as Captain Jonathan Archer on Star Trek: Enterprise

2018-19 School Year–Week Twenty-Four

Another week of school is complete!

Turkey and Bunny didn’t have a whole lot of new work this week. They did start graphing inequalities in algebra, and I was very impressed with how much they remembered about doing so from algebra one! They got to write a nonsense poem in creative writing, which was fun for them and me! Their history lessons focused more on Charlemagne and the time immediately following his reign.

Ladybug reviewed time zones in math. She also calculated the surface area of different objects. She read about the War of the Roses in history. Her horse science lessons focused on how to tell when something is wrong with a horse. In horse literature, she finished King of the Wind and started Brighty of the Grand Canyon. She also wrote a five paragraph essay about octopuses.

Chickadee continued to add three-digit numbers in math. She also worked on putting events in the correct sequence. Her spelling words all contained different ways of making the long “e” sound. She’s trying to read everything she sees, in and out of the house!

The girls also made a fun Valentine’s Day craft which is now hanging in our school room:

We still have a full month before we have any kind of a real break…I hope we make it that long!

Valentine’s Day Dinner

Some years, I make something fancy for Valentine’s Day, and some years, I make something fun. Whatever I choose, though, I try to make something special. This year, I decided to go with a sandwich bar similar to the one we had on New Year’s Eve, because it was such a hit:

I also made a Piña Colada cheesecake for dessert:

Valentine’s Day may not be a big deal around here the way some holidays are, but I still like to do a little something for my family to show them I love them!

And, I will leave you with this…a Valentine’s Day poem, written by Bunny:

“Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
Spock wore yellow,
In pilot number two.”

Throwback (Chickadee) Thursday

I was flipping through my old Valentine’s Day blog posts this afternoon, and I came upon Chickadee’s first Valentine’s Day, which was also a (Chickadee) Thursday:

I’m not going to lie…when I look at that picture, and then look at the picture I shared of her today, I feel pretty old!