Weekly Photo Collage :: 5/3/2013 ~ Frogs & Fun

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This week we finished reading Nate Saint: On a Wing and a Prayer.  The kids enjoyed the story, Jacob seemed to most of all.  

Jacob and I are still reading The Bronze Bow, I’m loving how it ties in with our study of Ancient Rome.  

I still trying to get through Kristin Lavransdatter.  My goal is to have it finished by the end of May – this is not a light read!

Learning Through the Week:

We finished up our Ancient Rome studies.  The kids did a notebooking page on a story that they remembered most.  Jacob wrote about Constantinople, Jonah drew picture of Romulus and Remus and how they started Rome, and Sarah wrote about Julius Caesar. 

Out and About:

We took a quick trip one afternoon to a local botanical gardens.  

It felt great to be outside!  When I got home I remarked to my husband that it’s getting so much easier to go on field trips.  The last time we were at this particular place I remember being paranoid that someone was going to fall into the water.  Progress!

The last photo on the bottom right was Jonah goofing around when I was trying to get everyone lined up for a photo.  Well, at least there is progress in some areas!! :)

Blog Happenings:

It was travel week here on the blog!  I have gotten a few requests lately to share how we travel as a family, so I thought I would also include some of the places we like to visit!  

In case you missed the travel posts:

Road Trip Travel Tips {Especially for the Large Family!}

10 Michigan Day Trips/Field Trips

5 Michigan Family Weekend Getaways

Have a great weekend!

Homegrown Learners


  1. Melissa Newell says

    Field trips are so much fun Jen! especially when the weather cooperates! Looks like fun learning for you guys! Enjoy the weekend and be blessed!


  2. Homegrown Learners says

    I would love to go on a field trip with your family…. maybe one day!!! Looks like such a busy week, and I love the notebooking pages!

  3. robinh74 says

    Looks like a great week. We have yet to go to the Botanical Gardens. On our bucket list for the summer.

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