Welcome! I am using this blog to share our family's homeschooling thoughts and experiences.

THIS SCHOOL YEAR (2018-2019): Our oldest child, EL, finished her formal education in May 2017. She remains at home due to her special needs, and continues to learn with us when she is able. JJ is in 10th grade this year. We intend to homeschool him through High School, and are using a variety of different curriculum choices to complete this goal.

Please feel free to follow along....

Saturday, September 24, 2011

A Trip to Chicago AND Week 2 of CTG Finished

This past week, we finished week 2 of Creation to the Greeks. We would have done it the previous week, but decided to take an impromptu, and much needed, family break. David was able to get some time off work, so we took advantage of it! First, on September 11th, we helped David's parents celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary...

After that, we took a couple days and saw the sights in Chicago.

I guess you could say it was "hands-on school" that week, as we visited the Museum of Science & Industry...  

The Adler Planetarium (which nicely coincided with our first week of CTG, learning about space, Creation, the sun, moon, stars, planets, etc)...

And Shedd's Aquarium...

We also visited Buckingham Fountain at night, Union Station, and saw the tallest building in the United States up close and personal. (To me, its still the Sears Tower, but I guess it has a new name now - the Willis Tower.)...

This week, we got back into the swing of things with our main curriculum, and learned about Adam & Eve, Cain & Abel, and Noah. For Science, we learned about how to bend light. Yes, it can be done! All you need is an empty tin can, a nail & hammer, and a flashlight. Wash out the can, put a hole in it with the nail and hammer, go into the bathroom and put water in the can. Keep the hole covered so the water doesn't leak out yet. Then, turn out the lights, shine a flashlight into the can, and unplug the hole. As the water pours out of the can, the light will follow it. Therefore, the light can be "bent." (Sorry, I don't have any pictures of it.) We also learned about invisible infrared rays. We used a TV remote control to turn on the TV, and saw how something solid will block those rays. 

Friday was the first day of FALL so, for Home Ec. class, we made pumpkin bread and had a yummy treat for supper that night. 



  1. What a fun week with some great site seeing! Thanks for linking up and sharing.

  2. OHhhhh pumpkin bread... my favorite! Looks like your hands-on fun week was a success.


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