Thursday, June 22, 2017

strawberry time

The strawberries are ripe much later this year. Sometimes I can get in a picking session before school gets out, but it didn't work out this year. The kids begrudgingly helped me pick a quart.

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Now things are looking better...

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forest hike

I created booklets with activities for the kids to do over the summer, earning "merit badges" and prizes. Jane did her first activity which was planning and leading a 2+ mile hike. It was fun except for the mosquitoes! She used my phone to make sure we were going where she planned on the map.

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We went to the library and there was a turtle trying to cross the road! We convinced it to go back to the woodsy area instead of onto the main road in town.

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last day of school

Malcolm was excited about the last day of school!

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Both kids seem happy with their new teachers. When the came home, they had huge piles of schoolwork to go through!

Monday, June 19, 2017

father's day

Because of the humidity and chance of rain, we just took a short walk through Malcolm Preserve in Carlisle for father's day. Malcolm wouldn't pose with the sign!

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Afterwards we had delicious sandwiches at Nashoba Brook Bakery!

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Saturday, June 17, 2017

two busy days

Over two days both kids had open houses at school, we went to the school picnic, I helped Jane's class with math and we went to a science program at the library. There are no pictures of the picnic because I spent the whole time looking for my children and mostly not finding them.

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Malcolm chose a doctor as his community diorama subject.

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The whole class helped make this pond!

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Jane showed us the slide show her class made about the Northeastern US.

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Jane and her friends designed an animal geo-town.

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Symmetry project

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I spotted Malcolm when I was helping Jane's class!

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It was a rainy walk to the library!

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Malcolm got to see acetone melting a styrofoam cup.

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

fourth grade field trip

The day after the second grade field trip I went on another one with the fourth graders! This one was at a wildlife sanctuary. We did a lot of hiking!

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second grade field trip

I had a good day with the second graders exploring a nearby pond. Despite the 95 degree heat, the boys did great and were very interested in all the plants and animals!

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more riding

Jane thoroughly enjoyed riding horses again!

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scooperbowl 2017

A good time was had by all at this year's scooperbowl!

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Jane got all three bean bags in the hole and won a teddy bear!

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lambton wyrm

Malcolm's mealworm turned into a beetle, then he let it go outside!

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Sunday, June 4, 2017

equine excitement

For now Jane wants nothing to do with field hockey, softball, basketball or soccer, so she's trying horseback lessons. She had a great time the first week!

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She learned how to brush Pete the pony.

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She got to ride him for a while. She learned how to make him turn, speed up, slow down and stop!

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She loved it!

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Afterwards we walked around the farm. They keep 60 horses there!

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A few woodchucks, too...

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