Aspens, Chipmunks, and Crayfish


Homeschool Highlights: Week of October 26, 2015

This week, we…

  • Were visited by Supergirl, who hung around to do some writing
  • Made homemade chicken nuggets
  • Had a great time hanging out with new friends
  • Discovered crayfish in the park
  • Learned what it would be like to be a pilgrim
  • Taught Grandma what a monotreme is 🙂
  • Did schoolwork at Panera
  • Modeled new clothes from Auntie Jo
  • Walked out of 2nd and Charles with way too many books 🙂


Mammals Aren’t the Only Ones

ZooKid did his first research paper. He chose to mirror it after this week’s literature book Chickens Aren’t the Only Ones by Ruth Heller.

Rocky Mountain National Park

This past Saturday, the kid, our dear friend Emily, and I took advantage of Rocky Mountain National Park’s free day! The colors of the changing trees were absolutely breath-taking. The amber aspens looked like ‘a golden river winding its way down the mountain’ according to ZooKid. The drive was gorgeous. We stopped occasionally at the lookouts to take in the view. At one lookout, the little chipmunks were extremely friendly and were crawling right up to us. Princess Super Kitty did NOT care for that as is evidenced by her funny face when pointing to the chipmunk model inside the visiter’s center — perhaps because they were trying to steal her cookies…. 🙂 We climbed the trail by the visitor’s center, which brought us up to 12,005 feet above sea level.


Watching and Recording the Eclipse

Sunday night, we dawned our pjs, our clipboards, and blankets and headed to the lake to watch the eclipse. We live  in Denver, so our view wasn’t as spectacular as it could have been, but it was still an amazing experience!


  1. I LOVE your collages! Thank you so much for linking with Collage Friday — glad to have you as part of the community!

  2. Looks like you all had a productive week. I really like the report your son did. I am beginning to teach report writing to a couple of my little guys. I might use this. Thanks

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