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Happy 31st Birthday Andrew

We did a day trip to Warhammer World -the Mecca of Warhammer 40K players. We viewed the exhibition (Weston took all the exhibition photos,) ate lunch there at Bugman’s Brewery and Andrew and a friend played a game on the tables there. Weston had a grand time playing on the unoccupied tables too.

 
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Posted by on September 19, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

Air Force Ball 2016

Andrew attended the Air Force Ball celebrating the 69th birthday of the Air Force this evening.

 
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Posted by on September 18, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

Little Nino’s Pizzeria

imageOur book for the past 2 weeks has been Little Nino’s Pizzeria. It tells the story of a family who owns a small pizzeria. Nino, the father, makes pizzas with the help of his son, Tony. One day a man comes into the pizzeria and offers Nino a new job earning more money by running a fancy expensive restaurant. Nino takes the job. In the new restaurant, Tony is not able to help as before, which saddens him greatly. One day Nino decides he has had enough of paperwork and money talk running the fancy restaurant. He misses making pizzas with his best helper Tony. Nino rescinds the fancy job and reopens his pizzeria with his son.

We discussed Tony’s feelings after being left out of the new restaurant. We discussed his willingness to serve in all sorts of jobs at the pizzeria. We talked about symbolism and using pictures to represent ideas – The man who offers Nino the new job, his suit is green and covered in $$ signs. We learned about yeast and the chemical reaction that occurs when it consumes sugar and releases carbon dioxide which gives pizza dough its airy puffy quality. We observed yeast when we made our own pizza dough. Weston helped knead the dough, stir the sauce and serve the pizza just like Tony. We also watched a video that talked about the history of the different styles of pizza.

We also discussed nutrition and how different foods have different vitamins and minerals. This is why our bodies need us to eat a variety of foods. We also talked about what else our bodies need to stay healthy – adequate water, sleep and exercise. We sorted foods into food groups and practiced combining them into nutritious meals. We also learned a little about different vitamins and minerals and what they do for our bodies.

Weston continued his reading lessons and we learned about fractions in our math curriculum. We enjoyed experimenting with real fractions using measuring cups and water and lots of cooking in the kitchen. We also finished our read aloud book Talking to Dragons which finished up our Enchanted Forest Chronicles series.

 

 
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Posted by on September 11, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

Flag Football

Weston’s first flag football practice was last night. It should be an interesting season trying to coordinate 5 and 6 year olds to play flag football. He’s the one wearing neon yellow socks.

 

 
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Posted by on September 10, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

NFL Punt, Pass and Kick

Weaton participated in an NFL Punt, Pass and Kick competition this drizzly morning. He won first place in his 6-7 age bracket and was awarded a ribbon and a football.

 
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Posted by on September 10, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

New Cat Friend

Weston made friends with the neighbor’s cat.

 
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Posted by on September 8, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

Blickling Estate

We spent the day at the Blickling Estate. We enjoyed wandering the grounds, playing hide and seek in the hedges, playing croquet on the lawn, turning cartwheels in front of the pond, exploring the walled kitchen garden seeing how many vegetables we could spot, and exploring the house.

 

 

 
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Posted by on September 5, 2016 in Uncategorized