Friday, May 20, 2011

Elementary Round Up


Summer is just around the corner.

But alas, this school will not be taking much of a vacation. Though part of me . . . is longing for a summer break.  Freedom to be relaxed.  Maybe slightly lazy.

However, our times of being laid back happened over the winter . . . when Asher's newborn sister became a baby. With Naomi being awake more during the day (and often at night), it makes for a tired mommy and a very distracting, pretty baby to snuggle, stare at, an play with. 

So, if you need us this summer -- we will be here . . . having an elementary round up. 

Even if you are taking a break, tell us what you did.  Document your summer . . . because even fun can be a learning experience.

The highlight of my first grader this week. . . going to work with Daddy!


The Engineer is part of a group (EWRI) that does engineering stuff. 

This volunteer group has designed and implemented a series of rain gardens at local elementary schools to be used as learning tools, but also to help the schools use their run off rain water productively, instead of dumping directly into the sewer system. 


(Learn more here.)  It also helps to make Indianapolis a tiny bit more sustainable. 


After helping the Engineer at the rain garden, Asher got to go downtown and finish his school work while Daddy worked on a few things involving numbers, emails, and fellow co-workers.

Definitely a perk of homeschooling . . . he got to learn through a life experience.  And spend extra time with the Engineer . . . understanding how our world works, what Dad does, and how to put your faith into action.


What has been going on in your school room?

If you don’t have a blog to link up with . . . leave a comment and tell us what your family did in the Learning Room!


  1. Write a blog post about your elementary aged child(ren), first through sixth grade, comprising the activities you did the prior two weeks.  You can include pictures, bullet points, tools used, learning gained, God moments, etc.
  2. Be sure to include a link back to my blog.  By doing so, other like-minded readers can hang out in a central location if they are looking for Elementary School ideas.   Publish your post and then head back to my site. 
  3. Provide the exact link (URL) of the Elementary Round-UP blog post you wrote, not your blog’s home address, through the provided MckLinky.
  4. Optional:   I would love it if you grabbed my blog button over on the side.
  5. You can combine this with other meme’s if that helps you to save time (as long as it is OK with the other blog owner). 
BIG IMPORTANT HEART MOMENT:  This isn’t a blog post to WOW other moms . . . the point of this is to help YOU document on YOUR blog what you and your child(ren) are learning.  My link-up is only to provide some accountability.  I won’t come and leave nasty comments on your blog if you don’t link up. 

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