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Weekly Homeschool Wrap-Up

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As many know, life never goes as planned and that holds true for this past week. This week should have been our first official week to kick off our 2017-2018 school year.  With everything planned out and ready the dreaded “S” word decided to strike our family.  Yes, that’s right…Davis woke up not feeling well at all on Friday and started taking a turn for the worse by the end of the day.
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While our family is rarely sick, I thought for sure that this was just an upset tummy and would be completely passed by the time Monday arrived. I was 100% wrong on that one. As the weekend went on, the pain only seemed to get worse. Being one that doesn’t complain a lot, he was continuing to cry and complain with intense back and stomach pain. He described it as sharp shooting pains that seemed to only get when we went on a car ride, or if he was sitting for too long. The intensity of the pain would eventually make him vomit (sorry if this is TMI), which resulted in him starting to feel better for a while. After doing this for a couple of days and continuing to cry with intense pain we made the call Sunday night to take him to the emergency room.

After blood work, x-rays and so much more, they did determined that he was dehydrated and in the end said that was apparently some weird virus he picked up. They gave him IV to help with dehydration and then two runs of meds through his IV. They also sent us home with medicine to give him, but we were told to not give anything to help with them pain. They wanted to keep that in check in case it ended up being something more than a virus.

In the end, we decided to put our start date for school forward to next week, but we still managed to get in some fun learning activities as he started feeling better. By Wednesday evening he was as good as new.

So what did we do?
We started a new read aloud from Thornton Burgess, The Adventures of Sammy Jay. I had a friend recommend these books after me mentioning to her how much Davis loves Charlotte Mason Type of learning. I can’t believe that I’ve never picked one of these books up before. They are so awesome and both boys are enjoying reading these. We are almost at the end of the book, and they are already requesting what book will be next.

With the eclipse around the corner, we also decided in our homeschool group to make the Eclipse Cereal Box Pin-hole viewer found on NASA. Not only that, but we also learned about the rotation and did other fun activities.

They also discovered a botfly larvae which is pretty gross in my opinion, but we took it as an opportunity for them to learn more about them.

Also, we were able to watch a cicada just as it was coming out of the ground and watched it slowly make it’s way to a tree. With this, we headed in doors for them to learn even more about cicadas.

The boys also wanted to go on a “picnic” out in their grandparents yard. Notice that my husband is holding an umbrella over them after they decided that maybe a picnic without a shade in 90 degree weather wasn’t such a great idea after all.

Food of the week. This week, we headed to Copeland’s Burgers and Southern Eats and everything was delicious. We all tried different foods and none of us walked away disappointed. Here’s the burger I enjoyed.

And the dessert we all shared. This was a huge slice of chocolate cheesecake.

Last but not least, I’m ended with the a picture of my sweet grandbabies.

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