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Friday, December 9, 2011

Weekly Wrap Up: December 9, 2011

Joining the Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers once again...

Once again, we had an abbreviated week at home so that we could enjoy an outstanding field trip on Thursday.  Monday through Wednesday were productive, focused days at home and both test subjects got a week's worth of school work done in three days again.  

On Thursday, we set out early for the Metropolitan Museum of Art and a morning spent visiting the Arms and Armor Galleries.  It was another opportunity for an up close and personal reinforcement of our TOG study of knights and the feudal system of the Middle Ages.  After the Arms and Armor Galleries, we browsed the other Medieval Art galleries in the museum and were amazed to see works of Medieval Art dating as far back as the early 300s!  We saw illuminated manuscripts, tapestries, reliquary, mosaics and more.  It was fascinating to see examples of all the artwork the boys have learned about and created replicas of in co-op art class this semester.  

We had originally intended to head to the Cloisters after the Met to see a rare exhibit of Medieval Chessmen from Scotland.  However, were all tired after the morning of exploring and decided to save it for another time instead.  A certain someone spent 45 minutes on the couch, eyes shut and brain turned off after we got home.  Highly recommended post field trip activity!

Early Friday morning, I head out to visit my extended family.  (Thank you for your prayers last week!)  The test subjects will skip co-op today and spend the day with our babysitter, who switched her day this week so I could head out early on Friday.  I've left each of the boys a few fun assignments they can complete independently to keep them busy, but they have really already completed their week's work.

I know I promised to post pictures of our home dressed up for Christmas, and I did take them.  I just haven't had a moment to upload them.  I'll try to post them early next week.  For now, I'll leave you with this picture of the newest member of our research team to hold you over:

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