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Friday, June 05, 2009


We are finished with school and baseball for the year. Carter played his last game on Thursday. He told us that he does not want to play All Star, so Jeff didn't even put his name down when he went to the All Star meeting. Carter has seen too many boys miss out on so much summer vacation time with baseball....he gets all he needs of it during the season. He is, however, going to do a week of baseball camp next week. We finished school on Friday. The last thing we did was our frog dissection...finally! The kids all participated well. Carter loved it, but he got a little pale a couple of times. Patrick eventually started singing "Closing Time" in an attempt to drop the hint that he was done with it :). Even after the dissection was over, Madison was still at the table studying the muscles and stuff on the frog...she loved it. Of course, we buried the frog when we were done with it... just like we did the worm. The most exciting part of the dissection for all of us was pulling a beetle out of the frog's stomach!! When we located the stomach, we noticed a large bulge in it. I kept wondering what it was, so we finally decided to cut it open and find out. We saw something black in there, so we pulled it out with the almost perfectly formed beetle. We found the beetle's head in another part of the stomach and some of it in the throat. So, that's how we ended our school year. I feel so blessed that we have made it through our fourth year of homeschooling. It doesn't seem possible!! I'm looking forward to a summer of rest and fun.......and of course, planning for year five!!!


Blogger Musings of a Homeschooling Mom said...

The disection does look a little interesting! Gross, but interesting! I'm glad y'all are done! Are you planning a vacation? I'm getting excited about planning next year.

10:20 AM  
Blogger Rhonda said...

Yay on finishing up the year. We finished up today and were so excited! Well, Hannah has a few more weeks of make-up work since she missed so much school while she was sick. She still got to participate in the awards and the end of the year party! I'll be posting photos soon. I hope. LOL! We will begin our 5th homeschooling year also in the fall. Don't you just love it?!?!

10:56 PM  
Blogger Mama Teaching 2 said...

A great end to the year! :)

That is VERY cool about the beetle!

10:12 AM  
Anonymous Julie said...

Sounds like Carter knows how to enjoy summer! :D ... (I had to close my eyes on the disection thing. *lol*)

2:48 PM  
Blogger Heather the Mama Duk said...

Congratulations on finishing another year of school! That is so cool about the beetle.

9:23 AM  

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