Visual Weekly Review: October 22, 2012 through October 28, 2012

I thought I’d do a review of our week using pictures. Sometimes it’s easy for me to forget how much we do over a week!

We learned about place value.
Learning About Place Value

Kai showed me how he can draw a skull.
Kai's Skull Drawing

After using a website from Scholastic (BookFlix, courtesy of our Seattle Public Library cards) where Kai read about voting, Joe showed him our ballots (WA state is completely vote-by-mail, though they do have ballot collection bins in some places) and we all discussed the process of voting.
October 22, 2012

Joe hung up some magnetic cork boards in Kai’s workspace.
October 22, 2012

October 22, 2012

Hot chocolate and a gluten-free poppyseed muffin at Firehouse Coffee in Ballard, where they have a small playroom.
October 23, 2012

Walking to clay class.
October 23, 2012

Last clay class of the session.
October 23, 2012

October 23, 2012

We made sure the kids all played together at the train table afterwards.
October 23, 2012

On the way home, we heard a train and raced to look at it. (Kai loves trains.)
October 23, 2012

October 23, 2012

Played Starfall. (That’s my soda, not his!)
October 23, 2012

Displayed Kai’s ceramics.
October 23, 2012

Played with trains at home.
October 24, 2012

Did a Halloween word search.
October 24, 2012

Played an edible math game.
October 24, 2012

Played more Starfall. Some days, he tends to stick to the reading side of the site. Other days, the math side.
October 24, 2012

Worked on an Angry Birds puzzle together.
October 24, 2012

Played A la Carte on gamenight.
October 24, 2012

Played Minecraft.
October 24, 2012

Finished up “The Lion, the Witch, and The Wardrobe.”
October 25, 2012

Did some math practice with pictures.
October 25, 2012

Pretended to be fishing and hunting with a bow and arrow in Minecraft.
October 25, 2012

Watched Minecraft videos.
October 25, 2012

October 25, 2012

Watched E.T. and had marshmallow popcorn.
October 25, 2012

Let him pick out new pants from the store.
October 26, 2012

Had taco soup.
October 26, 2012

Carved pumpkins.

October 27, 2012

October 27, 2012

October 27, 2012

The pumpkins (left to right – Minecraft Creeper (done by me), Scary Face (Kai’s, with Joe’s help), Rainbow Dash (Joe’s).
2012 Jack-O-Lanterns

Visited the Woodland Park Zoo.
October 28, 2012

They were doing a “Pumpkin Bash” where they gave pumpkins to different animals at different times. Lots of fun, but it did have us going back and forth all over the zoo! Kai helped us navigate for a while.
October 28, 2012

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October 28, 2012

Kai said he liked the “toys” (Zoomazium) the best. “But the animals are good, too.”
October 28, 2012

He seemed to really love the penguins. Whereas we were lucky if we got three minutes with the rest of the animals, Kai probably spent half an hour with the penguins (we stopped by repeatedly).
October 28, 2012

October 28, 2012

October 28, 2012

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October 28, 2012

He kept pretending he was “in the water”.
October 28, 2012

In this picture, you can see how they stuck fish in the pumpkins. I believe that for this one, they were using fake pumpkins.
October 28, 2012

And we finished off with the carousel! I swear they were having a better time than it looks.
October 28, 2012

On the way home on Sunday, we saw this house. On a truck. It’s part of an art installation, apparently.
October 28, 2012

I’ll leave you with two videos.

Minecraft Fishing.

Playing at Zoomazium.

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