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Westcity Soccer End of Term Team Photo

Sunday, August 5th, 2012

Westcity soccer team photo

31 May 2012

Gymnastics End of Term Show

Sunday, August 5th, 2012



Uneven Bars:
Uneven bars

Strike a Pose:
Strike a pose

The party’s at the Little Gym:
Little gym

30 May 2012

Slug Trap

Sunday, August 5th, 2012

We made a slug trap. We caught two slugs. We made it by mixing yeast, sugar and warm water.

16 May 2012

The Wildlife Center of Virginia

Sunday, August 5th, 2012

We went on a homeschooler field trip to the Wildlife Center of Virginia. The Wildlife Center treats and rehabilitates injured and orphaned wild animals. The goal is always to return them to the wild, but many animals cannot be released. These remain at the center as teaching animals.

Wildlife Center of VA tour

A vulture:
A vulture

A bald eagle:
bald eagle


we saw lots of birds, an opposum and Buddy the bald eagle who has a disease on his beak.

14 May 2012

Strawberry Picking

Sunday, August 5th, 2012

Strawberry picking

at Critzer Farm near Afton Mountain, VA.

11 May 2012

Swim Class

Sunday, August 5th, 2012

Swim Class

8 May 2012

Learning About Cooking

Sunday, August 5th, 2012

Slicing and dicing

25 April 2012

Fan Mountain Observatory, Take 2

Sunday, August 5th, 2012

Fan Mountain 2

Skies were clear, but lines were too long to look through the telescopes. But we did look through some smaller telescopes set up by local amateur astronomers. And we learned about the upcoming Transit of Venus!

13 April 2012

Garden Books that Sam Read

Sunday, August 5th, 2012

The Vegetables We Eat by Gail Gibbons

Garbage Helps Our Garden Grow: A Compost Story by Linda Glaser

4 April 2012


Sunday, August 5th, 2012

Today we opened the flower press and saw our pressed flowers. They were very pretty. My favorite was the dandelion.

Pressed flowers
pressed flower

We took a walk in the woods to get some more flowers for our press. We found violets, mustard, azaleas, redbud and many violets. We also found lots of flowers we didn’t know the names of.

flower walk

30 March 2012