Weekly Wrap Up: Shaving Crayons, Science, and Pirates

This week's highlights:

1. Shaving crayons- Why?  I don't know.  But for some reason it was the favorite past time this week.  We decided to use the shavings to make some recycled crayons.

2. Pirate night at youth group.  Ahoy, Matey.  This Wednesday was the first night of our pirates, robots, ninjas, and zombies series in youth group.  We talked about Josiah, the first pirate who found buried treasure in the books of the law in the restored temple.  Kathryne, Charles, and I dressed for the occasion.

3. Braces for Kathryne.  The first Courtney child to have braces, Kathryne got her separators put in this week.  She's experiencing quite a bit of soreness.  So, I've resorted to cutting up her food like I did when she was a toddler.

4. A new science curriculum for Charles.  I mentioned last week that Apologia has proved very difficult for Charles to read on his own.  So, I bought Christian Kids Explore Physics from Bright Ideas Press.  So far I'm loving what I've seen.  I plan on having him use it this year and then go back to the Apologia Physical science book next year when he really would be a 7th grader.

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  1. fulltimewifelife.blogspot.comSeptember 14, 2012 at 5:25 PM

    Love the shaving crayons :) Did you just bake them in the muffin tins?

  2. Yes. I looked it up online and baked them at 350 for 15 minutes. Then we let them cool and popped them out. The kids love that they color all rainbowy.:-)

  3. You have a beautiful family :) I've been thinking about shaving crayons and using them with my nephew who is 3 - I think he would just love the mix of colors and patterns! Sherry http://stilleducatingemme.blogspot.com/2012/09/week-in-review.html

  4. Thank you! They did make really neat crayons.


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