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Saturday, June 9, 2012

EL SUMMER - WEEK 1 of 12

 Our first week of Summer is complete. And, woah! It was a busy and fun one. I have a plan...to keep the Els busy all week and all Summer.
The basic plan is this...take them places, play, explore, learn and base the week's activities (loosely) on a theme.
We live super close to the Museum District in Houston and to so many wonderful resources. Honestly, it is too hot to spend a ton of time outdoors. As much as I would LOVE having a pool and being outside swimming much of the day, we don't have one and getting to a pool is always a bit of a big chore. Being outside and not being in a pool is just too much for me to handle! Seriously, we have to limit our outdoor time. And, when we head outdoors we have to drink lots of lots of water.

One of the favorite museums of the Els is the Health Museum. It is one of the lesser known museums (meaning it is not crowded) and they have great activities for all ages. This seemed like a good choice for week one. So, we began "Health Week!"

We studied about "organs of the body." And the Els drew their favorite organ and wrote facts about it.






We built things together. We believe being with family is a super healthy way for us to live!

 We went to the Health Museum and spent the day there!


Playing...


Climbing...


being silly...


exercising our minds...

and our hearts...
and our bodies...
and being super cute...



we counted teeth....
Keeping cool, we headed outside on another day to a spray park!







Being happy and joyful is healthy!
Day four, we reviewed what we learned about health. Everything I wrote on the board is their words. My favorite quote was from Trinity- "The stomach. It takes food into the system." 







We found out our friends were coming to visit, so we went to the Zoo on Friday. It's healthy to go to the zoo, learn about animals, ride the train and play with friends! We drank plenty of water, because it was super hot. But, we had a great time and it was a great ending to HEALTH WEEK!















Not sure about the dinosaur exhibit



T REX!!






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