Five for Friday: March 13, 2015 - momgineer

Five for Friday: March 13, 2015

Tomorrow is PI DAY! Woohoo! Here is my five for Friday on this Pi Day eve!

Spring is in the air! We have had 50F degree weather several days this week and even went for a walk without winter coats! That being said, we still have snow, but only a couple feet left. =) Since it's been so warm, we took the opportunity to get outside and enjoy the springlike weather!

Music has always been an important force in my life, and I am thrilled my boys have been enjoying listening to some of our old CDs. This is what is currently playing, pretty much all day long these days (from top left and clockwise: They Might Be Giants, Stray Cats, Louis Prima, Johnny Cash):

In addition to listening, the kids have been practicing the piano a lot, and I have been playing the ukulele. We also learned about the harp this week and used this great St. Patrick's Day music resource from Tweet Resources:

Pi Day will be here tomorrow, so I have decided to join several other TpT sellers and put all of my math resources on sale for 20% off! I am sure I will be baking at least one pie for fun, and we have lots of circle activities to do today, too! If I were an extrovert or even a better party host, I'm sure I would have planned an ePIc Pi Day party, but it just didn't happen. We will be at our last week of floor hockey at 9:26 am, which will be 3/14/15 9:26! I'd love to hear if you have any fun Pi Day plans!

This was the last week of our winter swim session, and the boys have made big strides in their swimming abilities! I am hoping we can continue through spring, but with our packed schedule and the swim teacher availability, it might not happen. Fingers crossed, because they are really enjoying it this time! It looks like we will be able to join homeschool swim in the fall, which we can't do right now because it conflicts with their music class. It's hard to think about summer swimming with all of the snow outside, but our small pool will probably not be big enough for the kids this year. I'm not sure I want to go with a larger pool so I have been looking into other local options, though we always have Walden pond, which you can't beat for price. A season state park pass is only $35!

Last but not least, somehow between our classes outside the home, hours upon hours of Boggle playing, and multiple get-togethers this week, we managed to squeeze in a little bit of school work! One of my favorites from this week was doing self portraits! We followed a YouTube video and the kids were able to follow along. I think they did a pretty good job considering we have never done any art classes outside the home. I need to find one that works with our schedule at some point, but in the meantime we just wing it at home.

momgineer Meredith Anderson

STEM education is my passion!


  1. Yea for the snow melting!! How fun that you guys painted it :)
    I am so ready for Spring!