First Grade: Summer Fun

We spent nearly a week traveling and visiting family just north of Chicago.  While nothing was structured (except for the museum visit), I know that Robbie learned an enormous amount just playing outside (something that's difficult to do here), being with family and having tons of freedom.  It was a lovely trip and here are a few of the highlights.

Robbie in each state we drove through.  This was a fun way to learn a bit of U.S. geography.

Back yard fun at great-grandma's house...
...trying to make fire with sticks, roasting marshmallows, watermelon, bouncing and relaxing on the glider.

Playing with his cousin...
... a two-year-old who wanted to be just like Robbie (and loved to climb on him, too)

... at The Field Museum, The Lego Store and Soldier Field (Da Bears!)

We saw so many amazing things at The Field Museum that will be relevant to our ancient history studies this year (as well as our life science).  I'm sure we'll be looking at those photos over and over again.  (I plan to post about our time there.)


We didn't really do anything special for the 4th of July.  We just stayed in and ate indoor grill food (it was raining all day).  Robbie also read the Benjamin Franklin and George Washington sections of this book:

So, that was our week.  How was yours?

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  1. I love that you photographed Robbie in each State. Sounds like a wonderful week with family. The museum must have been awesome!

  2. I just love your collage of Robbie in each of the States, what a great idea. Fabulous for learning geography too.

  3. Looks like a wonderful and relaxing week. We all need those every now and then :-)

  4. That is fun taking his picture in each state.
    Blessings, Dawn

  5. Those collages are great! Rain here also these past few weeks...go away rain!

  6. I love the LEGO store! :-)

    Our 4th was rainy, too -- here's to better weather this weekend.

    Thanks for linking with Collage Friday!

  7. We loved the Field Musuem! Looks like you did too!


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