Category: Extra Activities

Washington D.C. Day 7

Day 7 was our last day in Washington D.C. Jeff took Madison back to the Museum of Natural History while I got everything packed up. She insisted on going back to the butterfly garden again. 😂 They stopped to take pictures along the National… Continue Reading “Washington D.C. Day 7”

Washington D.C. Day 5

On Day five of our Washington D.C vacation we had a wonderful visit with family in the area. It was great to catch up and spend time. In the evening we decided to go to the World War II Memorial. Madison also worked on… Continue Reading “Washington D.C. Day 5”

Washington D.C. Day 4

On Day 4 of our Washington D.C. vacation we visited Ford’s Theater. It has changed a lot since I went when I was 12! They now have a museum that you go through first. It was amazing! We opted for the audio companion as… Continue Reading “Washington D.C. Day 4”

Washington D.C. Day 2

Madison had to get a picture of her on Madison Drive. 😉 We started out day 2 with a docent tour of the National Archives Museum. We saw the Declaration of Independence, the Bill of Rights and the Constitution. The best part pf this… Continue Reading “Washington D.C. Day 2”

Washington D.C. Day 1

This trip was very busy, but very rewarding. We had booked the airfare for this trip months in advance at a very good price. Finding a hotel was challenging, but in the end we feel we picked the perfect one within our price range.… Continue Reading “Washington D.C. Day 1”

Washington D.C. Day 3

On our third day in Washington D.C. we toured the White House. To be able to tour the White House, you must contact your Member of Congress 3 months prior to your visit to request a tour. For the details to request a tour… Continue Reading “Washington D.C. Day 3”

Our Homeschool Curriculum and Activities for 2017-2018

Here we go on our fourth year of homeschooling! I have finally learned that I always have a plan or an idea for a plan for what we are going to do for the year curriculum wise and then it ALWAYS changes. So here… Continue Reading “Our Homeschool Curriculum and Activities for 2017-2018”

A Girl and Her Love of Chess

Madison has always ‘liked’ chess, but recently she has engulfed herself in it. The past six months she has taken her love for chess to a much higher level. Madison discovered chess tournaments at North Texas Chess Academy. She participated and learned how to… Continue Reading “A Girl and Her Love of Chess”

Our Incredible Journey of Giftedness Continues 

Just when I thought the road we are traveling along was amazing, it becomes more amazing and with deeper meaning.  I was struggling with how Madison could meet friends that she truly identified with. And don’t get me wrong, she has amazing friends. But… Continue Reading “Our Incredible Journey of Giftedness Continues “

February 2017 Gifted Homeschooling Update

This month was a lighter month as far as activities go. Madison decided she wanted to join Homeschool Band and play the clarinet so we added one more weekly activity to the list. She enjoys practicing and does it on her own, so it’s… Continue Reading “February 2017 Gifted Homeschooling Update”

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