Category: Extra Activities

January 2017 Gifted Homeschooling Update

This post contains affiliate links. Please see my complete disclosure for more details. It snowed in Texas!!! Not a lot, but enough! 🙂 It’s funny, I wonder why I am always tired and have bags under my eyes and then I write a monthly… Continue Reading “January 2017 Gifted Homeschooling Update”

December 2016 Homeschooling Update

December was filled with family, friends, blessings, and fun. We started off the month with Madison’s Speech and Debate Tournament. It was a 13 hour day and in the end, she placed 3rd in Junior Open Interpretation, 5th in Junior Informative and 6th in… Continue Reading “December 2016 Homeschooling Update”

Sistine Chapel Exhibition 

We are fortunate that the Sistine Chapel Exhibition is currently in Dallas through January 8th, so we decided to visit it today. I was able to secure a Groupon so it made it a little more budget friendly. It was a very intriguing exhibit… Continue Reading “Sistine Chapel Exhibition “

Visiting the Texas State Capitol

The second day in Austin, TX, we decided to visit the Texas State Capitol. Way up at the top of the dome is Lady Liberty. Madison is posing as lady liberty in front of the Capitol. The original Lady Liberty is on display at… Continue Reading “Visiting the Texas State Capitol”

Learning Texas History at the Bullock Museum  

Madison loves US history and World history, and even though Texas history is still US history, she has not been interested in learning it in depth. So when we decided to go to Austin, TX for a couple of days, I thought it would… Continue Reading “Learning Texas History at the Bullock Museum  “

November 2016 Gifted Homeschooling Update

This post may contain affliate links. Please see my disclosure policy for more details. Thankfully November was slower than September and October. Not entirely by choice though, Jeff and I came down with awful colds at the end of the month and life kind… Continue Reading “November 2016 Gifted Homeschooling Update”

What Does a Typical Day Look Like For Us?

Our days tend to vary depending on what activities we have planned. Each week Madison has piano, American Heritage girls, Homeschool PE, Park Day with friends, Speech and Debate and Religion. We usually have a field trip or two each week as well. And… Continue Reading “What Does a Typical Day Look Like For Us?”

Operation Christmas Boxes

Madison’s American Heritage Girls Troop collects Operation Christmas Boxes each year. She absolutely loves this service project. This year she chose to make 6 boxes. Three boxes for 10-14 year old girls and three boxes for 10-14 year old boys. That age range receives… Continue Reading “Operation Christmas Boxes”

October Gifted Homeschooling Update

Time flies by when you’re having fun!  Next year I am going to have to remember that November and December are always busy, so I shouldn’t schedule as much in September and October. 🙂  Madison has kept busy this month with piano lessons, American… Continue Reading “October Gifted Homeschooling Update”

A Flight of a Lifetime

Today Madison had the opportunity to take a Young Eagles flight in a RV-4 airplane owned by Winn Harris. When we arrived we were invited to tour the control tower at the Denton Enterprise Airport. The air traffic controllers showed her the radar for… Continue Reading “A Flight of a Lifetime”

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