So, what have we been up to the last couple of weeks?
Bishop joined his scout troop on a tour of our public safety facilities. It was super cool. It is a state of the art building with over one million dollars worth of technology, kevlar reinforced walls and built to withstand a F5 tornado. It houses 911 dispatch for our county and is where authorities meet during emergency situations.
Bishop also had scouts where he helped plan a campout and did some team building exercises.
Bishop continued with his pottery lessons. He logged 7 1/4 hours in the studio. He is actively learning new techniques and is experimenting with new ideas as well.
After closing the production of Aladdin Jr. Maceo had every intention of taking a break; however, when the directors of the new production found themselves short a cast member they requested Maceo come in and audition for a role. He and three other guys auditioned. It was a fun audition process. He was not cast so he does still get to rest.
Bishop put in four hours at the food pantry.
And, for some reason, he always feels compelled to make a tower of cans.
We had the opportunity to see civics in action. There was a special program at Ted Cruz' local headquarters that was intended to instruct homeschoolers on how citizens can be involved in the political process. We witnessed kids making phone calls for Cruz and had the opportunity to participate but opted not to.
Not all of the accompanying photos are quality but I do like to share Bishop's culinary adventures. One evening he he got a hankerin' to try his hand at frying pickles. They were a success. He also fried up some jalapenos to be used on our barbecued pulled chicken grilled cheese sandwiches. After he finished frying the pickles and jalapenos he took the remaining breading and such and created little fried balls of goodness. They are difficult to explain but were my favs.
In science group we continued to examine the nervous system. This week we looked at the anatomy of the brain. Bishop can identify the parts of the brain including the four lobes of the cerebrum. We created these cool brain hats and did some hands-on activities that required them to label the parts of the brain. We also did a test that allowed us to assess if we are right or left brained and we explored the stroop effect.
Bishop did a lot of long boarding and is doing pushups and sit-ups routinely. Although he isn't doing these activities for the merit badge he will add these to his fitness log in an attempt to earn the personal fitness merit badge.