I'm so sorry to say that I was unable to get everything done to share the Mystery Challenge with you today... :(. Tomorrow I will have everything finished... *Ü*.
With packing... homeschool... and getting this house in order I'm simply exhausted! Although, my husband and children have been a huge help as they always are... being a woman and all that comes with that we simply just have to do more than everybody else... why I wonder... hee-hee...?!
Our homeschool lesson for today was a field trip to an actual courtroom. A mock courtroom setting was also set up for those that wanted to participate (our children were chosen to be jurors).
Our children witnessed traffic ticket violation cases and an assault trial... which was so cool to them... *Ü*. They spoke with the judge (in his "judge chamber" with so many intersting items to look at... it was amazing) who shared his experiences on the bench. The famous people he has met... Presidents... Nixon, Ford, Clinton, Bush (both Sr. & Jr.). He has also met the Pope and Mohammad Ali. Then, our children spoke with an officer that's near his retirement and shared a story of being shot in the foot. Finally, they were shown the holding cells of the prisoners... it was cool and yet not so cool they expressed a couple of times... I couldn't agree more *Ü*.
As for the mock courtroom setting it was a theft case. It ended in a hung jury due to two jurors felt he was not guilty. Our children indeed felt he was and they were frustrated that he was not found as such... *Ü*.
What a blessing this courtroom field trip experience was for our family. They couldn't stop talking about it on the way home. For a moment there I thought we were going to have 3 lawyers in our family... hee-hee.
I hope you will forgive me for wanting to take the rest of the day and "try" to relax a little... oh and make dinner... *Ü*.
I hope your day was eventful and exciting too...
**Lots of BIG Hugs**