Karate was fun and more challenging this week. We had to do a plank (oh man do those hurt) and we got to do some more complex moves. As we were practicing I thought of the new karate kid because we were all pulling "faces" trying to get it right.
A is working on flash cards with his multiplication facts on them We are just gonna hang out here until he can do them quickly and accurately. M is doing well with addition and is working on money. G is doing well with the new reading program but we are taking it REALLY slow. I am not hurrying him thru ANYTHING! We are going to get this. L is having fun making huge messes!
We were planning on a field trip to a nearby airport to see the planes but I didn't get us signed up in time so we didn't get to go. We joined a new homeschool group this year and I'm still learning the website. We were all bummed but it was ok.
In social studies this week, we used the projector (how have I never gotten that out for every day school) and we did an online archeology dig for Roman artifacts, put them back together and decided what they were. We got many right and when we got them wrong, we learned what they are. Then as determined by what we found where in the "dig" we were able to see what the little town may have looked like. It was great fun and we all learned something. Did you know that at the baths Romans would rub themselves with oil and then steam and then scrape the oil, sweat, and dirt off themselves (or a slave would do it) with a "scraper" (think big old fashioned razor but made of wood). That was news (and kinda gross) to me. :) We're also working on mosaics.
We did a science experiment this week. I don't have pictures of it because despite 3 tries, it was a total failure. :( Moving on to whales next week.
I am enjoying guitar and now that it has new strings it is even better. And A is jamming on his drum lessons. So much that we had to get him a drum set. It is just coming to easily. We were blessed by another homeschooling family with an awesome price on exactly what we need.
Now for some pictures from the week....
|I peaked around the corner and saw this in my living room. Heart melting image!|
|Fun at the fall festival parade!|
|A and daddy pitchin washers at daddy's family reunion|
|school outside on a beautiful day!!!|
|MOre outside school|
|And more outside school!!|
|We even brought our lunch out that day.|
|Some ag class up on the roof trying to figure out why our chimney leaks with Pappy.|
|More ag class prepping the pen for a new addition to the family. Pictures to come soon. He's still a little skittish.|
Soon, I'll post some more weekend fun pictures (we've had a birthday and another coming next week)!!! We are so busy!