Another week, another adventure here in our little educational home! First of all, we did not quite finish Core 6. We have about 20 pages left in the Columbus book and a couple of chapters left in Story of the World. The big problem is that I can't find the last CD to Story of the World, so I'll have to read that out loud. We did watch part of a DVD series on the Tower of London which was really interesting. In addition, last night, we watched "Much Ado About Nothing" on Netflix. The kids were a little confused, but they hung in there with the whole thing. They laughed a lot, so it was clear that the humor was not completely lost on them. And, they loved that they got to see Kenneth Branagh and Emma Thompson in roles besides Gilderoy Lockhart and Professor Trelawney (from Harry Potter)!
Wild Man continues reading Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, but he also picked up a graphic novel from the library. What's funny is that Mr. Math Tutor and Ga'hoole Girl have also been reading the graphic novel. Wild Man did a little spelling and Explode the Code. His language skills are coming along quite well. He is also learning about angles in math.
Ga'hoole Girl is reading Lord of the Rings as well as other interesting things that she finds. We talked about the Big Bang and early history of the solar system from her science book. Now, she's reading about glaciers - because she loves the pictures! Ga'hoole Girl bought some prisms for her room and has been playing with light and how it refracts. She has also been working on a quilt. When Grandma comes later this month, the two of them will put the backing on and do the top-stitching together. Ga'hoole Girl did finally finish her paper that was due. She has also updated both of her blogs this week. All this despite being sick nigh unto death.
No one has done much cooking this week. We're getting ready to go to Chicago next week and I've had a couple of headaches. In addition, I'm doing some reading and outlining of a few books for our pastor (who's doing a seminary program). When we get back from Chicago, we'll start Core 7, but Ga'hoole Girl also wants to make a gingerbread house with a pattern from a book I purchased a very long time ago. Sounds like fun!
We have been reading through Genesis as a family. Not only are the kids learning about Bible, but they're getting some reinforcement of their sex ed!! Last night we read about Tamar and Judah. People who don't want their kids to know anything about sex better make sure they avoid the Bible! Anyway, we are enjoying the reading together at night and we're learning a lot.
Next week is our museum trip to Chicago. The plan is to go to the aquarium, the Museum of Science and Industry, the Planetarium, and maybe the Field Museum. Mr. Math Tutor and the kids will also go to the Hancock building. I'm not sure if we'll get to everything in the time we're there, but we hope to have fun.
p.s. I somehow wrote this post over last week's post, so the comment here doesn't actually fit this post. Sorry. You'd think I'd understand this whole blogging thing by now!!