We had a super busy week. We were running between seven doctor appointments, four dance lessons, enrolling Timothy in a special needs college program, and tons of preparations for our science fair projects.
- We celebrated Charles Dickens' birthday with a viewing of Great Expectations (animated version).
- We found a few books at the 25 cent library sale. We bought American Girl Real Fitness, American Girl Real Beauty, Belle Prater's Boy, Discovery School Volcanoes, Abbie Against the Storm, Dumbing Us Down, Lives of the Presidents, Raising Yoder's Barn, and Mary Cassatt.
- I asked my husband for Teaching Textbook Math 3 for Valentine's day. Yes, I tend to ask for strange things at times. My husband obliged. I am glad we finally broke down and spent the money. The kids are loving it! One child is starting in the middle and the other is starting at the beginning of the book. My oldest loved this series when he was in high school. I know how great it is, but I had trouble committing to purchasing something that I was fully capable of teaching myself. However, this will help so much with giving me time to do other things. I love how interactive it is and that every single problem is explained if the child is confused. I also love that we can carry it anywhere on the laptop. The kids did it in the doctor's waiting room today. The grade book is wonderful, too.
- We are living and breathing science fair projects around here. It is at the end of the month. Little Red Ridinghood (8) is doing rainbows (a research project), Tom Sawyer (9) is doing volcanoes, and Goldilocks is testing the question "Which dog toy is toughest?". Boomer is LOVING being her assistant. LOL We are about half-way done.