What a week! In just one week we had Leap day 2012, Dr. Seuss and Read Across America Day, and lots of wonderful hands-on learning.
1) We are loosely using the Prairie Primer for our study of Little House in The Big Woods. This week we made homemade butter and grain-free Irish soda bread.
2) We had a few hours to kill in a neighborhood we rarely visit. The kids love a toy store in this area which always has something fantastic to do in their courtyard. The kids spent at least an hour playing chess on this huge chess board. I really should learn how to play, since all four of my kids now know at least the basics. The boys played a good match with some complicated moves.
3) We had a Dr. Seuss party with a few friends. It was lots of fun. All of the children dressed up a bit wacky. We ate green eggs and ham, grain-free cupcakes, and strawberry/banana "cat hat sticks". Then we did a few Dr. Seuss worksheets. Everyone took turns reading Dr. Seuss books and then we played the game, "Horton Hears a Who".
4) We were greeted with a shower coming through the ceiling recently. It turns out some kind of rodent ate a rubber something or other in our plumbing. In addition, our contractor discovered that our ceiling was about to come down because someone did a bad renovation sometime in the last 30 years. The end result is that we are getting a new kitchen ceiling and new bathtub plumbing. We are also going to go ahead and refinish the bathtub while we are at it. Good-bye, tax refund! For now, I have a big old hole in my kitchen.
You would think that was enough for one week. However, there is more! We attended our homeschool science fair last week. Now we are preparing for the Festival of Knowledge sponsored by the state but held at our local nature center. The kids are working together to do a project on ants. We are also trying to get back into nature studies and had a lovely one at the lake this week. Well, that is the highlights. We are still loving Teaching Textbooks for Math. I can't believe I waited so long to spend the money.
I am joining homegrown learners and weird, unsocialized homeschoolers for Friday wrap up.