Paddle To The Sea ~ We finished our study of Paddle to The Sea with the creation of a salt dough map of the Great Lakes. It came out really nice and was much easier this time then our salt dough map of France last year. We plan to make a salt dough map for geography every 10 weeks this year.
Other School ~ The kids are doing really well completing their work each day. I feel like we are getting so much more done each day than we did in past years. The kids are especially enjoying Bella Mysteries this week. They are fun little cards that give a mystery to solve. The kids have to use logic and prior knowledge to figure out the clues. They are also really enjoying our latest literature book, The Trumpet of the Swan. They are sick and tired of math workbooks and can't wait for Teaching Textbooks to arrive. I earned enough money on Ebay this month to buy the next in the series. We also enjoyed the latest Squilt freebie from Mary. You have to check it out! I can't wait for the next volume to be released. Lastly, the kids made salt dough Christmas Ornaments for their dance teachers with the left over map dough. We are already gathering things for Christmas. YIKES!
Out and About ~ In addition to dance and writing classes, we had Lego Club this week. The kids love going to monthly Lego Club. The "Challenge" this week was to make a famous landmark. Both my kids decided to make the statue of Liberty.
|Tom Sawyer's Statue of Liberty|