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Roller Skates ~
Little Red Riding Hood got new skates for her birthday. They came a little early so she has been practicing for her upcoming skating birthday party.
Cupcakes and Dance ~
Little Red Riding Hood made cupcakes to take to her friends at dance. She and another girl share the same birthday at the studio. It was fun to have some cupcakes between classes. The studio also announced the kids' parts in the Nutcracker. Little Red Riding Hood and Tom Sawyer are both going to be party goers (opening scene) that dance the polka as well as hula hooping candy canes in the candy scene. They are both very excited about having the role of party goers in the performance. It is like a rite of passage (so I am told).
Learning this week ~
- Literature ~ These Happy Golden Years
- History ~ Wonderworks VHS "The Children will Lead" (Civil Rights), CNN Student News, and several stories from American Stories (setting the mood for the Civil Rights Movement)
- Geography and Culture Club Preparation ~ YouTube "Secrets of the Dead - Terracotta Warriors", The Emperor's Silent Army, written reports, and creation of a picture display. They attended Culture Club most of Friday.
- Math ~ Give lessons from Teaching Textbooks 5. They are very happy to be back to teaching textbooks.
- Language Arts and Writing ~ Two lessons in "All About Spelling"; Tom Sawyer finished Wordly Wise Book 2; Little Red Riding Hood worked in Flash Kids Reading Comprehension; Journal writing daily; and both completed chapter books.
- Life Skills ~ Making cupcakes, washing dishes correctly (our dishwasher died), packing Ebay, making veggie wonton dumplings and proper nail clipping of toenails.
- Music ~ Learned about the important African-American singer Marian Anderson and listened to several of her concerts.
It was a light week. We missed several subjects this week.
A Corn Maze Adventure ~
Grandma treated us to a great adventure. We have lived in this area for 13 years and finally made it to our area's largest corn maze. They had a choice of two 1/4 mile trails, a 1 mile trail or an almost 3 mile trail. We started off on the 1 mile trail and some how ended up on the 3 mile trail. That will teach us to follow Tom Sawyer! He wanted to be on the long trail all the time and somehow managed to get his way. LOL! In addition to the corn maze, we went on a hay ride, played in the corn box, went down the slide and spent a long time at the corn cob cannons. I think Tom Sawyer could have stayed at the cannons for the whole day. He loved them. Indeed, they were impressive. We were very lucky for the pleasant weather and that it wasn't crowded, so the kids were able to spend hours doing whatever they wanted.
|Where are we going, brother?|
|Grandma and Little Red Riding Hood|
|Do you see the corn cob in the upper left hand corner?|
|Tom Sawyer loved the corn box. He used to have a bad reaction if he simply touched corn.|
I am so glad he is healing from his allergies -- slowly, but surely!