This week has been a week filled with good things! I feel like I remained intentional and was able to do things that were important and meaningful for our family. We accomplished fun, learning, work, and shared loving moments.
We accomplished lots of science. Our most recent Tinker Crate was about flight and the Wright brothers. How perfect is that after our recent trip to the Outer Banks and the Wright Brothers National Memorial?! The kids made nine planes and gliders. Then they made a blimp (held up by helium balloons) and tested how much weight it could take by filling it with rice a few grains at a time.
|Their geode was clear quartz and amethyst quartz|
May I just say that I love Life of Fred? The kids just eat it up and are retaining what they learn. This format works so well for them. It isn't easy stuff, either. We are still in the elementary series, but they are already getting a taste of algebra. This is what our white board looked like after a few chapters this week.
The kids did a fair amount of seat work this week. They made it through all of the writing, spelling and math. We also completed Fever, 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson and started Hatchet by Gary Paulsen.
|Anne always has that Rubiks Cube handy. She has figured out how to solve it in minutes ~|
no matter how much someone messes it up.
|Now I can find stuff!|