Harry Potter Cooking ~ The kids did a great job being independent with the Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook this week. They made beef stew with herb dumplings, lemon drops, and Triple Lemon Pops. They did almost everything by themselves, including using the candy thermometer. Their first attempt at candy came out pretty well.
Black Ships Before Troy ~ We finished Black Ships Before Troy and the study guide by Veritas Press. The kids really didn't like the book at all. It was just too gory for them. I asked them at the end on a scale of 1-10 (1 being horrible and 10 being great) how they liked it. One voted minus 1 and the other child gave it a zero. I told them it was still worth knowing the story because they would hear terms of Achilles heel and Trojan horse many times in their lifetimes. Hopefully, our next literature book will be better. I think we are going to read a real short book about Pompeii.
Snap Circuits R/C Rover Electronics Discovery Kit ~ Dean received this kit a few months back from his grandmother for his birthday and immediately made a rover. This week, he completed all of the 23 Snap Circuits R/C Snap Rover projects. He especially liked the night rover, pencil buzz, and the water/salt water detector. I think he learned more than he thought he would.
They also completed a week's worth of math, spelling, independent reading, history and earth science. Anne finished two more lessons in French. She still doesn't like it. Dean still loves guitar and can't wait until his next class. We will see how my household routines and plans will hold up under a full schedule (with several dance classes) next week. It should be interesting.