We had a fun week. Grandpa visited for two days and we had lots of fun with him. We took him along with us on homeschool co-op day downtown and lost him in a large used bookstore. He was in heaven. We also took him to our little earth science museum and to a few local food places. The kids loved playing games with him each night.
|Playing Staxis with Grandpa!|
Nutcracker season is already upon us. Anne is a cat, guard, party goer and sugar candy; and Dean is a sailor, party goer and cat. Extra rehearsals start next Saturday. The kids are beyond excited. They love performing so much.
|Anne in the forefront testing out different cat poses.|
We got most of our schooling done, too. I completely forgot Mahatma Gandhi's birthday today. I had plans and a book all ready to go. I think we will have a belated "birthday celebration" for him on Monday. School wise, the highlight of the week, according to Dean was our latest Tinker Crate. It was about electricity. I thought they did a great job teaching about Tesla's contribution to electricity. So many unit studies forget all about him and just talk about Thomas Edison. Dean built a hand crank flashlight.
Anne is relieved that we finally finished up Ancient Rome. We finished with watch a documentary about Pompeii and another about how Roman roads were constructed. We then made our own Roman road. I hope to show pictures of it next week when the grass sprouts. Well, that is all for us this week.