I couldn't figure out all week what was wrong with me. I was so tired. No, no bun in the oven. I just have a cold. Which explains why I had NO motivation this week.
Somehow, as ever, school manages to get done. There's no rest for mama, is there?
We managed to do spelling and some language arts. I have to admit, it appears they are my first subject to set aside when we're falling behind. Do I think it's easy to catch up on? I don't know. I think they aren't as fun as science and social studies. That's something to work on.
We read a bit more about whales this week. I was talking about sperm whales, and mentioned that Moby Dick was about a sperm whale, and Scrappy piped up and informed me he knew all about Moby Dick. How, I have no clue. I suspect he watched part of the movie with my dad. We watched an IMAX movie about dolphins, which was great. I love having Netflix. There are a lot of movies on there that we can use to supplement our books.
For social studies, we made monk's cross necklaces out of clay. The kids sculpted them and let them dry overnight. If only I could get them to take a vow of silence, at least for a day. Maybe even an hour.
The kids have been spending time with Hub developing a new hobby. They've all become crazy for dominoes! The kids built some domino runs (I don't know if that's even the right term) this week.
For art this week, we've started talking about the color wheel. Even Silly wants to be involved with art, which I find surprising, since the book claims it's for ages 8 and up. She is doing a fine job. She just wants to do school with the rest of the kids. I am not pushing her into anything, as she's just 4 and I think she should be spending her days playing ponies. As long as she isn't interrupting us, she has been joining us this week.
We had a field trip this week. Yay! I am big believer that field trips and any real life experience is the best way to learn things. Two weeks ago we read about the English pushing the Celts out of England to the west (Wales) and north (Ireland & Scotland). This weekend we went to the Irish Festival here in town. What a good time! We saw some traditional dances, hand crafts, and learned some Irish language as well.
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