The weather was so nice over the weekend that the kids spent a lot of time outdoors. We spread out school over the weekend.
N (age 11):
- Reading: N read another chapter of I am Malala.
- Science: N and C created a tornado in a jar using water, vinegar, and dish soap. We’d done this experiment before, but they were still excited to do it again. Too bad we’re a glitter-free home, because that could’ve represented the debris in the tornado.
- History: N and C baked Assyrian sebetu rolls from a 3,700 year old recipe. Of course, there were a couple of substitutions. They weren’t thrilled with the flavor, but they got an idea of what the ancient Assyrians used to eat. The recipe was found in a book called Ancient Egyptians and Their Neighbors: An Activity Guide. This is a great book, because (as I’ve mentioned previously) it’s unbelievably difficult to find kid books about the ancient Middle East.
- Geography: N and C completed maps of South and Central America, and filled in all the Middle Eastern countries they know so far.
- Art: I let N and C do their own art project this weekend. They both did some Manga, and N did a picture with her oil pastels.
- Spanish: N finished up her Spanish homework and reviewed this week’s DVD lesson.
- Music: N is still working on last week’s lesson. She hasn’t yet mastered the piece.
C (age 9):
- Reading: C read another chapter of Moby Dick (abridged).
- Science: Combined class.
- History: Combined class.
- Geography: Combined class.
- Art: Combined class.
- Music: C is still working on last week’s song to get her timing just right.
S (age 6):
- Math: Flash card day for number recognition through 11.
- Reading: I read S a chapter of Charlotte’s Web. S read one of her favorite B.O.B. Books, Mat, to me.
- Handwriting: S practiced writing her name.