We are back from our trip to North Carolina. Land of mosquitos who love to bite us!
We had a nice visit with my dad and his wife. Plus my sister and her family drove down from Michigan.
I know I said that I was going to do some school buuutttt....we didn't. LOL We just relaxed and had fun. Although we did see A LOT of nature, as grandpa lives in the boonies, so I'm counting it as science! LOL
So this week it was back to business as usual...
She reviewed skip counting in math. So the week's work took all of 10 minutes. LOL
In history we are studying Columbus and Native Americans. We're reading Pedro's Journal at the moment and it is really interesting. It's a fictional account of Columbus' journey from the point of view of the ships boy. It's really interesting. Mackenzie was properly horrified with the way the Europeans just showed up and stole the land and the people.
We are also working on a history pocket on Columbus. So far she's made a "compass", a letter requesting employment as an artist on Columbus' ship, and made a map of his routes.
We're reading The American Indian Prayer Guide and Vostaas: White Buffalo's Story of Plains Indian Life. The more we read, the more she says she feels ashamed about how "we" treated the native Americans. It's sweet that she's so moved. And of course she's right, it was definately a blight on our history.
We just finished our first read aloud, Walk the World's Rim. FABULOUS!!! It starts slow but boy does it get good.
In science we're studying the body. There was an experiment on digestion involving jello but, as none of us enjoy jello, we opted to just watch the experiment on the dvd. One more reason I LOVE Sonlight.
We also had time for some fun stuff. We went to the water park twice, took an impromptu "field trip" to Krispy Kreme with friends, and went to an open house at The Little Gym.
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Hope you all had a great week!