Our week was good! We accomplished everything we set out to accomplish and had some fun packages arrive. The only hitch was our fieldtrip was cancelled due to weather but we were okay with that. We went to Barnes and Nobles with a friend instead.
This week we talked about Jesus healing the demon possessed. We discussed how blessed we are to have Jesus in our hearts so that there are no room for demons there. Can you tell that someone was a little distressed at the thought of demons? =o)
We are still studying weather. Our most interesting thing that we learned was that, at the poles, rainbows (or icebows) are not colorful. They're all white due to the extreme temperatures. Who knew?
We also read about how the rainbow is God's promise to us. Mackenzie decided to make a picture of a beautiful rainbow.
This week we worked on skip counting by 8's in preparation for our x8's next week. We also talked a bit about measurement.
Mackenzie finished memorizing "The Bells" by Edgar Allen Poe. She LOVES that poem. LOL We also talked about conjuctions and commas in a series.
We read from a lot of sources this week...American Adventures, Meet Martha Washington, The Landmark History of the American People, and the Story of the USA vol. 2.
Our topics included: More about the Constitution and what's in it. A look at westward expansion, including how additional states are added, a more indepth look at George
and Martha Washington. Mackenzie was very sad at how inept George's "doctors" were at the end of his life. We also learned more about what "doctoring" was like back then from American Adventures. Mackenzie decided that she's glad that our doctors today know more about science and less about wives tales. LOL
We started Nathianial Bowditch as our read aloud. So far, so good. It's a true Sonlight pick, only 5 chapters in, and already our heartstrings are being picked.
In Brownies we are working on a census patch. Mackenzie was able to "wow" everyone with her knowledge of the census being in the Constitution. Especially when she said it was very important because "The American Revolution was fought because of 'taxation without representation' and the census makes sure that every state is fairly represented in Congress."
Bam!! Take that homeschooling nay-sayers. And I was happy because a) She is listening!! and b) She's making connections on her own, so she's understanding too.
Mackenzie did a little home ec and made some Fresh Orange Muffins. Yummy! She learned it at The Young Chef's Academy a few sessions ago. She's still got the touch.
I forgot to take an after picture. LOL
And now the highlight of our week...
BOX DAY!! We received 2 and a half orders this week.
Our science arrived...
Our beloved Sonlight!!!
We also got half of our math curriculum. The student kit is on back order. =o( We're also waiting for geography, LA (except for the readers which we got from Sonlight), and a couple of fun extras.
We love school shopping!!!!