It was a good week. Mostly because history is always so fascinating. We love history!
We are still studying the Civil War. It’s still fascinating and emotionally draining.
This week we finished Lincoln: A Photobiography and Turn Homeward, Hannalee. Both were fabulous! And I learned tons of things that my public education and history minor didn’t teach me. Mackenzie doesn’t know it yet, but I think I’m going to have her write a little report on Lincoln next week. She learned so much about him that it would be nice to have a little memento about it.
We are still finishing up Across Five Aprilsand it just keeps getting more exciting. And we just learned that it is based on a true story. That makes it even more thrilling, and moving, for us.
We finished the Major Battles pocket in our Civil War History Pocketand have moved on to War Technology. It coincides nicely with what we read after Lincoln, The Monitor and Merrimac. That was a quick book about a very life-changing battle.
Mackenzie also started reading Shades of Gray which is about the struggles people faced after the war. So far she says it’s awesome and has, naturally, read ahead. She pretty much says that about every Sonlight book. LOL
We were playing experiment catch up in science, Exploring Creation with Zoology 1: Flying Creatures of the 5th Day , this week. We hadn’t done any of the experiments for lesson four because we needed a cow bone and more bird seed. But we finally got them finished.
So are first experiment involved comparing a cow bone and a chicken bone. We observed, measured, weighed, etc.
And we did a little more candy corn math, just for fun. And a sugar high.
Be sure to pop on over to the Weekly Wrap-Up, hosted by Jamie this week.