This week we were studying New Zealand. I was this close to going there while we were in Guam but we never made it. Bummer! My uncle lives there though so we get to see some beautiful pictures.
|White Island off the coast of NZ. How lucky is my uncle? He took took it from a helicopter.|
Unfortunately she hasn't made it yet because it isn't the best season for fresh fruit so we're waiting for our kiwi to ripen so she can make it..
She finished her reader, Red Sands, Blue Sky, a week early so I told her to grab one of the books from winter promise core off the shelf and read that. She choose Real Kids, Real Change and it was pretty good. (Naturally it was NOT written by WP. lol) It is about 30 children who faced some extraordinary obstacles and accomplished amazing things. Mackenzie highly recommends it.
For our read aloud we started The Puppet Master. Mackenzie freaked out a bit because "we're not studying Japan right now." A winter promise flashback it seems. LOL I told her that we're starting our study on Japan next week. It's not like WP, who schedules books about Africa while studying Switzerland and then, 20 weeks later, schedules books about Switzerland while studying Africa. Overlap is fine with me. Utter nonsense, not so much.
We finished out last week of Math Mammoth. You can read my review HERE. Mackenzie is very glad to be going back to Math-U-See. I might get 3 minutes with no math complaints next week. Woo-hoo!!!
In science, we finished out study on the digestive system. We are plugging in language arts as well. Writing is definitely not her favorite subject but Writing With Skill is helping her improve despite her lack of love for the subject. Spelling Workout is also working out well for us. It's nice and simple and gets the job done.
I finally got to see the art project she's been working on since September. Her instructor hung them up for all of us to admire. There she is with her coat-of-arms. I loved what she chose to represent her: ice cream, music notes, artist's paints, cross, peace signs and field hockey sticks. Last time I asked her about playing field hockey she said no thanks. lol
It was a great day at Young Musicians of Virginia that day. Not only did I get to see her art, I got to come to her piano class for a little show. Her she is playing Let's Sing Praise with her teacher. She LOVES when she gets to play duets.
We ended the week with lunch with our favorite veteran, my honey, and our friends. Then we let daddy go home and nap while we went to the local children's museum. Note to self: Never again go to a museum when the public schools are out. Never again! What were we thinking? lol