The weather here is still 90+ degrees, which is what I’m using as my excuse (however lame) as to why we haven’t been doing nature studies. So this week, we had our very last trip to the pool for this year, to celebrate Kathryn’s friend Abby’s birthday. Next week is supposed to be at least ten degrees cooler, so if we haven’t done a nature study by the end of next week, I’ll have no excuse.
Thankfully, Lindsey’s driver’s ed course is about halfway over; that will mean one less class to fit into our schedule, which will make me a happy girl. She has joined Yearbook Club at her school, and she’s happy to be one of the photographers. I’m happy that they meet only two times each month.
In other extra-curricular activities, Lindsey’s ColorGuard season is still going for about two more months. Kathryn is enjoying Chess Club; her homework has been to play against herself and write down all of her moves, and she’s been playing against the computer in iChess sometimes, too.
We’re just continuing what we’ve been doing in Math, Science, and Geography.
In our History studies, we made doubloons and pieces of eight to go along with our explorer studies. The short version of how we made them: cut out cardboard circles, use white liquid glue to draw designs, let dry, snip some into smaller pieces, then spray paint…
Kathryn also visited a website about pirates, including Blackbeard. She finished reading The Captive Princess, and is still reading Blood on the River. She likes that these are both accounts of the same basic story, but from different points of view; one from Pocahontas, and one from John Smith’s servant. I thought it was wonderful that she noticed this and pointed it out to me.
Lindsey managed to make up all her work from when she was sick last week, which was a very big accomplishment. Her attitude has continued to be good in regards to her schoolwork, even in the subjects she likes least. Kathryn helped her with one particular worksheet that was super-hard to read because how it was printed, and of course I took the opportunity for a cute picture. 😉
And today Kathryn lost her 10th tooth, just a few days before her 10th birthday!