31 August 2007
Week 4 Report
The week went wonderfully. I went to the health department to get the birth certificate, and it took only 5 minutes. I don't know why I put it off so long. I still didn't pay my old speeding ticket. I will do it when we get back. I have procrastinated too long.
We have made yet another refinement to the schedule. I dropped spelling and the grammar that we never get to in favor of copywork. I had been wanting to add it to the schedule but wasn't sure it would be a good fit. I think it works better than spelling and grammar separately. CC needs to work on neatness, but she liked it better than spelling. Math was great, again. LB even joined in for some of the RS card games. If I'm not careful, she is going to learn to recognize her numbers from playing with us.
For nature studies this week, in addition to lots of time outside, we went to the zoo. We saw the baby giraffes and the lion cubs were outside with their mom. It was the first time we have seen the new cubs. The girls also got to pet the goats, a rabbit, a pig and a wallaby. I think the highlight of the day was getting to help feed the alligators. I love the great weather we have in autumn. We usually take advantage of it and a zoo membership by going once a week until it gets too cold. The girls love it, and we all learn a lot.
When we sat down near the monkey house for lunch, two monkeys were out enjoying the afternoon. LB looked at them and knew that they were mangabeys not just monkeys. CC was suprised by the number of people that just walked by, commented on the "monkeys", and continued on without reading the sign. She wondered why people wouldn't want to know more about them.