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05 March 2010

Week 23 - Art and Ideas and Math and.....

Chocolates were made (and peanut butter caramels too).

Miquon is still terrific and LB rocks on it. She mixes being brilliant at math.

With playing with the blocks.

LB made a spider web.

She also made a camouflaged lizard.

CC made an illuminated letter along with a stuffed dragon that I forgot to photograph.

LB finished her cheetah paw print. The cheetah still needs to be fired and glazed.

She worked on patterns and learned the difference between a coral snake and a king snake.

CC finished through lesson 46 in Saxon and did 4 sheets of facts practice.

She created an awesome sea dragon.

And finished through lesson 14 in Fred.

Other than that, we went out for sushi, copied America the Beautiful, read lots from Mary, Queen of Scots and learned lots about the French court, learned that I need lots of practice on my states and capitals, fed the ducks and geese at the pond at the park, took an afternoon off to play with our friends, made a huge mess in the kitchen then left it for the unsuspecting Daddy and made a tongue twister - Picky Pierre Picks Plump Purple Plums.

I think our ongoing Shakespeare study is successful. CC entertained us by retelling The Taming of the Shrew while we were waiting for our pizza this week. She discovered that one of her friends likes "good literature" when she heard him quoting lines from Shakespeare's Julius Caesar. CC has a favorite line from Midsummer Night's Dream - "Ill met by moonlight, proud Titania." LB has named two of her stuffed animals after Shakespearean characters Katherina (the wild one) and Bianca (the sweet one) (which is the best test to see if a 5yo likes something).

This week LB had a very serious discussion about her future career plans. She wants to be a veterinarian and help people's pets. She was concerned about whether or not there are any good universities nearby with a program. I assured her that a top vet school was in the state which seemed to relieve her concerns.


Julia said...

Your photos of your children's work are inspiring!


Daisy said...

What an incredible week! I love your week in review. It felt like poetry. ;-)

Moonbeam said...

I love the pictures. Thanks for sharing your week.

Prairie Mother said...

I'm loving your weekly updates. The kids artwork is great and gives me some great ideas to use with my boys. Looking forward to more!