This week went by in a whirlwind with days of unending wind and our first frost. I managed to have 3, yes 3 migraines this week. Somehow everything still rolled on.
It was a hot August morning. The sun was already sweltering, and it was only 9 am. I stopped in the shade at the Penny Arcade when I heard a loud bang and a scream over the ruckus. I ran to investigate and found a disturbing scene then called for back up.
The clerk from Navajo Joeʼs was lying on the ﬂoor, dead. I secured the area and looked around.
Everything in the store seemed untouched except the storage room door was lying on the ﬂoor with the hinges broken. It looked like it had been pushed from the inside. I noticed an unattended truck backed up to the loading dock.
While the crime scene investigators were doing their thing, I went for a walk to see what I could ﬁnd and talk to witnesses. The ﬁrst witness, a lady in her late ﬁfties, told me that she had seen a stout man running from the store towards the river so I headed that way.
That is the beginning of CC's latest mystery. She wrote a two-page mystery that included a red herring. She is extremely proud of her story. She also wrote in her fictional journal most days and decided to write a report on komodo dragons (she's researching more but already has a paragraph written). I'm not sure what has gotten into that child, but I like it.
The other big news is that LB is almost finished with ETC 1. She enjoys it, and her reading is leaping forward.
This week, my summary is a daily list.
CC - math, finished Black Ships before Troy, journal, started reading Giants, Monsters and Dragons, fencing.
LB - ETC, Visual Perceptual Skill Building, Mother Goose, did her Student of the Week poster for the enrichment school.
CC - orthodontist, math, a windy day balloon chase with dad, pottery class, typed first draft of mystery, cutout the pattern for her gown, read more in Giants, Monsters and Dragons.
LB - at school.
CC - math, sewed gown, read Wanderings of Odysseus, finished mystery story read more in Giants, Monsters and Dragons.
LB - ETC, painted, staged a double wedding with stuffed animals, ballet.
CC - school, read more of Eight Cousins, journal
LB - ETC, painted pictures of houses for everyone then drew them with chalk in the cul-de-sac, Rumpelstiltskin, nature walk.
CC - finished her Saxon math book!, finished Eight Cousins, journal, afternoon at park with friends, Rosetta Stone.
LB - ETC, park with friends, Rapunzel, handwriting, Rosetta Stone.
The chill in the air makes me want bread - I wonder if I have enough spelt for a big loaf.
We have completed 54 days of school.