School work has varied from the normal and routine to field trips and also to late-night reading through gardening books (gotta love library trips). What kind of person stays up to the wee hours to read a gardening book?
The girls both enjoy non-fiction books. This week, LB is reading See How They Grow: Fox and Eye Wonder: Ocean. She loves these books because they are visually appealing. CC has been reading Sugar Changed the World which is a mix of two of her favorite topics: science and history. Some other single topic science/history books she's read lately are Dr. Jenner and the Speckled Monster and The Quest for the Tree Kangaroo. She's allocated a new shelf in the library to single-topic science books in hopes of filling it with more books like this. I've found that as she's gotten older, she prefers books like this that go deeper into one topic instead of books that give a bigger view.
|CC trying to avoid the camera|
We're seriously looking at a classical school for next year for CC. It has everything I'd want in a school from Latin to Socratic discussion. We spent a day this week observing classes. CC was excited to see other girls excited by math, history and ideas. I could see her happily picturing herself there although I'm having trouble picturing myself not homeschooling her.
|LB and her friend at the museum|