We finally started back to school, though I don't know how long it will last. I still have things to do to get ready for the baby, so we are just doing a little bit of school to help keep the kids minds active and to give them something to do. We started English and Reading right after New Year's but last week I wasn't feeling well, so we didn't start back as planned.
Monday: Got a late start, not that I was planning on starting early, but several of the kids decided it was a day to disobey. Kent and Katy did English corrections from last Friday. Then for English we worked on writing 1 last Christmas thank you letter. We had a health lesson about how to try to spread less germs by coughing or sneezing into a tissue or your arm and we talked about the best way to stop sickness from spreading is by washing hands. I felt that this was a good lesson to have, since there seems to be plenty of flu going around, which we would prefer not to get. Then we worked on science. We read about schools in pioneer times and then we talked about different methods of measuring such as using hands to measure horses, "a cloth yard", the rule of three, and several other methods that may have been used in pioneer times (mid 1800's). Lastly I worked on Reading with Kaomi.
Tuesday: We worked on more science and practiced building fences that were "horse high", "hog tight", and "skunk proof". We tried different building materials for our fences like a variety of different blocks, popsicle sticks, and Lincoln logs. Kent and Katy each completed their next English lesson.
Thursday and Friday: We learned about bees in science and the part they played in pioneer times. We also learned a little bit about how honey bees see the nectar on the flowers, verses how we see a flower. Kent and Katy completed one more English Lesson.
Over all we completed 2 1/2 weeks worth of science this week.