Well...we made it!! Our first week of school is under our belt. I think that it went really good. We practiced some math facts on #1 son's favorite math fact website : http://www.arcademicskillbuilders.com/ and then found a new website that the #1 daughter really likes: http://www.fun4thebrain.com/ . If you need vocabulary then we have some for you. Howitzer, amiable, taxonomy just to name a few.
Speaking of taxonomy WOW the science that we did this week! Science is not my best subject, I will be honest about that upfront. However, I even learned a lot of info this week. "King Phillip Charles on firm ground stood!" I am sure that I probably heard that before, but it was not something that stuck with me. (Sorry Mr. Butler! I would probably be a much better student now.)
The History has been so interesting. I have learned some fascinating things about Africa: King Leopold of Belgium, The Scramble and the Berlin Conference, just to name a few! We also read a book about a village in Africa where the men live in square houses and the women live in round ones. I think that I am really going to like this History and I sure hope the kids do too!!! I really like how a lot of what we have done so far has been written into "story" form. It seems to make it so much more interesting than just trying to memorizing facts.
All in all, I am very pleased with how the first week has gone. I think we are off to a good start, hopefully we will be able to keep the enthusiasm up as we get farther into the year.
Our library has a pretty wooded park with a walking trail right beside it. So on Monday, just to be different, I think I am going to have the kids pack up their books and head to the library/park to work. Hopefully the weather will cooperate...
Bienvenido a Mi vida loca