A quick roundup on what we’ve been up to this past week.
-We said goodbye to our holiday tree, it is always bittersweet to take down the decorations, and seeing the room empty and treeless again. But since our tree was so huge and took up a big part of our living room we were also anxious to get our space back
-We created tiny universes with marbles and phone light
-we had doctors visits, mostly good news, hopefully more health issues will be taken care of next week
-school at home went well, much better than last week. For history kids learned about European megalithic structures, D. watched a documentary about Stonehenge and read about Newgrange from Frank Delaney’s Ireland. It was all about human body at co-op, lots of info about blood. For geography D. is following adventurers from Jules Verne’s “In Search of Castaways” which he reads in Russian. The book took him across South America already 🙂
-all extracurricular activities went well, choir is still on a break, but karate, ballet and chess club are all back and kids seem to be having lots of fun with these
-at home: D’s room re-painting is in progress, and, hopefully a new bookcase and curtains are coming soon
-no special outings this week, but lots planned in the weeks to come
We read about amazing matte oil paintings setting the scenery for original Star Wars and kids set to create their own playscape backgrounds. D.’s drawings quickly transformed into a Star Wars poster (which he is still working on), but C. made a jungle scenery for her little animals, I especially loved how she used oil pastels as a part of the landscape and moved them around…
Not many pictures, not that many events, yet we had a better week overall.