Carrying On

We are now midway through Week 23, trying to finish up the term next week so we can take Holy Week off. We’ve had some nice weather and some bad weather and a really horrible stomach flu, all of which have driven us partly off course, but we’ve managed to pick up and move forward.

I don’t have any inspiring or creative stories, though. We just read and narrated. We are horribly behind on picture study and music.

We had a good time reading The Librarian Who Measured the Earth (about Eratosthenes) and later doing a Sieve of Eratosthenes to identify prime numbers. Our history reading has been about the Golden Age of Greece.

We’ve started planting in the garden and talked some about plant structures and purposes.

We went on a creek hike.

We went to the Children’s Museum in Tacoma.

We played a lot of Plants vs. Zombies when everyone was sick. They learned what “vs.” means. Actually I think learning to deal with some of the pressure of losing or facing threats and realizing it’s just a game is good for them. Some of them take it pretty intensely.

They’re listening to Chronicles of Narnia on CD at night and Duchess and Deux are both working on the books for themselves.

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