We crammed in the whole week's worth of work in the first three days this week so we could take a couple of days spring break. Katie made a matching rhyming sounds game for Quentin to play. We also completed handwriting, math, reading with all the boys and a Greek test for Sam (which he aced.) We made Oobleck and had fun with the favorite Non-Newtonian fluid! Did you know that you can let it dry out and then reconstitute in again? To go with the lunch pizza, we had a dessert pizza. I also made individual brownies in ramekins, topped with mini marshmallows, sugared pecans and chocolate chips. We enjoyed the sun and each other's company.
We experimented with using different things for motors in cardboard boats in the tub or experimenting with surface tension. We explored Greek theatre and made comedy and tragedy masks and played a game with them, which they thought was so fun. We added another page to our Aesop's fables book, the story about the dog, the bone and his reflection this time.
Katie had prepared an activity for Quentin -a letter sewing card. This one not only helps little ones with writing letters but also is a nice start to learning to sew. Meanwhile Sam worked on literature questions, in his Greek workbook, on Algebra and worked on a map of ancient China By the way, did you know that the Chinese do not call their country China. They call it “The Middle Kingdom,” which in Chinese is “Zhong Guo." Quentin worked on reading on the computer, completed a math worksheet and a handwriting worksheet with painting and made store bought ready-to-bake shamrock cookies that he and his Dad bought at the store. Neither of them can resist those cookies with shapes in them. Then he helped me make fresh blueberry muffins from scratch. He is getting pretty good at measuring things. James worked on reading on the computer, math problems and handwriting. Then the little boys made little paper baskets and decorated with foam stickers, while Sam worked on his own secret projects (something involving spies) and Katie ground spices as preparation for making gfcf pumpkin mini muffins so that they too could have muffins while we have these blueberry ones. Alex worked on his language arts, science and math problems while the little boys played with foam letters, experimenting with letter combinations.
Coke won our taste test.