They all enjoyed playing with Alex's new pool toys.
We went on a great field trip to Amazon.com Fulfillment Center in Middletown, Delaware. They don't let you take photos inside the facility, but we got a group photo out front.
We went swimming with friends at a nearby community pool.Roasted Red Pepper Soup and Kale Salad with walnuts, dried cranberries and goat cheese
We have been enjoying new healthy recipes.
Our Homeschool group's yearbook from last year came in this week, and here is a sampling of the photos that were included. It was a great year and I am looking forward to more fun this coming year.
We have been so busy, we haven't gotten much school work done, but, hey, after all, it is summer.
We put some rocks in our rock tumbler I inherited from my brother. I should have taken a picture of them before we put them in, because the difference was so dramatic. They all looked like dull brown driveway gravel when we put them in and now, look at them! We put them back in for the medium grit grind, which smooths down the small grooves.
Botany: The Pea Family
This week we reviewed the Pea family in our botany studies, which is characterized by its irregularly shaped flower containing five petals: a banner, two wings and a keel (which is comprised of two petals that look like one). We also looked at the differences between Monocots and Dicots, a major division of flowering plants.
Summer Constellations: Cygnus
This week we found Cygnus, which wasn't too difficult to find since we have been practicing finding the Summer Triangle and this constellation forms the left hand corner of the triangle.
The Latin roots we learned this week were Inter which means between, Ars, Artis which means art or skill, Vivo, Victum which means live, Magnus which means large or big and Demos which means people.