2013-14 School Year–Week Twenty-Two

Well, now that the Olympics are over, we’re back to our normal school schedule! As normal as it gets, anyway, when a certain toddler keeps trying to sneak into people’s’ laps!


Turkey and Bunny’s math this week was very fraction-heavy. They’ve been working a lot on lowest common denominator and common factors. I can’t say that they’re enjoying it too much, but they’re doing well at it, so I guess that’s all that matters. Ladybug is still working on subtraction, and has also started adding two three-digit numbers, which she both enjoys and does well at.

Our history lessons (it was nice to get back to ancient history after a few weeks off!), took us to India.  We learned about both the Aryan and Mauryan civilizations, as well as a bit about Hinduism and Buddhism. We’ll remain in the east next week, when we learn more about ancient China.

We’ve continued reading The Bronze Bow. The children weren’t too excited about it at first, but now that things are getting more exciting, they’re more eager to hear what’s going to happen next. Since this is a new book to me, too, I’m curious to see what happens, as well!

Our science lessons focused on Saturn. We were very disappointed that the chapter was so short, but the farther we get from the Earth, the less there is to learn about each planet, because there are so many unknowns. The bulk of the lesson focused on how Saturn and Jupiter are similar…the children had a fun time creating a Venn Diagram to illustrate the similarities, as well as differences.

We finally finished the section on Robert the Bruce in Scotland’s Story. There were around a dozen chapters related to him in the book, so it was beginning to feel like his part of the story was never going to end! It was such interesting reading, though, that it was hard to say goodbye!

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