2016-17 School Year–Week Six

This week was extra busy!

We continued our study of Christian denominations in One Christ, Many Creeds. We learned about the Anglican/Episcopal church, which was included with Presbyterian churches in the study, although I consider it to be more of a historic church body like the LC-MS. We then moved on to Methodist churches. Next week, we’ll be studying Anabaptist denominations. We also celebrated Michaelmas this week, but in a much more low-key fashion than usual. After reading about St. Michael and All Angels in Celebrating the Saints, we made our traditional angel craft, and that was pretty much it this year. You just can’t do it all every time, I guess!


In math, Turkey and Bunny have moved back to review…they’ve been going over both scientific notation and the coordinate plane. Ladybug has learning how to solve problems in multiple steps.

Our history lessons this week focused on the American Civil War. We could have spent so much more time on this topic, but there are only so many days in a school year, so one week was it. We also watched a documentary on the White House, which discussed some of the issues around the time of the Civil War (as well as at other times in American history), so it was quite timely.

Ladybug finally finished learning about whales in science. Up next is seals and manatees! Turkey and Ladybug have been learning about the homosphere and heterosphere. They even got to do a science experiment, which to my great relief actually worked!

We finally got around to the field trip that kept being put off. We spent a morning at the Missouri Botanical Garden. No matter how many times we go there, we always see and learn something new at each visit! We picked a beautiful day to go…it was so nice to get outside when it wasn’t hot!


We also went pumpkin picking this week. Technically, this wasn’t a school activity…we went in the afternoon after Moose was done at his school. But it’s a yearly tradition, and I thought I’d share a picture:


I think we’re going to have a few more weeks of school before we take a fall break…I’m looking forward to taking some time to just enjoy the fall weather!

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