Chickadee was very excited that we found her favorite character, Scrooge, at Christmas Traditions last weekend!
At the town tree lighting last weekend:
Yesterday Chickadee helped me make the pumpkin pie (her request) for Thanksgiving dinner:
On Monday, we braved the unseasonably chilly weather to visit Cahokia Mounds. Not only did we climb to the top of Monks Mound, we took a different trail for our walk, where we really enjoyed exploring new scenery and looking for deer!
On Tuesday, we went for a walk around Creve Coeur Lake…it was a perfect day!
We stopped by Forest Park after church on Sunday to get a last glimpse of the fall color at Pagoda Circle. We weren’t expecting the amount of rain that was falling, but Chickadee was a good sport, and it was pretty in spite of the weather!
Ladybug learned how to complete the square in algebra 2. In chemistry, she learned the difference between chemical and physical changes and we did a few fun experiments to demonstrate the concepts. She read about the Americas in the 600s in history, which put us in the mood to visit Cahokia Mounds in a few weeks. She worked on rewriting selections in her own voice in writing. We also made a few more recipes from The Nightmare Before Christmas cookbook…The Mayor Chocolate Pretzel Spiderwebs, Mummy Boy Dogs, Oogie Boogie Bag of Bugs (roast Brussels sprouts with cranberries and pepitas and a balsamic glaze), and Christmas Town Gingerbread Snowflakes with Spiders.
Chickadee learned how to calculate simple exponents in math, and made more complex factor trees. She started the chapter on primates in science. In history, we read about the return of the Assyrians and Ashurbanipal and the library of Nineveh. She reviewed subject and object pronouns in grammar. We started the final chapter of Homer Price…it’s gone by very quickly!
On Thursday, we took a break from our regular schoolwork and used our Missouri Botanical membership to take a 5 mile hike around Shaw Nature Reserve. It’s the first time we’ve been there for anything other than Prairie Days, so it was really our first chance to explore the property. We especially liked the trail down to the Meremec River, but the whole place is beautiful, and we’d like to go back in the spring!
I can’t believe we’re headed toward November…it’s always one of my favorite months for school!
Today we went for a hike at Shaw Nature Reserve. It was a beautiful day, and we really enjoyed the trail down to the Meramec River!
Last weekend, we went to Legends and Lanterns for the first time since 2019…Chickadee was very happy to be back!
Last Friday was one of Chickadee’s favorite days of the year…our annual trip to the Braeutigum Orchards pumpkin patch!
She was very excited to find a stripey pumpkin again this year, which she named Tony, following the similarly-named Tiger and Tigger she picked in previous years.