2021-22 School Year–Week Seven

This was a pretty fun week!

Ladybug learned about transversals and alternate exterior and interior angles in geometry (interestingly, Moose learned about the exact same thing at his school this week!). In grammar, she learned how to diagram adverbs, including prepositional phrases that act like adverbs. She continued learning about ecology in biology with a discussion on biomes and habitats. In history, she read about the first monotheistic religion with the call of Abram, so that was pretty much review. We talked about Mormonism in her study of comparative religions. We read about Meg’s wedding and the birth of the twins in Little Women, and made two new recipes from The Little Women Cookbook…Beef stew with molasses and apple cider vinegar, and chicken salad with grapes and almonds:

Chickadee continued to practice rounding money in math. She learned about walruses, manatees, and dugongs in science. She reviewed everything she’s learned so far this year in grammar. Her dictation assignments in writing have gotten much longer! We took a break from our trip around the world in geography to review the countries we’ve learned about so far and read about how maps and globes developed…next week, we’re going to begin our second loop around the world by visiting a whole new set of countries!

We also had a fun celebration for the feast of St. Michael and All Angels. We prepared a special dinner and dessert (Mediterranean angel hair pasta, and angel food cake with homemade strawberry sauce), and made hand and footprint angels…there’s now glitter everywhere!

We went on our first indoor field trip since before the pandemic began, to pretty much the only place I feel comfortable taking the yet-to-be-vaccinated Chickadee…our church! It is one of the charter congregations of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, and we took a tour of the building, where we learned about not only the history of the structure, but also the congregation and the surrounding community. It was very informative, and even I learned a ton!

I’m not sure how we’ll top the fun we’ve had this week, but at least it’s October now, and we have all of our favorite fall activities to look forward to!

Chickadee Thursday

Today we had our first indoor field trip since before the beginning of the pandemic! We toured pretty much the only place I feel comfortable being inside with the yet-to-be-vaccinated Chickadee, a place we already go every week…our church!

Lucky for me, our church is a historic location, and in the lead-up to Reformation Day, I thought it would be fun to look at local church history, so it was the perfect place to start. Chickadee had a great time, and we all learned a lot!

They Grow Up So Fast!

Last week on the way out of church, we noticed a bird sitting on a nest in a tree, and we even saw a little wing peeking out from underneath her. Yesterday, we walked by the same nest, and were shocked at how much the two baby birds had grown in just a week…they hardly even fit in the nest anymore!

I’m also a little shocked at how fast my children have grown up…time certainly does fly!

The Church Dove

After church this morning, I happened to look into a tree across the street from the building, and spotted this mourning dove sitting in her nest…and if you look closely, you can see a small wing peeking out from underneath her!