|Molly giving five after she bowled|
This week in history, we learned about Marco Polo and his travels to China. We also learned about the Forbidden City.
The kids followed the Silk Road through deserts, oases, the Yellow River, and finally arrived at the palace of Kublai Khan to trade for Chinese goods.
|Reading the map to prepare to cross one of the deserts|
|Stopping for a drink in the desert|
|Crossing the Yellow River|
|Trading for gold, silver, ivory, silk, and exotic animals|
We moved on to studying Mars in astronomy. We mostly just read from Exploring Creation with Astronomy this week. We discussed what they thought they would need to take with them if they were going to Mars. We'll read other books and do some activities next week.
We've been reading Valentine books and doing some crafts.
Colin had Robot Club and a roller hockey game this week. He also went to "stick and puck" at the ice rink for some practice on ice.
All three kids have a cold so we'll probably be staying home and resting up this weekend in hopes that they'll be better quickly. It's supposed to start warming up here so I'm looking forward to that and hoping they'll be able to get out and enjoy it some next week.