I'm glad we didn't have a whole lot of extra planned this week because I felt awful. I started getting a terrible cold over the weekend. It just continued to get worse all week. Today I've finally started feeling a little better. We didn't do everything exactly as we normally would have, but we managed to get in most of our work each day. With a sore throat and coughing, I wasn't able to read aloud as much as usual and it made me realize that I normally read aloud a whole lot.
We did the final insect chapter in Zoology 1. It was about butterflies, skippers, and moths. We studied butterflies last year so we didn't do as much as we would have otherwise. You can see that here. We did read some extra books.
We also got caterpillars a couple weeks ago. This week the kids have been impatiently waiting for them to emerge from their chrysalises. I think it should happen in just a few more days.
We read two chapters of A History of US. They were about colonies and Peter Stuyvesant and New Netherland.
This week our state was Rhode Island. We actually lived in RI for 2 months four years ago, but the girls couldn't remember much about it. We read some books, did map work, did the coloring page that included the state flag, and made Johnny cakes.
Colin had two hockey practices. He also played in games with kids older than him because they were short a goalie. Unfortunately, my sickness made me miss it, but Chad said he did really well.
We met some friends at the park this week. We hadn't seen some of them in a while so it was really great. I didn't really feel well enough to go, but the kids and I really needed to get out. Until today, the weather has been nice and they've been playing outside a lot.
We have a busy weekend planned. I'm taking the girls to the symphony to see Phantom of the Lollipops while Chad takes Colin to the first of his many hockey games of the weekend. Then we'll all head back to the ice rink tomorrow evening for two more games. He has one game on Sunday.