The kids had trouble concentrating on Monday since it was Halloween and they couldn't stop asking how much longer until they could go trick or treating. Colin thought it was horrible that I'd even make them do school on a holiday.
Since the kids can do some of this on their own and they're done in the morning before I'm too worn out, we've kept up with them pretty well.
Molly started adding 4 digit numbers using base 10 cards.
Caleigh has been working on finding the area of figures that aren't rectangles.
Colin is continuing to do well on his own with RightStart Geometry and to do Life of Fred once or twice a week.
We talked about the spread of slavery, tobacco, and Queen Nzinga of Angola. We discussed the difference between indentured servants and slaves.
I had planned to do a fun week to celebrate finishing the insect portion of Zoology 1. The girls painted wooden butterflies, but we didn't get to any of the other crafts. Our butterflies did come out this week, which was exciting for the kids.
I also made a quickly thrown together butterfly lunch. As we were coming downstairs for lunch, I asked Molly what she wanted and she requested a butterfly shaped PB&J sandwich.
Colin had his Biology class this week. They learned about cells and made their own out of jello and candy.
A worm composting class was going on at the nature center at the same time so the girls did that. They measured gummy worms, counted their segments, tasted them, compared them to real worms, felt the real worms, made a worm from clay and painted it, learning about composting, and went out searching for worms.
Last weekend I took the girls to see Phantom of the Lollipop while Colin was at one of his many hockey games. It was a really good show and we all enjoyed it. It was the girls's first time going to the symphony. The ghostbusters were in it and the girls got a picture with them and the car after the show.
Colin had his regular Monday and Wednesday hockey practices.
We had a playdate at a new park with friends.