We covered Life of Fred today for math. We finally started to discuss how the US (and 3 or 4 other countries) use inches and feet while the rest of the normal world (there is seriously a HUGE long list of countries in the LoF book) uses centimeters and meters. Big Kid didn’t understand why everyone else does something different. I told him honestly I wasn’t sure why but it didn’t make a lot of sense to me either.
In history we read a bit from the Usborne book about the Minoans. That book is great because of the drawings/pictures which is something you don’t get at all from Story of the World so it is nice to have both to balance it out a bit. Plus BK, like most kids, really likes pictures.
Reading was more from Tales from the Odyssey. Today’s reading was a little more mellow than yesterdays so that was nice. Little Kid did much better with it.
Science was a short chapter from Tarantula. This chapter was about a box turtle so I had BK draw me a picture of what he thought a box turtle might look like (pictured below) and then we looked at a few actual pictures of them.
In all it was a good day and we were done pretty early. The kids got nearly 2 hours of outside time this morning and then spent the afternoon staring in awe at our new fridge.