Two Weeks for the Price of One!

So, I didn’t write last week.  That was half on purpose and half accidental.  It has been a crazy couple of weeks!

In the last two weeks Big Kid has been on many great adventures.  Last week he had the usual homeschool group (picture of the space we are using below), acting, and then went with his Grammy to a homeschool class, far away, on orienteering.  He learned all about navigating a course with a compass.  He enjoyed his time and learned a lot!  We took Monday off this week because it was my birthday!  That is the joy of homeschooling, I can make my own schedule and we can take off whatever days we want to.  Then this week he had two performances for his acting class.  One was Tuesday night and the other was Wednesday at noon.  Both were great and it was neat to see the 8 weeks worth of work pay off for all of them. After all that was done we had one “normal” day on Thursday then BK went on a trip about 1.5 hours away to another museum with Dada and his Nana.  They learned about sunspots and all sorts of other neat things plus he got to look around at the museum’s exhibits.

In terms of actual schoolwork we covered a bit more about space for science including astronauts and astronaut training.  We read from the Space Encyclopedia and we looked at a couple of websites.  He also read a bit from a great book called The Elements that I got from Little Kid’s book fair.

In history we covered part of the Byzantine Empire, Justinian the just emperor and his wife Theodora.  It wasn’t a super exciting bit of history but it still counts!  Big Kid has been reading to be aloud for this part of the schoolwork so I can be sure he is reading words correctly.  The only one he had trouble with was Byzantine which is understandable!  He figured out Constantinople just fine though!

In math we covered some more addition and subtraction as well as word problems with “difference” and “how many more”.  He is getting a little bored of the Math Mammoth format I think but he is learning it all a lot better so we are going to stick with it, maybe add in more from Time4Learning or Khan every other day vs workbook every day.  We will see!

We also finished Trumpet of the Swan.  It was a good book and BK enjoyed it.  It was a lot of reading but that is how it goes!

BK has continued his work on his book for NaNoWriMo.  Below is one page of what he has written.  He writes it during rest time then I type it up later for him.  He has also continued his work on cursive and is doing very well with that too!

I would say it has been a very busy couple of weeks and we are looking forward to a little chill out time.  I am still deciding if I will have school on the days that LK is home from school, like the entire week of Thanksgiving.  I guess I will see when I get there!

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