We never even started school until lunchtime on Friday. Alec had an early morning orthodontist appointment and it was quite late by the time we got back home. We hit the books hard and dove right into our work. All three boys took their spelling tests and a math minute. They each worked in their math books or on Khan Academy. Ian read The Runaway Racehorse. Evan read Wink the Ninja Who Wanted to Be Noticed. Alec read two books-- Diary of a Wimpy Pikachu and Diary of a Pokemon Trainer. All three boys worked on some science too. Together we read Caves and Caverns. Ian read a few more pages in High in the Sky. Evan read a few more Ranger Rick pages and Alec read part of his National Geographic for kids magazine. All three boys worked on some writing. The older two boys picked a February writing prompt while Evan decided to start keeping track of AJ's 1st Rule of Being a Kid. We started reading the Mrs. Yonkers is Bonkers yesterday from the My Weird School Series and remarked on how many 1st rules he has so we thought it would be fun to write them up in a list and keep track of them all. He's decided that will be his writing work for a while. We all played several games of Scattergories and read a few chapters in The Medusa Plot. We also read a couple more chapters in Darling, Mercy Dog of World War 1.
Saturday Ian headed to work with his grandfather and helped with oil changes on the various vehicles, practiced some very beginner welding, and worked in the woodworking shop with his father. We played several rounds of Scattergories as a family after dinner too.
Sunday Evan asked me to read another three chapters in Mrs. Yonkers is Bonkers. Alec and Evan played with toys and some new Lego sets. Ian went to work with his father starting on his new screening plant.
We got so much school work done on Monday, it was amazing! The boys each worked in their spelling workbooks, each took a math minute and worked in their math books (or Khan Academy), and did some reading. Evan and Alec each read The Ninjabread Man and Ian read a few more pages in The Runaway Racehorse. All three boys worked on some science too. Ian finished reading High in the Sky. Evan worked on putting together some snap circuits and Alec finished his Geckobot as well as read an entire National Geographic for Kids magazine. Evan completed two more pages in the next section of his word family book while the two older boys completed another page in their English and Grammar book. The boys and I read two chapters in The Medusa Plot and two chapters in Darling, Mercy Dog of World War I. We all exercised for at least 15 minutes and the boys all spent some time playing with Legos. Evan and I read another three chapters in Mrs. Yonkers is Bonkers and he found another "rule" to write up.
Wednesday the boys all worked in spelling and worked with their Multiplication games book. Each of the boys also worked on two pages in their traditional math book or 15 minutes on Khan Academy in Alec's case. Evan worked on two more pages in his word family book and read The Night Gardener. Alec worked on a page in his Success with Writing book and read a few more pages in Foxcraft. Ian worked on a page in Success with Writing and read The Runaway Racehorse. Alec and Evan played Mario chess together and Ian went to play outside. We finishes The Medusa Plot and read Women In World War I during lunch. We went for a short walk and then played another round of Harry Potter Scene it 2.
|Mid day and we already had the snow piled up.|
|Toilet tissue under the microscope|
|Cucumber under the microscope|
|Playing with characters in the extra shaving cream|