Friday the boys worked hard in school. They each took their spelling tests, took a math minute quiz, worked in their math books, and did some reading. Alec read another few pages in The Five Kingdoms Rogue Night . Evan read another two chapters in Saving the Sun Dragon. Ian read two paragraphs in The Panda Puzzle. The boys all worked on a page in our Draw Write Now books. I gave them each a blank world map and had them fill in the continents and oceans; something we've never really studied and yet they all knew most of them. They did need a bit of help with the Arctic and Indian oceans but that was it. We started our new geography unit on Africa and read a book called Wangari's Trees of Peace; A True Story From Africa. We also read chapters in both A King's Ransom and The Candymakers. We played many, many rounds of Guess Who? The boys also played Pokemon Monopoly together.
Ian eagerly headed off to work with his grandfather Saturday and we didn't see him again until after dinner! The younger two boys spent their day playing video games with breaks to play, eat, and rest their eyes from the screens. We played three or four rounds of Harry Potter Trivial Pursuit and I am quite proud to say I won each and every time!
My husband got the two younger boy to go with him to the woodworking shop on Sunday. They worked on making another toy knife/ sword and then went out to lunch. Ian, once again, went off with his grandfather to work. I had the whole house to myself for over 4 hours! It was so nice... I love my boys but it's amazing how much I can get done when I'm home alone. We all played a game of Trivia Crack after dinner.
Monday the boys dove right into their schoolwork. Each boy started the new spelling list in their book, worked on math, and learned about the Equator and the Prime Meridian as well as the 4 hemispheres of the globe. Ian finished reading The panda Puzzle and Alec started reading a new book called The Memory Thief. Evan read another chapter in Saving the Sun Dragon. The younger boys and I painted cute little panda bear faces while Ian went to try and finish up his model vehicles. The older boys worked in their English books while Evan worked on two pages in his word family book. We read another chapter each in The Candymakers and A king's Ransom. We finished our day by reading Africa is Not a Country. Then we headed outside to play. The boys and I explored a nearby frozen creek and waterfall for a bit; then we played wiffle ball together. After dinner the whole family exercised together.
The boys all finished up their work in just over an hour on Wednesday! They each worked on math; working in math workbooks or with Khan Academy and also completing two pages in Multiplication games as well as taking a math minute quiz. The boys all worked on spelling, cursive, and reading. Ian read a few more pages in Making Tracks. Evan read a chapter in Saving the Sun Dragon. Alec read another chapter in The Five Kingdoms. Together we started a new book called The Dead of Night. It was warm out so the boys headed outside to play. We looked for some signs of spring and the boys all dragged out their fishing poles casting a few times each. During lunch we watched Families of Egypt and read Seeds of Change delving further into our Africa unit. After lunch Alec wanted to make some Rice Krispie treats and we added a few fun spring addition like drizzling yellow chocolate and adding colorful sprinkles. We all played kickball for an hour or so with the boys deciding to take turns video recording us while playing.
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