Ah...the first week of school. We are so full of enthusiasm and eagerness. Wonder how long it will last?
Anyhoo, this is pretty much how our first week of school went:
Daddy decided to be sick this week, so as you all know, this is a big monkey wrench in our progress. Is Daddy a big distraction in your house when he is home? Although, he was not sick enough that he couldn't grade math work for me. Maybe that's why he went back to work today. lol.
Math: Worked from our Saxon books, which my daughter exclaimed that she loved, and did a hands on project building 3D figures from modeling clay and toothpicks, then submerging in bubble solution to see what kinds of 'panes' develop. Very cool!
Language Arts: Spelling and grammar...what can I say? Boring stuff, but you gotta learn it. Love our writing curriculum though! (The Wordsmith series)
Science: Talked about energy. How energy is in everything and how every living thing gets energy in different ways. Did a cool experiment with iodine and starches. A fun time was had by all.
History: Discussed the Spanish Empire and how they came to South America for gold. Made Easy Paella (or as my daughter called it...Spanish Jambalaya). Labeled and colored a map of Spain, Portugual and their surroundings. Read aloud "Don Quixote", which is really a cute story! No, I have never read it.
Art: Studied Salvador Dali, since he is a Spanish artist. Blew their minds with some trippy Dali paintings. Tried our own collages in the style of Dali.
Music: Practiced piano. Lessons start next week. EVERYTHING starts next week. I need a paper bag to hyperventilate into.
And, for inspiration, I read this:
Did I forget anything? Probably. But it is our first week, and I am impressed if we just get into a routine.
How about you? Are you starting school yet? If you have, how long did it take you to get into a routine?