A large family, homeschooling, adoption, special needs, whatever strikes my fancy, sort of blog.

A large family, homeschooling, adoption, special needs, whatever strikes my fancy, sort of blog.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Our 5th Week of School

Not homeschool related, but we had a couple of medical appointments this week.  Luke went to see the ophthalmologist, who says the brown spots on his eyes are nothing to worry about.  

Hannah and I took Katie to Shriners.

Katie saw her foot doctor, who said that the time off from her night brace (due to surgery and bandages) has not caused any relapse, which is good.

We'll go back to using her night brace after her next appointment, where she will see her surgeon to check on her incisions.  I've seen her leg (will share pictures after next appointment) but I haven't seen her hand yet.

I really don't like it when I have to go deep into the parking garage because all the handicapped spots at the front are taken.  I always feel like I'm going to scrape the ceiling!

This week, the boys did Georgia O'Keefe inspired flowers in chalk at co op.

They're really having fun, and I love seeing them learn new things and interact with friends.

They're supposed to bring in frames soon, which is where this mat came from.

Still working on perspective in our home art program.  We also did some free drawing during our read aloud of The Bronze Bow.  Jack drew a Roman soldier on horseback throwing a spear at a Jewish boy near a well (not pictured).  We're all enjoying the story.

This week in history, we learned about Octavian becoming Ceasar Augustus, the first emperor of Rome.

And in science, we learned about the senses of smell and taste.

Which included a blindfolded taste test experiment.

Eli seems to think being blindfolded means impersonating a prisoner.

They tasted water, orange juice, cranberry juice, and grape juice, while blindfolded and pinching their noses.

All 3 kids correctly identified water and orange juice, but none got cranberry or grape with their noses plugged, proving that smell greatly influences taste.

After the experiment, the kids enjoyed slurping down the rest of their drinks.

We skipped a field trip this week, but that enabled us to finally catch up!  We've been behind for the last couple weeks, and I'm happy to be starting next week without any "baggage" from prior weeks.

If you missed my review of Fix It! Grammar, you might want to check it out.  We're really enjoying this program.

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  1. I love watching your children learn!

    1. Thanks, Wanda! We have a lot of fun together. :)

  2. I really enjoy seeing your lovely family and the school that they accomplish.

    1. Thank you! I'm so lucky to get a front row seat to their learning.

  3. sounds like you had a great week. :)

    I think Co-ops are great. You can learn so much at them. :)

    1. We are really excited to be in one again. It's a great way to interact with friends and get exposed to different teaching styles and the mechanics of classroom learning.

  4. Wow, your boys are really great at drawing. That perspective is lovely!

    I am also enjoying the flower chalk art. Very very nice, Shecki!

    Oh boy, I would like to participate in a taste test of chocolate cake and brownies. My preggo cravings are getting the best of me!

    1. LOL! How about a taste test between chocolate covered blueberries, cherries, and pomegranate/goji berri puree? I could go for some dark chocolate myself, and I don't even have the good excuse you do. :) I missed that you were pg again. Congratulations! :)