Sunday, November 13, 2011

Veterans Day

It has been a busy couple of weeks so I have not posted in a while. The highlights are that we spent 5 days at a family farm just for a change of scenery. We enjoyed that. We did our school work there though too just like at home with the exception of our timeline which we will catch up later. We got so caught up in what we were doing that I did not take pictures. The boys did some fun things such as baking cookies with Mommy, Caleb wrote his first letter to a pen pal, playing extra learning games with Daddy, gleaning corn from a harvested field as we talked about the story of Ruth, we explored nature, saw a dead groundhog, Pop-pop even got in on the action and I believe they saw deer with him. We worked on -igh sounds like I, the-ing sound, and then three sounds for -y and Caleb did well on his Math test. We will be putting Math on hold for a week so we can do some studies on Thanksgiving. Caleb also wanted to read a book that I thought was over his level. It was, but he rose to the task and was rewarded with ice cream for his amazing feat. Simeon worked on the letters M and L as well as the numbers 2 and 3. We did our Muffin Tin Mondays and our Sketch Tuesdays, but did not do lapbooks as we were too busy with our nature exploration and then this past week preparing for Veterans Day. We ended this week by celebrating Veterans Day at a ceremony on the public square here in our town. Our community flies a flag for veterans from our community who have died. Every single flag represents one veteran and I think the total I heard this year was 460 flags. Tomorrow we will go help fold the flags. We will change gears a little for the next couple of weeks. We will continue with Simeon's letter and number of the week. Caleb will continue to do reading, phonics, and penmanship. Then we will use the rest of the time for both boys to do a unit study on Thanksgiving. After that a week off as we celebrate the week of Thanksgiving.