History - We moved from the land of the Franks to Britain. We learned about the Celts, and then how the Celts were invaded by the Angles and Saxons, pushing them into Scotland, Ireland, and Wales. I read a portion of Beowulf to them. I never imagined, when I was studying Beowulf eons ago in high school, that I would be reading it (albeit a translation, not Middle English) to a 6th grader, 2 3rd graders, and a 1st grader. They absolutely loved it! Even Sassy Pants was able to retell parts of it to me.
Science - The girls finished their Anatomy books this week by making a mini-book about genetics and drawing the stages of development of a baby from conception to newborn.
|I love the stick person baby in utero in Little Red's drawing.|
Math - The Boy has spent the week learning about polynomials. First, he learned what they are and how to simplify them. Then he learned how to add and subtract them.
Preschool - I know I've mentioned before how much Sassy loves anything to do with math - numbers, shapes, etc. We spent a lot of time this week with the peg board and pegs exploring numbers and shapes.
Soccer Girl has also been doing a good bit of reading on her own. She found a series of books that are dog mysteries, and she's read 3 of them already in the past 2 weeks.