Week 4 has been an interesting one here! Michael and Allie have not been sleeping well which means that neither is dealing with life well. Megan and Michael have been doing their schoolwork at a snails pace, pushing their boundaries to see what they can get away with, and just generally making me feel like I've been herding turtles all week long. These things along with the fact that evening classes started this week at the college I work for (read new teachers that need their hands held about everything) have made me question my sanity daily but when I finally lay my head down on the pillow at night I know that tomorrow is a new day and I just keep praying that it's a better one.
Despite it all we did manage to get some things accomplished during this looooooooong short week.
In grammar we learned about conjunctions and sang along to some Schoolhouse Rock!
In history we learned more about the Middle and New Kingdoms of Egypt and made sock monkeys. What does a sock monkey have to do with Ancient Egypt you ask? Well it's representative of the items the Nubians brought the Egyptians as gifts - gold, jewels, and monkeys.
In science we learned about Newton's 3rd law of motion - for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. We also went to the Lancaster Science Factory for a field trip today. We had a great time and were literally the only people in the place. It was nice, we got to do everything we wanted to do as many times as we wanted to do it!
Flying our paper airplanes
Building a roller coaster
and testing it out.
Working hard to figure out how to get the Dam to work.
After much trial and error she finally got it!
Building a magnet sculpture
Checking out the color change up
The kids favorite activity - the parachute launch
Check here to see if others had an easier week than I did!! :)