Sarah opening a present from Pa and Nanny.
The weather finally began acting like spring is on the way! The kids spent a lot of time outside this week.
On Monday, bundling up was still necessary.
By the middle of the week, spring jackets could be worn (of course if you're Josiah - you can wear short sleeves).
Jada and Rachel peeking in the window.
Caleb continued working on fractions this week. He learned to multiply and divide them. He also became very frustrated with them. He continued struggling with reducing his fractions ... he can reduce them, but he doesn't seem to notice when he needs to. In grammar he studied adjectives. He learned about the cardiovascular system in science. In greek, he finished learning all of the alphabet. We may need a few days of reviewing before he move on. (Greek is Dad's department, though). He began reading George Washington: Young Leader (Childhood of Famous Americans). He had a rough time this week being diligent ... and he's usually my best.
Caleb building a crayon house while he's supposed to be doing grammar.
Josiah learned about mixed numbers and improper fractions this week. In grammar, he's studied all the different kinds and uses of pronouns. He's been reading Meet Thomas Jefferson (Landmark Books).
Rachel got up early each day to get her math and phonics done. Unfortunately, on Thursday she couldn't find her math book (we finally found it Thursday night under the couch). She also had some corrections, because even though it was review, she didn't read the instructions when doing it herself. I guess at least she gets an A for initiative! She also read one of the Frog and Toad books.
Jada had a little excitement while doing her math on Tuesday. She was sitting next to me on the couch, and suddenly she said, "My tooth fell out." Sure enough, her tooth just fell right onto her math book. It must have been really loose! We also played Sorry and Skip-bo together ... a little bit of applied math. I don't think she did much else the rest of the week.
Together we finished reading about the writing of the Declaration of Independence and the different fighting styles of the British and the colonists. We read 5 more Chapters in Carry On, Mr. Bowditch. The girls and Josiah learned about the difference between animal cells and plant cells. We also had our second Poetry Tea.
And ... a picture of the little guy! He does sleep ... occasionally.