It feels good to back to our routine! I guess we all function better that way around here. The weather is mild enough to be out and walking regularly with sunshine to lift the winter doldrums.
School this week looks like this...
- The waning years of the Roman Empire, the invasion of the Huns (we're using both the Usborne Encyclopedia of History and the Kingfisher History Encylopedia--they compliment each other very well)
- Very interesting read-aloud on St. Patrick called "Flame Over Tara," excellent description of early life and Christianity in Ireland (I don't think I'll ever view St. Patrick's Day quite the same)
- Planet study and Moody videos on our galaxy and space
- Newspaper journalism/analysis and writing practice
- Oral presentation prep for our support group class on (I can't give away the topic lest any class participants might be reading this!)
Not to mention...SweetPea's practice and rehearsal for a special spring piano concert on Baroque music, the set-up of the latest of our animal menagerie--a hermit crab, and the start-up of her first little business--jewelry-making. We have a friend who runs a homeschool bookstore who sells cottage crafts and is willing to see SP's stuff. (I think I can count it as economic study, right??)
I'm having fun experimenting with my new pressure cooker, although I think I can safely say "timing is everything." Did you know that by overcooking meat it actually gets dried out?! But if you keep on cooking it it finally falls apart and gets tender. ha! Who would have thought? Sounds like some kind of a safety net to me. But I have had a couple of good successes so I press on with the pressure! (Bad joke.)
Have a great week!