I couldn’t be happier about our week! First, we enjoyed Super Bowl Sunday with an indoor picnic and late evening playtime at Sky Zone. It was Jasmine’s first time jumping there, and she was great at it! Other fun this week included playtime at Safari Stop, Carousel Day at the mall, and outdoor time in the backyard.
For school, we finished up a unit study on the Civil War, and I was impressed with how well Olivia and Farrah understood the concepts. We also spent a while discussing the events surrounding Lincoln’s assassination which we all found fascinating. Also in history, we studied Ancient China (just in time for Chinese New Year)! Magic Tree House has a really good book on the topic. We also covered the lesson in Story of the World, and we read some interesting library books about Chinese zodiac.
On Tuesday, we celebrated Mardi Gras with crawfish étouffée and a delicious king cake.
The big girls are helping me so much more in the kitchen lately. They seem to really enjoy preparing meals and snacks for the family especially breakfast.
Our current handicraft is sewing, and all 4 girls picked out their favorite African-print fabric for us to make homemade dresses. Farrah made hers this week (I helped a LOT), and as you can see, it’s more of a shirt / tunic than a dress, but it’s okay. Oh yes, check out her brand new spectacles!
To honor Black History Month, we also got reacquainted with Langston Hughes and read one of his short stories (“Thank You, Ma’am”) plus memorized A Dream Deferred (again!).
We enjoyed hymns, Bible verse memorization, singing together, playtime on the piano, copywork, and of course math and language arts. Callie’s at her school throughout the day, of course, and her reading skills are improving daily, by the way.
Olivia and Farrah attended a computer class at the library, and of course Olivia had dance classes throughout the week. Here’s a pic of my beautiful BFF spending time teaching Jasmine on the computer.
At bedtime, we’re reading Pinocchio! It’s a fabulous read so far.
Like most weeks, there was no official “art” time this week, but I did pull out a magic painting book for Callie and Jasmine, and even the big girls flocked to it!
The girls are working on Student Commerce Fair projects, and we haven’t quite decided if they’ll be doing DVDs, cardboard doll houses, books, or all, so I’ll write more about this more in the upcoming week.