Saturday, November 5, 2011

Weeks 9-11: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson...and so much more!

Well, what can I say? Life is sooo busy, and we are now more than a quarter of the way through our first school year! We've definitely had our ups and downs the last couple of weeks, but, even when we've had a "bad" day, I'm reminded that we've had so many more "good" days, and that this has been a good decision for Dario. Where to begin?! I'm not sure, so I think I'll just share some photos from the last 3 weeks.

Week 9

Week 10

The above photo is the Hasty Pudding that he made...he didn't care to eat it, but as always, he enjoyed making it!

Week 11

The "Pumpkin Hunt" worksheet below:

The game "Boo Bump" below:

Lego Halloween creations (skull & bat) below:

Science experiments about water:

George Washington craft and his completed Lapbook:

And lastly...Dario making Johnny Cakes...he wasn't interested in eating them, but he sure does enjoy cooking!

He's also enjoyed listening to the biography of Tchaikovsky and the Nutcracker. We're a family that enjoys music, but, in the past, Dario hasn't enjoyed listening to music without words! So, I'm pleasantly suprised by his enjoyment of the Nutcracker. We're hoping to see a local performance of the ballet next month at our local community college.

Our biggest struggle during weeks 9 & 10 were math...he just had a really difficult time with rounding and estimating. But, during week 11 we moved on to reviewing subtraction and subtracting larger numbers (3 & 4 digits), and he has done REALLY well! It made the week so much better for both of us!!

And finally, I just have to share my Friday, Date Night, when Steve and I had the opportunity to attend the Casting Crowns concert (Come to the Well tour). Here, Dario and I have been studying about Jesus being the Living Water, and then I have the chance to hear Mark Hall talk about how we need to Come to the Well... "And all who thirst will thirst no more, And all who search will find, What their souls long for, The world will try to but it can never fill, So leave it all behind, And come to the well."


  1. Looks like y'all are having a great time learning. What math curriculum do you use?

  2. Thanks for posting! We're using MCP math...I haven't decided if we'll use it again next year...