Turtle had an orthodontist appointment today. We thought he was going to get his expander out, but the orthodontist said his laterals are not descended quite enough yet. We've done all our subjects out of order today.
Ladybug and Sunshine did their math mostly independently today because they stayed home with some of the bigger kids while Turtle and the younger ones went to the orthodontist. They only have four lessons left in their math before they get to go on to Math Mammoth 1. When I came home, Sunshine and Ladybug read a new story out of their reader. We have finished that reader and only have one reader left in this level for All About Reading. We got to start talking about plants in our science so we took a tour of the backyard to see how all the trees and shrubs are waking up. Maybe next week, our mini greenhouses in the garden will have started to sprout. I am going to print out a handwriting book for Sunshine and Ladybug. I was planning on going through all the lower case letters without pencils, but we don't always do it when we are supposed to and I think they are ready to start actually writing.
Chicklette and Racer started a new book called Grammar for Middle School: A Sentence-Composing Approach. Racer whined about it, of course, but he still finished all his subjects in good time. I was originally only going to use it for Chicklette, but as I was going through and making lesson plans, I thought Racer could benefit from it too.
Our history was about Tenochtitlan. I'd like to find a documentary that shows it going from a lake to Tenochtitlan, to Mexico City. I'll have to search around. Maybe we'll watch this one. Or maybe this one.
For science with the older kids, we read about seasonal shifts. We had already read about this in our encyclopedia so this was a good review. We also learned more about the climate in Patagonia. They are in the rain shadow of the Andes Mountains so it stays fairly dry.