We got a lot done at our co-op meeting and I'm excited for our geography fair coming up in May. I need to start scheduling in time to work on it so we end up with a good product. We also decided on doing life science through R.E.A.L. Life science and we are debating stretching it over two years. We'll also do art for our second subject. It should be a great year and I'm sad that Racer and Chicklette won't get to participate in it. If we go back with them though, I know we'll be welcomed with open arms.
Religion - Um, it didn't happen? I am having a hard time getting it done because I want to do it with all the kids together, but sometimes it's hard to get them all on one subject at a time. I really have to search out the time and opportunity to do it. We did do our songs, just not our scripture memorization and not the activity I had planned.
Spelling - Chicklette only missed two words. "Skin" is really giving her problems for some reason. Racer got an A+.
Math - Chicklette and Racer just had Xtramath today since they finished all their math for the week. Turtle plugged along on Funnix Math. He had his first two page worksheet today and was pretty surprised by that.
Physics - We had a quiz today which they got all the answers right. This was our last week on spin.
Road Trip USA - We started on Wyoming today. While it would be fun to have buffalo meat chili, I don't even know a place that sells it here, so I think we'll skip that regional food. Racer asked today how many states we would cross to get to Minnesota. I told him it would depend on how you drove, but I need to remember to look at a map with him tomorrow.
Daily 6-trait Writing - As promised Racer had to write a paragraph today. He lost his Venn diagram from yesterday somewhere in the house so he quickly made up another one today. His paragraph didn't end up too badly. I helped him edit the organization a little bit and then we corrected the spelling by looking up the words in the dictionary. Then he rewrote the paragraph with our corrections and it actually ended up a decent paragraph. He told me he never wanted to do that again and I hugged him and thanked him for continuing to work on it even though he didn't want to. I also told him he will be writing a lot of paragraphs for a long time, so he better figure out how to do it even when he doesn't want to . . . which led to me singing , "Just a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down . . ." That ended well!
Stay tuned for the pictures. Hopefully I'll get them up tomorrow, but I have to also go through the kids' drawers because it seems like all their clothes have holes and Turtle only has one pair of pants and a bunch of too-casual shorts. So we're off to sort, try on, throw out, and list needs.