Daily 6-trait Writing - We are on our last week in this curriculum of organizing our writing. Today he had to pick a topic and decide which graphic organizer to use to put down his ideas. He decided to compare and contrast a bull shark with an octopus. I think he got the bull shark idea from the I Survived . . . book that talks about some shark attacks in 1916, but I'm not sure where the octopus came from. Tomorrow he will research just a little bit more about the two animals to find some compelling facts and then he will write a paragraph about the two animals.
Physics - I'm leaving this week's experiment up to DH, partly because I am wiped out today, but also because I think he would enjoy doing it with the kids. They are supposed to build a potato clock or potato light. I will post later on how it turns out.
I'll start making up our Road Trip USA next week probably. We missed out on co-op today because the twins have a cough that I thought was a little more than I wanted to share with all our co-op friends. I thought Racer was getting it too this morning, but he was sounding fine this evening. Racer and Chicklette were pretty disappointed to miss co-op, but I know Turtle was very happy to stay home. He has a hard time with his introverted personality being around lots of people so today was a happy break for him.