Spelling - Racer and Chicklette both got an A+ on their tests today. Turtle did better when I reminded him to break the word into syllables and sound it out. He had a few sounds wrong so there were still some words that got written wrong. Turtle and I were working on his All About Reading and he came on the word "item". He stopped and said, "But why doesn't it have a d there?" I had to tell him that he had been saying the word wrong the whole time.
Latin - Chicklette and Turtle both needed to do flashcards for their Prima Latina. I was so surprised when Turtle had them done in 10 minutes. I congratulated him for buckling down and just getting it done.
Handwriting - I decided to pull out the sensory boxes for Ladybug and Sunshine. I put in cornmeal and we had our first lesson on how to write a lower case cursive a. They had a really good time doing it. I did discover that the cornmeal leaked out of the boxes even with the lids so I'm going to try rice next.
Science - We read the most interesting book about bodies that had been found in bogs. It was titled, appropriately, Bodies from the Bog. It was quite interesting to see the different bodies or body parts that had been discovered in different bogs. It was also interesting to point out the kids how much guessing and theorizing the scientists had to do in order to decide why these people had been found in bogs. Sometimes they were even wrong on the gender of the person in the peat. Racer got on the computer later and we looked up the most recent bog body discovery as well as the youngest bog body ever discovered.
History - We began reading about Muhammad and the beginning of Islam. The kids wanted to see how it aligned with our beliefs. This next week will be all about Islam so I'm sure we will have lots to discuss.