ONLY ONE WEEK LEFT!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We started out our week with a really fun field trip to see replicas of the Nina and the Pinta with our homeschool group. We learned a lot about that first voyage across the Atlantic. I certainly had no idea how small those caravels were. I had always pictured Columbus crossing the Atlantic on some large galleon or something. The summer before high school my mom signed me up for a summer sailing class on the continental sloop, USS Providence. The caravels are not much bigger. I can't imagine crossing an ocean on one.
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The rest of the week was school as usual. We read a biography on Robert Louis Stevenson. subtitled Young Storyteller by Frances Sabin. My children were captivated by the story. The illustrations by Pamela Johnson are very cool too. It was a brilliant way to wrap up our poetry study of "Lou" this year and also a nice way to introduce what a biography is. I am sad to be done with A Child's Garden of Verses. I enjoyed the poems as much as the kids.
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In science we are still reading the Burgess Bird Book. It is such a cute story and Skittles is absorbing all of the information. We are looking up information on the companion site. I think we will continue to read this book through the summer just for fun. I wish we had started it earlier in the spring but we had so many other things going on.
This week for writing I have just been pulling handwriting sheets off of The Head of the Class. I pulled 2 numbers and 2 letters. The letters I chose were "S" and 'Z' because he frequently makes his 'S' backwards. I like that the number sheets don't just have the number "2" but the word "two". So he can practice the spelling and formation.