K was off all last week and it was so nice having her home. We hung out so much that week. J had the week off from dance (I don't think that's EVER happened!). Since her school friends were off, too, she got to spend a lot of time with them (at their houses, the mall, etc). W played with friends at the park a lot and started getting more into playing chess. He's really good at it now. I'm going to see if I can find an afternoon chess club for him.
Yesterday W participated in a great class at the NY Hall of Science. It was called "Diversity of Life" and was geared toward 3rd-6th graders. They used microscopes, looked at one-celled animals, did a yeast experiment, and discussed living vs. non-living things. He loved it. While he did that, J watched a demonstration on math (it was actually very interesting!) and one on the dissection of a cow's eye (again). We stayed at the HoS for a couple more hours afterward. W practiced his pitching again as well.