Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Yesterday W had a great time making sushi in the West Village. It's always fun getting together with our homeschool group and thanks to some really creative moms, we usually get to do these interesting activities. We had all the tools and ingredients - bamboo mats, avocado, cucumber, rice vinegar, soy sauce, fake crab, nori sheets, teriyaki eel, and a rice cooker. We were shown how to layer on the ingredients and then how to roll it using the mat. The kids did such a great job with it. I tried one too, but my roll sort of fell apart, lol.
When we got home, we decided to do a few of those extra subjects we often neglect. So we listened to each of Vivaldi's "Four Seasons" while looking at the beautiful paintings of Caravaggio. We did this for over 30 minutes with great discussion about the time periods in which they lived, what the style of dress was, Italy, how religion seemed such a big part of life, etc. Then we researched a few things about trees for about 20 minutes. It was late in the day, so we didn't get to Spanish or Dictation, but we'll figure that out by next week. It was fun and reminded me to make a stronger effort to fit these subjects in every week.