Friday, May 06, 2011


It was a beautiful day for "doing Manhattan" this week.   The sky was blue, the trees and flowers were in bloom, and temperature was just right.

Tuesday was our weekly Wayfinders get-together.  The kids spent 3 hours doing some cool improv games and playing Capture the Flag - which is always more fun with 40+ kids.  W could do this every day.  He spent a good while at the end analyzing Pokemon cards and battling friends with them. 

On  Thursday, we went to the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  We went a few months ago on our own, but this time we were part of a homeschool group tour.  I love tours - you really get a good idea of the whys and hows when looking at something.  This was a group of about 15 4th-7th graders and we focused mainly on Ancient Egypt.  We walked through tombs and temples, learned about Hatshepsut, and discussed some of the mummification process.   

This week's academics include: 
AO Readings w/narrations:  Robin Hood, Seabird, Joan of Arc, & Pagoo, A Cricket in Times Square (independent)
Math: TT5 - long division, radius, diameter, circumference, quadrilaterals (rhombus, trapezoid, parallelogram).
Word Study:  Short & long vowels, Hard C/G, Soft C/G
Poetry/Copywork:  Christina Rosetti poems.


Linda said...

Wow, sounds like you guys had an amazing week. I wish for weeks like this, but when I get weeks like this, I wish for more quiet weeks! Enjoy the time and the memories you are building!
Trying to keep up with my right-brained, fast-paced, multi-tasking, visual learner!

NYCitymomx3 said...