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.