Happy St. Patrick's Day! As I am more than a quarter Irish and dh has a smidgen somewhere in there, we are having our annual corned beef & cabbage dinner complete with Irish soda bread, rye bread, carrots, & potatoes. I look forward to it every year. I refuse to have it any other time - it doesn't feel right, lol. K is going to another one of those swanky parties with the boyf and his extended family and J is babysitting all day with her friend. Both won't be home til tomorrow, so dinner will just be the 3 of us. Well, thankfully, this dinner tastes just as good the next day, so the girls can have theirs on Sunday.
J went to pointe class this morning and then taught her usual 3 dance classes. W went to karate this morning. He did sparring today. He is getting better at the movements, but tends to punch like a street fighter. He does take direction well, so I'm sure that will fix itself before his orange belt test next month. K is just so happy to be back at the health food place that she even enjoys last-minute covering for those who have called out. She loves being surrounded by the healthiest food: brown rice wraps, smoothies, fresh juice, homemade oatmeal, etc. Speaking of healthy food, I decided we are all going to start on a Mediterranean-type diet. I already made my list which includes things like lots of fruits, vegetables, extra-virgin olive oil, fish, whole grains, brown rice, nuts, and red wine. I found some great recipes, so I think they'll love it.
In other news, my 25th high school reunion is next weekend. I have reconnected with more than half of my graduating class through facebook and I can't wait to see everyone. I went to my 10th and 20th already, but now so many more people are aware of it and will be there.
W's Academics This Week
Using context clues to figure out what certain words mean, The different types of fiction & nonfiction and how to identify and compare them (sci-fi, poetry, myth, textbook, newspaper, instruction manual, biography, etc), Vocabulary words, synonyms, antonyms, homophones, homonyms
Using charts & graphs, Finding mathematical patterns, Equivalent fractions, Long division, The value of an unknown, Geometric figures (from triangle to dodecagon).
Various reading, websites, & documentaries on The American Revolution
Earth, clouds & weather. Reading & websites.
DK Language Learner Lesson 1. W and I had fun with it. We're both learning together using the book, the CD, and playing the games.