|Discussing energy sources|
|W's solar-powered car|
|Right outside Solar1|
This week's academics went very well. W helped me tweak our schedule and we had a nice flow all week. Each day, we watched and discussed CNN Student News, he did a few pages of Saxon Math, I read something to him and he gave a spoken or written narration, he did 1 lesson in one of the language arts workbooks (spelling, grammar, vocabulary, etc), he read a book silently for 20 minutes or so (right now it's a bio of Thomas Edison). And Friday was a field trip. Throughout the week, W did some science and cooking experiments, watched a few documentaries, did plenty of artwork, played basketball, tag, and X-box with friends on the block, and went to choir (he may have a solo this session!).
I took W and K out for our annual start of fall breakfast. This time it was at IHOP. I hadn't been there in at least 8 years. I forgot how great it is. J danced in a street fair on Sunday with the whole studio company. Several hundred people came over to watch! It was a nice set of their best stuff from last season. This season is well under way with lots of new choreography. I think I'm hearing that the first competition will be before the end of the year!