Mapping out the rest of our year in our MFW curriculum had us in school until the end of June. Yikes. I can't do that! So, I saw the need to cram a few of the countries we are studying into a one week crash course instead of a two week tour. We finished up our study of Africa in a hurry this week, and we are going to spend only a week on Saudi Arabia. We will probably have to skip some of the science, since we have a few other extras going on this week too.
But here are some shots of our week! Now, this first photo has nothing to do with school, but it was a highlight of the week! We rescued a poor bird from our chimney. Every spring, we get one stuck down our chimney...maybe this year we'll install a screen up there?!?! Unfortunately, we usually let it die...sorry! But this year, we decided to rescue the bird. We were surprised at how big it was! It missed the box we were trying to capture it in, and instead ended up flying around our house, and eventually ended up in the upstairs bathroom, where we closed the door on it and daddy and opened up the window...it found its way out easily! The kids were just shrieking and laughing and bouncing up and down the entire time!
Oops...I guess I don't really have many shots of "school time" this week. We tried the galimoto structures for our art project, but it did not go over so well. Everyone got really frustrated and just gave up. We loved the story though! So, we ended up trying out the dough animals from A Trip Around the World instead. We did enjoy reading about Samuel Morris in our Hero Tales book. And we are just plugging away at Language Arts and math all around!
Here is Eli showing off his new gymnastics skills! Eli and Abby are enjoying a gymnastics class this spring.
We will start soccer craze at the end of next month; or perhaps this one should take up track and field instead and become a hurdler?