Math: Grace is 47% done with Aleks Level 5! She has been working hard and we both learned something new this week. Have you ever heard of a stem and leaf diagram? In my years of being both a student and a teacher, I have never heard of this. We had so much fun, yes...fun, answering the questions about the diagrams since they were written as real-life scenarios! Lilah is also continuing with Aleks and my goal is to get her doing more math more often. She has mastered lines and we reviewed plotting numbers and measurement.
Science: We finished the reading for Chapter 3, which dealt with carnivorous plants. We just happen to have a great friend who keeps these plants! The girls emailed her to ask if she would teach a class for them on how to care for Venus Flytraps, Pitcher Plants, and Sundew Plants in our home. She will!!!!
Activities: On Wednesday, we visited Hartford for Girl Scout Advocacy Day. I blogged about that here. On Thursday, we held a wonderfully successful food drive to benefit our local food pantry. I blogged about that here.
We closed our busy week with a quiet day at home, reading and writing poetry. Grace is almost done with My Last Best Friend. Lilah is reading a Geronimo Stilton book and I am debating if I will finish or put down my current read, Wednesday Sisters. The girls visited with their Grandmother and we picked up my brother’s truck from the service station. We want everything in perfect working order when he comes home.
It was the kind of week where we were left a bit frazzled and frayed around the edges. So much packed into just 5 days. These were the days where I fell asleep before the girls and my dogs thought we up and left them. It looks like we have one more week of craziness and then our world should right itself and return to its peaceful position. While I love the activities we have done, the experiences we have had, and the memories we made this week, my nature is best suited for a slower paced week where the fun and excitement is spread out over the course of a month, rather than jam packed into one fourth of a month! Thankfully I just ride the wave of energy that is my children and I keep telling myself I can rest when they are older!