Sunday, January 9, 2011

Weekly Wrap-Up: In Which We Get Back to Work


We were back to school on January 3rd, but it was a half day for Landon and Kennady. We managed to get back into the routine fairly easily!

Science this week included our introduction to our next Chemistry book, Properties of Matter, with a couple of experiments - more to show how to set up experiments properly using scientific method. First we had to set up an experiment to compare how well different materials conduct heat.

We also compared how much gas is produced when yeast is mixed with white sugar and with molasses.

We also got back into Social Studies by discussing monsoon climates, the Ring of Fire and the volcanos and earthquakes around the Asian Pacific rim, and I assigned Landon and Kennady a mini-report on an animal native (and peculiar to) Asia. Landon will be researching the Sloth Bear, and Kennady has already started her research on the Snow Leopard. (which produced lots of squeals and exclamations over how CUTE they are!)

And I had them do a little sketching - an Asian elephant, and the Great Wall of China.  Oops, didn't get those pics on the computer yet so I guess I'll add them later.

In Other News:

On Tuesday we had a new front door put in, and a new storm door at the kitchen entrance. with the new front door, I hope we'll manage to get the front porch and entry fixed up so that we can make more use of it and have it looking nice.

Landon celebrated his 12th birthday on Saturday, so we had a couple of his friends over on Friday evening.

On My Bookshelf:

  • The Secret Confessions of Anne Shakespeare by Arliss Ryan (was close to giving up on this, but I think it's getting better. I'm going to finish it anyway!)

  • Bespelling Jane Austen by Mary Ballogh, Colleen Gleason, Susan Krinard, Janet Mullany

  • The Boleyn Inheritance by Philippa Gregory

Parting Shot:

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="240" caption="menu flyer for Kennady's bakery and cafe, "Jimmies & Sprinkles""][/caption]


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