We are midway through our first business math block. We finished up our read aloud-The Year Money Grew on Trees. We LOVED it! Sawyer and Parks are also still working on the Pet Shop Math. The last two times that we did business math, we used the Striker Jones book. I felt that we needed a change, so I decided to use Whatever Happened to Penny Candy. I heard terrific things about it, but the kids find it very dry. It has been tough to get through, but we are trudging through at least for one more week. Sims and Sawyer are also about a third of the way through Byline which is a writing curriculum that includes US history. It is ALOT of writing each week, but so far they are both enjoying it. In addition to their writing curriculum, the older two are also getting quite a bit of practice with writing lab reports for chemistry and physical science! This week while the older were writing up their labs from last week, Parks learned about water displacement in his science class.
On the fun side of things this week, Sawyer made a sling for her coach’s baby kitty. Everyone cooked up a storm this week (which is funny because cooking was the theme for Spanish class this week too). Sims and I got a paddle in on Wednesday since there wan’t any wind for a sail. Thursday, we gleaned eggplant and peppers. Friday, Sawyer and I were invited by my brother to go see Hamilton! It was an AMAZING show!