This week Birdy followed up her prairie landscape with making a list of supplies she would take along, if she were traveling by covered wagon from Wisconsin to Kansas. It was amusing to see her mind work over this. She initially planned to take lots of eggs and milk....until I explained to her that you can't get milk and eggs from a store, they wouldn't have a refrigerator either. That threw her for a loop. I had her start reading Little House in the Big Woods. I think she will like it and it will go along nicely. She also passed her violin pieces and has begun working on a new set.
Sammyboy is still pushing through Johhny Tremain. I keep forgetting to set some time aside to read it to him. It will help him jump a head a bit faster.
They are both learning a few new routines in their hip-hop class to prepare for the dance concert. I know they are really looking forward to it. Basket ball just ended for S and his coach even asked him for information about the studio, for his own son. I think S felt proud about that and thought it would be really cool if one of his sports-mates was in his dance class too.
Both of them also wrote letters to their out of state friends, but did not mail them. We also spent some time with the microscope. Viewing hair, fibers and attempting to see other items up close. Their big brother helped them attempt to make salt crystals. They realized that sea salt does not work like iodized salt! Their first attempt was a fail and they had to redo that experiment.
Ern--sigh--just about died over his chemistry this week. One chapter took him forever with page long problems and equations. He also attempted to do a chemistry experiment, mixing chemicals but there was no reaction. Not sure why. He said he followed the directions to a "T". He worked on the final touches of his research paper. I still need to go over it for him too. He went to a friend's high school play--I think that can count as fine art?
We took a field trip to the Japanese Gardens on the campus of CSULB and visit their art gallery as well. S & Birdy really enjoyed feeding the Koi fish.