We had a long drive from Dallas, Texas to Hartford, Connecticut. But we survived it. Lots of stops to rest the legs.
Here is Caty's state map with the magnets we collected in Texas.
On Sunday, we traveled into Boston to do a small amount of exploring. This was a first time for the kids and I.
Joe remembered that this is where the Wahlburgers restaurant was. I am a reality TV Junkie. I love watching the Wahlburgers. So we went there for Lunch.
On our way back from Boston to Hartford we stopped to get food for the hotel room. A Blizzard warning was issued with a snow warning for up to 30 inches of blowing and drifting snow. This is what the stores were looking like.
But the storm didn't hit us as bad as they thought. There was a lot of snow in the eastern side of the state. We didn't get to 30 inches in Hartford/middle part. We measured about 12-14 inches. The governor still had the roads closed until Tuesday evening. Joe ended up working from the hotel for two days.
Caty learned about heat this week, and we worked on how to read a simple thermometer. She listened to the Thermometer song on You Tube.
Lydia learned about Mollusks this week. She also watched some videos on youtube. She started her study of the United Kingdom for her scout project. This week we learned where it is located. What countries make up the United Kingdom and looked at the flags of each country separately and then together. We also learned about a famous author, Beatrix Potter. We watched her life story in the movie, Miss Potter. I do recommend it, wonderful movie.
Brayden is working on mixed fractions in math. The kids is driving me nuts because he does all the steps in his head, which is good, but when he makes a mistake it is harder to show him how to fix it. He is chugging along in his President's study.
Joey is still working his way through the time period between World War 1 and World War 2 in his history reading. In science both boys started a fossil/dinosaur unit.
Next week brings a few changes to our schooling. The girls are going to combine together in the subjects of science and history. With working full-time, I am struggling doing individual projects with each of them. I'll blog all about them as I get them figured out this weekend. But I think I have all the books in place for this. I am excited, let's just hope it works for them.
We also had our tea time this week together again. We are trying to do this weekly, along with other friends in our homeschool group. This week we had mail from our friends to open up. Each week, we mail out poems to our friends and they mail them to us. My sister in law is forwarding our mail on as we are traveling around. The kids were excited.
Only one of our kids likes tea, so they had hot cocoa and hot cider this week. Cupcakes from Whole Foods...lol.
Homeschool with Minecraft. But we had another laptop set up to watch Miss Potter on our Amazon Prime. Yeah, we are rather tied to the Internet.