Week 2 in Oklahoma City begins....
We started out the week with a bit of a challenge. I woke up on Sunday to a huge patch of the carpeting by the kitchen soaked with water. The tile of the kitchenette was not wet though. So we had to pack up everything, including our full fridge and move to another suite. We lost our view of the Bricktown River, but gained extra space in the new suite. So I guess it balanced out.
We ran our errands early, since we were expecting an ice storm. Then we walked down to take the kids for movie and ice cream. They have been begging to see the new Spongebob Movie....me not so much. But they loved it.
This doesn't happen very often...we took the girls to Coldstone Slab Creamery. You can see the reflection of Lydia's face in the glass as she watches her ice cream get mixed.
Then we walked to Bass Pro to look for a new cooler. Everyone had to try the shooting game in the store. Oh and we explored and did some gift shopping too.
Monday brought schoolwork. I changed Brayden's to-do list some this week. He finished his US Presidents book. He has now read about every US President. So I am starting him on some research skills with internet scavenger hunts that I create for him. I am also questioning whether or not he truly understands the fraction work he is doing. So I am reviewing simple division and early fraction work with him.
This week, the girls covered two chapters in their history book. We worked on the red/white crown of Egypt....which they are drawing here.
They learned about Cuneiform and Hieroglyphics. They made their names on "clay tablets" and "papyrus". They baked the clay in the oven then to make it harden.
Caty working on her Swaps for World Thinking Day next week. She was working hard on folding these.
For our Family bible study we learned more about the Ten Plagues and discussed why these were all so bad for the Egyptians. They made charts to remember each one. Then we watched a great program about the Navajo on JW.org.
I was very proud of the boys for finishing their next chapter in science. They are using the Bob Jones Distance Learning. So we have an online login and they can watch videos from a teacher and then they have reading and worksheets from a textbook also. Very "school-like". I was nervous about the two of them working together, but they are doing great. I was very proud of them for knowing almost all the answers on the test, and they didn't "study" a bunch either. Just regular work.
Lydia is having a refresher in parts of speech to help her writing. Caty is working on learning them. So this week, they worked on Common and Proper Nouns. There were two noun sorts they did. And then Caty learned about syllables.
We are reviewing a different science program right now. This week we are learning about Food Chains and the Food Web. They each made a poster about these ways of life. Watch for our review on Visual Learning Systems coming in a couple weeks. (this was the start of our poster for the Food chain)
Joey finished his Understanding Money class that he took on Currclick.com. I think he learned a lot from it. Lydia is working on her multiplication, she is currently using Great Parents Academy (watch our upcoming review). She also played on Always IceCream a few times too.
She and her friends though created a game this week on Minecraft. They figured out how to play "House" together virtually. I was amazed at the little social structure they created. It was pretty cool.
Being silly in Target.
The kids found a cookie decorating kit on the VDay clearance rack at Target. So while Mommy was packing from our 2 weeks in OKC, they decorated and ate cookies.
We headed home from OKC, had to stop and get out a couple times to walk around. Of course we stopped at the Candy Factory for a little sugar rush. The signs were screaming to us the same way the Wall Drug signs did. Nice little candy store. Totally not what I was expecting.
We had a nice week. Got our work done and we made it home safely. Now we are unpacking and prepping for next week. We have a few more weeks of school before we take a short break with daddy on a vacation. The kids are looking forward to that and our upcoming family anniversary party. But we have more travels to plan between then and now.
Hope everyone had a wonderful week.