Caty and I did a little karaoke at one of the vendor areas. Feel bad for the Chris Stapleton song we butchered. But our hearts were in the right place. She had stage fright, which is why I am up with her. The gentleman running this booth gave her sunglasses to make her feel the part...lol
On Monday we were supposed to have trail riding with our Scout troop at a local metro park, but unfortunately one of the horses got sick. Trailriding was cancelled, but we still met for lunch of smores and hot dogs over a fire. It was cold, but the girls had fun.
Caty had an online class Monday afternoon on Outschool. It was a Nature class about Fall. I wasn't sure what to expect, but was very happy with it. She enjoyed it, so I centered a bunch of our science/school work around Fall this week. Next week we are going out of town on a Fall nature adventure in mid-Michigan. So the timing is perfect.
I also used the Amanda Bennett Download N Go Autumn Study. I have discovered using Youtube to watch many of the stories on the Suggested Reading List. Saves me a trip to the library....lol. Plus I have been so behind, that I haven't had time to even order the books. I'm just grateful that we now have very forgiving libraries in our area since I have been forgetting to renew books too...big eyeroll here!
Math has been interesting this week. Caty, not a big writer, is working on carryover and borrowing up to 4 columns. She can handle it, and is doing well, but HATES that she can't just do the math in her head all the time...lol So I pulled out the whiteboards, and she seemed better with it.
Lydia is working her way through her review...she's doing really well. We may be able to start her back up again by December at more of her grade level. We'll wait and see.
But there were a few math lessons done on the Ball....lol
Lydia is super excited to get the opportunity to try her hand at guitar again. She started online lessons with Guitar 360 Method. Watch for her review next month.
In Geography this week we started studying the Greater Antilles islands. This week we covered Haiti, Cuba and the Dominican Republic. I'm using printables from Enchanted Learning. They have some great printable sheets with Flags, maps and even flag quizzes.
For our meal, we made a Haitian pork dish we saw in a video and mixed it with the Cuban beans we made from this recipe. We left out the rice, since beans have so many carbs. Joe said it was really good. Caty loved the pork, but doesn't like beans...lol
The other class was about MC Escher.
Caty had a reveal for her castle that she built in Minecraft for History class. She did so well!! She was actually paying attention!!
Lydia had another of her online Zoology classes, which she did NOT enjoy. We were expecting something different from this class. It's almost like an entire Biology class...not just how to become a Zoologist. She already knew she would need to study animals very indepth to do a job like this. And the material is covered in a very dry way. I'm making her listen, and fortunately there's no out-of-class work for her to worry about.
We didn't have Science club this week. We are on a two-week break. But we still talked a little more about DNA. The girls used pipe cleaners and pony beads to build DNA models and we discussed each part in more detail.
We are working hard on our daily Bible reading. We are making ourselves accountable with each other. We have a daily scripture we read and discuss. We also made sure that we finished our study for Sunday done. I found a great mom on Etsy that makes up easy to use study sheets for kids to use along with our Watchtower study. I am using these to work on our grammar and sentence writing also.
I worked on a low-carb chocolate cupcake for Caty for Chocolate Cupcake Day....It's going to be a work in progress. I have the texture down, but the sweetener is what I need to work on now. But she said they were better with the sugar-free chocolate frosting.
We had dentist appointments and eye appointments this week as we work our way through annual and semi-annual visit schedules.
Since Caty has been diagnosed Type 2, her eye appointments are even more important. But she also has a condition in her eye called Kerocontosis. Which is a misshapen eye/cornea. She actually does not need her regular glasses anymore, but just reading glasses. We go to an excellent optometrist that checks not just vision, but does a full eye health screening. Caty even got to see the inside of her eye, and he sent her home with photos of her eyes to take to her endocrinologist next month. It was a great visit. Joe and Lydia had checks also. Lydia will be in glasses for reading, but at a stronger script than Caty. Joe is getting contacts.
Brayden had a cavity filled. Now we are waiting on his oral surgeon appointment to get here so that we can see when his teeth can be pulled that still haven't come out. They are getting in the way, so now it needs to be done.
Hope everyone had a great week!!