Friday, September 25, 2009

Highlights from Our Week

Read half of Glanville Downey's Stories from Herodotus.

Had our first discussion on the Iliad.

Watched half of In Search of the Trojan War.

Watched two Reading Rainbow Math-related episodes (from Netflix).

Visited Old World Wisconsin. I got slates for Kate and Frank there, hoping that maybe it would cut down a little on the paper usage. They love them so far!

Ria's been enjoying The History of the Ancient World by Susan Wise Bauer. We're focusing quite a bit on history at the moment and also play
"Perspective: The Timeline Game" quite a few times this week.

Gus learned a bit about computers and engineering with Daddy while he followed the Intel Developer Forum via YouTube. He also did a bunch of Math with Daddy one evening.

The kids have been enjoying Beverly Cleary's Runaway Ralph series with Daddy as nighttime read-alouds.

Ria and I went to a special Mass at Holy Hill with Fr. Larry Richards. Great sermon!

Kate's been very faithful with bringing me her phonogram cards and is starting to really move in the reading department.

Music is finally creeping along again. Ria is delighted that I finally picked up Suzuki piano books 3 and 4 (and also ordered CD #5). She's super-motivated, though largely self-taught. The others are less motivated but seem to be enjoying it once again, now that it's a required (though relatively small) part of their day.

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