Its been a long time since I updated on here! We have had a whirlwind of the past couple of weeks! Rosey's birthday came around and she wanted a Doctor Who Tardis cake. At first I was planning to lay it flat but then the kids challenged me to make it standing so I did my best! I just cut the cake into square pieces and then stacked them. I had to stablize the cake because it was leaning as I was adding on the layers so I just inserted quite a few skweer sticks. I used a regular whipped cream frosting tinted blue.
We trekked along with school and continued our studies of the British Isles with Scotland. We watched The Water Horse Legends of the Deep and in researching found the Clootie Well which was very interesting to read about! Goosey decided to do her postcard on that! We made a quick stop in Ireland as well and watched the Secret of Roan Inish!
Last week we had a storm come thru which knocked our internet out for 5 days so that made things a little more difficult as far as the kids being able to research online but at the same time we ended up getting so much done around the house (especially me!!). We did miss our Doctor Who marathon nights since we weren't able to access Netflix but we had some awesome board game nights with Ticket to Ride and Pandemic. I think we are all in agreement that we are going to make at least one day and night electronic free!
In addition to flying kites this week, Goosey decided to try her hand at bubble making! We used to have a huge bubble wand years ago so she decided to re-create her own version! She took cording and tied it in a loop (looks like a lasso loop) and made herself a bucket of bubbles using Dawn dish washing liquid and water. She dipped the cording into the bucket, spread out the loop, and let the wind do the rest!
We have been continuing our study on Ben Franklin. Our experiments for the week were air pressure and then making a kite (after flying the home made one, the kids flew a kite we had for awhile but never got around to flying it).
This week Goosey made Washington's Camp as an extra project for history! We even found a Lego soldier (except he looks British) but we added him onto the scene anyway!
Welcome to our little space on the web!! I'm a mom homeschooling my kids and blogging about our school days. My kids are 19, 17, and 14 years old and we share a household with 2 crazy cats, an African grey parrot, 2 hermit crabs, and a turtle.
Curriculum we are Using...
Rosey-17 year old
-Sonlight British Literature
-Math U See Pre-Calc
Goosey-14 year old
-Tapestry of Grace Year 1
-Math U See Geometry
-Bible Road Trip Year 2