The last two weeks have been busy. We continued with our regular school work. Andre finished his Teaching Textbook Math 6! He will take a short break and then continue on to TT 7.
Homeschool swimming lessons started, Andre and Celeste are participating this time. Our weekly homeschool park day also started this past week, with a great turnout! We had 35 kids and 10 adults! It was a beautiful sunny day and we all had a wonderful time.
Here is a short report on our "together" subject:
In Science, we learned about the electromagnetic spectrum. Adrienne and Andre completed notebook pages on this subject, and explored the links from the Usborne Encyclopedia.
We made progress in World Geography. We finished our study of the Middle East and are now in the former Soviet States. We also started reading an interesting book called Overcrowded World (What if We Do Nothing?). This book explains the problems facing the world today with overpopulation and takes a look at what the situation might be in the future. There are little problems "What Would You Do?'" throughout the book that incourages critical thinking.
In Canadian History, we covered the 1950s and the 1960s. We also took some time to learn about the Korean War.
We spent some time last week painting together. We haven't done that together in a long time. It was very relaxing.
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