This week wasn't really heavy on schooly stuff for the kids but we did do a few things that were fun.
We're still listening to Story of the World. We're up to the Greeks now but we've decided to pause as we catch up on related documentaries. The one on the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, one on the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World and 2 BBC Building an Empire episodes that deal with Carthage and the Greeks. Catherine is enthusiatic about it all. I had to warn my brother-in-law however as my nephew was up thursday listening to some of the stuff on the Greeks. Just in case, you know, he went home and started talking about man-eating minotaurs.
Catherine also started some geometry. I was going through the Math Mammoth folder on the computer and opened up the geometry workbook to see if she thought it looked interesting. She did and decided to bug me for the next fews days until I finally printed of the sheets. We covered lines, line segments, rays and angles and she had a ball. She's even working on a glossary of terms to go along with the workbook.
I sat down with Harry and pulled out a Grade 1-2 Science Readiness workbook and we talked about things that are alive and plants and animals. He really got into it and being the active little guy he is he had to punctuate every second or third question with a demonstration of how things grow. He'd jump onto the floor, curl up into a ball and then burst up shouting, 'They growed THIS big!!!'
Another plan for Harry is preschool. Eep. Now it's not that bad. I need childcare for one day a week when my course starts up again (early christian church to about the 18th century this year!). My sister was looking after the kids but this year she's on full time at the daycare where she works. She'd fulltime because she's doing the preschool! She's a big fan of somewhat controlled chaos for little kids so I think Harry will have fun.
And there's a bit of a summary of what we did this week.