Seven Wonders of the World
Health & Fitness
As I mentioned before, Monday's are our library days. I have found that sometimes it is fun to wander around the library and search out fun, new books. Other times it is great to go with a purpose. Every Monday this summer the children can pick out whatever books they want to stuff in their bags. I will borrow books about our weekly topic.
Last week was Astronomy week. On Monday we drove [it was 105 degrees outside and I didn't feel like sitting at the bus stop with four children and a stroller] to the library. Abby checked out 13 books. Easton had 5 and Owen had 9. I borrowed 5 books from the children's non-fiction section on all things Astronomy and a DVD too. Then, we spent the week learning about comets and stars, meteors and planets. Every morning while Audrey took her nap we had our short "school time". It lasted between 30-45 minutes and was super casual. This was what we did:
::Tuesday:: Read 2 books to the children and discussed. One was on planets. The other was about comets.
::Wednesday:: Watched DVD. It was 45 minutes of geeky science fun.
::Thursday:: Craft day! The children drew pictures of what they had learned.
::Friday:: Service Day [really has nothing to do with the weekly topic, but I feel it's important] Last week was the 4th, but this week we have already decided we will pull weeds for a neighbor.