Thursday, September 29, 2011

History Loving, it's Hereditary

With a dad, granddad and two uncles who love history - what should I have expected!! David is having such fun with his American History. This week we studied Ponce de Leon and Amerigo Vespucci. He semi-colored a map with Ponce de Leon's route from the West Indies to Florida. And we made our own Little Dipper constellation to honor Amerigo Vespucci - who loved stars!!

Language Arts is another one of our subjects. David is struggling with the phonics and reading portion - due to all his ear surgeries, school absences, possible dyslexia, etc. We are working through that and finally have a program that works for us and are using multi-sensory approaches, but all other areas of Language Arts are a breeze for him. Below is one of his story sequencing sheets.

Another fun subject for David is Science. As we have talked about we do alot of science experiments and who wouldn't love that?? But he also learns alot from his daddy. He and Dan are forever watching documentaries on science, space, etc. They especially love MythBusters. The other day David was randomly talking about the speed of light and that initiated a lecture from Dan :-)

My dad worked a deal on a Go-Kart for his house and along with it came a gas-powered scooter and a youth helmet. Dad has the Kart and gave us the scooter and helmet. I have pics of Hope and Hayden and David on the scooter, but can't get them from a text message... David is especially excited about the helmet because his current Go-Kart helmet didn't have a face shield (or whatever it's called) and the dust always got in his eyes. He loves this new helmet!! And it fits him perfect - thanks Dad!

Totally different subject, but who doesn't love Pampered Chef? Their products have been a staple in my kitchen since I have had a kitchen. I add a piece or two each year as the budget allows. I have never had any trouble with their stuff - great quality!! Well the other night I was baking breaded fish and heard a weird noise from my oven. I opened it to find this!!

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