In my life this week… As I mentioned in my last post, things have been very hectic around here. Tertia’s dog has developed an autoimmune disease, such that her body attacks her red blood cells, causing severe anemia. I have been having some health issue flare-ups and as a result, weaned Dora, which was traumatic for both of us. We’re also in the midst of preparing to send Secunda off to college, which is causing all sorts of conflicting emotions. As such, I have not been staying on top off the homeschooling that I had hoped to finish this summer.
In our homeschool this week… Dora has had almost zero interest in doing any of our transportation unit activities at home. So we’ve been going lots of places, such as parks, hiking, geocaching, seeing The Winnie the Pooh movie, visiting a local farm that has a train, tractors to climb on and emus (I have no idea why they have emus!).
Gohan finished his weather science unit. We did this experiment where we used air pressure to crush a can . It was really cool! It took a few tries to get it right, but then when it worked, it happened so fast, it completely scared the heebie jeebies out of me.
He also did this experiment, which illustrates what happens when a warm and cold front collide.
Places we’re going and people we’re seeing… Dora, Secunda, and I will be going to Secunda’s college orientation this week. Dora and I will explore the town while Secunda is at the orientation.
I’m reading… The New Global Student: Skip the SAT, Save Thousands on Tuition, and Get a Truly International Education. While I have no intention of selling everything we own, having Mr. Mo quit his job, and moving to South America, I am very interested in the general theme of this book, which is including international travel and studies as a part of your child’s education.
I’m cooking… Not much in this heat, we had cold cuts, bagel chips, and fruit for dinner tonight and it was just right.
How about you, what are you doing this summer? I hope you are having a wonderful summer!
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