In my life this week… It seems like the summer is just flying by! Part of this is because we have three summer birthdays and Mr. Mo and my June wedding anniversary to celebrate, in addition to Father’s Day and the 4th of July. Things are also a bit crazy with trying to get Secunda ready to leave for college in September.
In our homeschool this week… I haven’t blogged a weekly wrap-up in a few weeks as we haven’t been doing anything new, just trying to finish up a few things so we can fully enjoy the summer. Gohan has been playing a few math apps to keep his computation skills sharp. We’ve enjoyed a couple of the Everyday Mathematics apps from McGraw Hill – Name That Number and Divisibility Dash.
In addition, we finished the third and final book in the Mysterious Benedict Society series, The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Prisoner’s Dilemma (affiliate link).
For art, we’ve continued with Meet the Masters. It looks like we will not finish this by the end of the summer. For geography, we’ve played 10 Days in Asia (affiliate link) several times. Finally, for science, we’ve continued to work on the weather unit that I put together.
Places we’re going and people we’re seeing… Gohan started Taekwondo last week. He really enjoyed it and I hope he will stick with it as he has become much less physically active as he has been getting older.
I’m reading… Outliers: The Story of Success (affiliate link) by Malcolm Gladwell. This was Gladwell’s third book. While, I didn’t feel that it was as good as his second book, Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking, it has still been quite a read. One of many things that I found to be interesting is that it ends up that by starting kids in kindergarten all at the same time in September, the children with fall and late summer birthdays are unfairly pitted against children who are six months more mature and larger than them. This doesn’t seem like a big deal, but it ends up that the disadvantages caused by this initial difference in maturity does not go away as kids age. “At four-year colleges in the United States – the highest stream of postsecondary education – students belonging to the relatively youngest group in their class are underrepresented by about 11.6 percent.” Fortunately for us, homeschooled children do not have to deal with this unfair system.
I’m cooking… Mr. Mo’s birthday is coming up and I will be making him this Pumpkin Pecan Rum Cake.
A photo, video, link, or quote to share… I saw this while out riding my bike. If you read The Bloggess, you’ll know why this is funny (besides the fact that someone having a giant metal chicken in his front yard being funny unto itself).
How about you, what are you doing this summer? I hope you are having a wonderful summer also!
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