Wednesday, August 25, 2010

The first "official" week: Rome

Our first week is off to a great start. We are finishing up Rome before we start the Middle Ages. Today we learned about the rise of Christianity in Rome. The kids drew some pictures of the nativity on the glass of the backdoor with Dry Erase markers. Thankfully, no painted surfaces were harmed during this craft activity.

For a snack, Chloe wanted to make snow cones with a nostalgic Snoopy Hand crank I got at a resale shop. I love it because I had one just like it as a kid. it took them about an hour to come up with three tablespoons of "snow". Eventually I had pity on them and broke out the blender.

We ended the day creating some mosaics with dried beans. This was not our most popular activity. The glue gets on your hands, then the beans stick to your hands. Everyone got frustrated halfway through so we scrapped the activity.

John is lobbying pretty hard to include Super Mario as part of his kindergarten curricula. He has made some persuasive arguments for how it would improve his hand eye coordination. Couldn't we count it as P.E.? But I have a suspicion that a certain sister is coaching him.

It has been so nice to be back into our usual routine. Everyone is happier over here!

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