School is going along very nicely. We just completed Lesson 12 today. I’m very glad that we got a good early start, because we will be missing a few days over the next few weeks for Kara’s surgery and dental work.
The picture for this entry was from our picnic today. We’ve gotten into a routine of having our Friday lunches in a park when the weather cooperates, and it’s something we look forward to each week. We’d better enjoy it while it lasts–it won’t be long until it’s too cold to do this for awhile!
Kara is enjoying first grade. Her reading is already improving, and she is quite particular about her cursive handwriting. Today she had her first graded test, and she thought it made her quite grown-up! 🙂
Luke is doing pretty well in third grade. He is definitely more focused this year, which is great! It won’t be long until he’ll be starting his animal notebook for science class.
Cosette is in a transition-year for fourth grade. She has noticed that her classes are longer and involve more work, but she is ready for it. She is learning new skills in organizing herself.
Brock is adjusting to 6th grade. He also has found that his quizzes and tests are harder than they used to be, but he’s starting to get the hang of it. He will start his Adopt-A-Tree project this week. We went to Dan’s office today to look for a good specimen, and we found a beautiful white birch. He’ll make a poster about the tree that displays it’s leaves, fruit, twig, bark rubbing, etc.
John is doing much better with managing his homework this year. Hopefully that will continue! He is already beginning to plan this year’s science fair project. He has chosen a couple of different ideas that we are going to think about and choose from. The first one is about designing a parabolic antenna to optimize a wi-fi signal. The other one that he is looking at is an experiment that measures the speed of light using a laser pointer. I’ve encouraged him to come up with at least one more idea so that we can evaluate which one will work the best.
So, things are plugging along. We’re soon going to be up to our eyeballs in tests, projects, books, and scouting activities!