17 October 2009
A Busy Week
Been a busy week! We took a trip during the first part of the week, so we didn't have much academics during that time. While we were out we visited a good friends' firehouse which was a good time. It was Mom's first time at a firehouse too.
We also checked out a photography exhibit at a local museum. Monkey surprised me with how enthusiastic at the museum! He wanted me to take pictures of a bronze statue (not allowed), and examined the beautifully carved guardrail on the stairs, and then was happy as a clam in the lower level's kids section: the "touching part." He was pretty disappointed when I eventually insisted that we had to go home.
Not too much this week, other than that. A few letter games. I'm looking at Math Expressions as a possible math "text," though we wouldn't be using it in a "text" sort of way for a long time yet. I got to look at copy of the workbook & teachers' manual this week, and I'm thinking this looks pretty good, though we haven't made a final decision yet. I also talked with Mom, who uses the series in her classroom, and have some ideas for math games to make and play in the mean time, as we finish deciding what we're going to do and do something about the decision.
No art this week, though I would have liked to. I'm thinking that we should do a car-painting, where he uses some of his little (easily washable) cars to paint tracks, perhaps on a T, for "tracks." But that has ended up needing to wait for next week.
I read some more in America's Constitution this week, which was very interesting. I blogged a bit about the three-fifths clause. The next chapter is about the Congressional Powers spelled out in Article I, and I'm looking forward to getting a clearer idea of what those are.