|Julia and Emily in their new 1st day of school clothes, with their new binders. |
Big sisters drew Mario Brothers characters for them.
|Kiley and August, 1st day of 8th grade, Pre Algebra|
|All set to work. They are learning to their whole names.|
|They are using flour in a cookie sheet to help them learn to write the letters.|
|August and Kiley are working on their Advanced Physical Science forces lesson.|
They are building motorized electric racers.
Our first week back in school mode was tiring but exciting too. The girls were all ready to start learning again. I had an 8th grade reading list all ready to go; it included 20 different novels. Considering the public schools only read 4 a year, I figured 20 would be good. They have already read close to 5 of the books. I guess we will be expanding our list some. I have abandoned the text book thing this year, except for math. The books last year were so boring. We are doing a lot more reading with non fiction documentary books we find at the library. This provides a lot more detail into the things we are studying.
Right now Kiley and August are learning about the Declaration of Independence. They have each chosen one of the signers and are researching and writing a report on that man. August chose John Adams and Kiley Chose John Hancock. Did you know that both Thomas Jefferson and John Adams died on July 4th? Neato huh?
Our little kitty Nora is doing well, she is growing so quickly. We are trying to get her litter box trained, which she does fairly well. I am using a small aluminum cake pan because she is much too small to get into a full size one. She is still drinking formula from a bottle but I'm hoping to get her eating real food by next week. She is having fun being a kitten and is very playful now. She's such a cutie. The other day her brother came over for a play date. They were playing together liked they missed one another.
|Nora and Chino|
|This is Garf our big boy checking out little Nora|
It's late. I'll write more soon. Good night and God bless.