Last week we had SNOW! The local public schools were cancelled for the entire week due to snow and ice on the grounds and roads and many people were stuck in their homes. Many families lost power and some of my friends had no power for days. My family was blessed to not lose power but we were in our house for the week.
I was so grateful that I already homeschooled because many people I know were going crazy trying to keep their kids busy. Mine on the other hand were busy.
We were able to sneak to the library between storms before the roads got really messy. We were able to get huge stacks of books just in time for the snow to start falling hard and fast. We came home and spread out a blanket, grabbed a large bowl of popcorn and delved into our books. We spent the whole afternoon reading. The next day, the kids couldn't wait to get out more books to read.
I spent hours reading aloud. We are working on Carry on Mr. Bowditch as well as Five Children and It. We discussed evolution vs. Creation, the Revolutionary War, the Women's liberation movement and many vocabulary words.
Before the snow started to melt, we had a bout of freezing rain. When the kids went out to play in the snow, they discovered that there were sheets of ice covering the fluffy snow. They built tunnels in the snow and carried large sheets of frozen snow to create a "bird fort" in case some of the birds in the area needed some shelter.
They made puppets to create their own version of A Mid Summer Nights Dream. Lysander and Hermia are done.
We grew bean seeds in the closet, refrigerator, and taped to a window to see where seeds grow best and to see what happens when there is no light for the seed to get to.
When we finally got out of the house, we were able to go to Karate.
It was a good week. Sadly I don't have many pictures- my camera is on a business trip in Germany this week.