Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Karate Belt Test

These little nuggets never cease to amaze me with their strength, stamina, and sheer determination!

Their test was two hours long. Two hours of hard work, from exercises to katas, to board breaking, it was intense!
Cait was having a difficult time completing her 50 sit ups because she was so tired. Jayden paired up with her and gently encouraged her to continue. It made my heart feel so full!

And finally, they were presented with their new belts.

We always take them out for a celebratory meal. This time the chose lunch at Chipotle...
 and dessert at Applebees!

Monday, September 28, 2015

History & Science

Last week in history we learned about Christianity coming to Britain.

 We learned that St. Augustine was sent to Britain to convert the Saxons to Christianity.

We read about the lives of monks, medieval monasteries, and how their books were made. 

In Science we learned about the 4 layers of the Earth , crust, mantle, outer core, and inner core.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Mish Mash of Stuff!

Caitlin is working on reading pictographs and even/odd numbers in math. We made a pictograph with fictitious data, picking a favorite day of the week for 26 people.

She learned that you cannot divide an odd number into two equal halves, while an even number means you can.
Jayden spent the week working on multiplying multiple digits. I downloaded several worksheets from Math Aids to help him practice. I would like for him to master it before we move on to the next section.
In Language Arts we learned that commas break up a sentence.
Sunday was football evaluations for Jayden.
Surprisingly, Caitlin said she wanted to play Flag Football too. So we signed her right up. 

This weekend the kids both have a belt test. Jayden even has to write a paper for it, in order to move on to his green belt. Cross your fingers and toes that they pass!

Happy Friday!

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Field Trip! "Fall Back in Time"

This week the kids went with homeschooled friends to the Strawbery Banke Museum. Both Juan and I had to work so we couldn't make the trip. Luckily we had some friends who were able to take our kids along. (None of these pictures are mine! Photo cred goes to Larissa & Hayzel :)

The kids got to bake sugar cookies on an old fashioned cookstove. Jayden also got to make a replica of one of the houses he was in during an architecture class. They dressed up in historical clothing, weaved with looms, and made crafts!