Welcome to another Week in Review where I catch you up on all the goings on here at Nourishing My Scholar. I hope you find encouragement and some fun ideas for your own homeschool. We, have had a beautiful week full of books, a Fall Festival and Candy Apples!
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We finally got in several of our Fall books this week. It's lucky for us then that the leaves are falling in our area, because we were able to read some wonderful books and make leaf rubbings! The kids really enjoyed this activity. I highly recommend it. It's a great way to learn about the different trees in your neighborhood, plus the scientific reason behind the leaf color change!
Our daughter and I covered the letter "D" this week in her Alphabet book. She and my sister snuggled up for an afternoon of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (illustrated edition). We also read aloud together the books A Caribou Alphabet, plus two David Ezra Stein books: Interrupting Chicken, and Tad and Dad!
Our son decided to forego our usual Ranger led hike this week. Instead he chose to spend the whole day reading! He read the first two How to Train Your Dragon books while listening to them on Audible in a single afternoon! Seriously, he spent 8 hours and 52 minutes absorbed in the How to Train Your Dragon series. We found that David Tennant narrated the books on audible and our son became super excited. Tennant is our sons favorite Doctor from the Dr. Who series! Now to get in the next set of books!
Our son did really well with division this week using Khan Academy. Of course, I think math is always better when you add some sort of chocolate...be it muffins, brownies, or ice cream! But mostly, Gabriel was absorbed in his books: Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief, Lemony Snicket: The Reptile Room, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (illustrated edition), Horrible Histories: The Stone Age, Horrible Science: Angry Animals, Ninjago: The Titanium Ninja, Ninjago: Way of the Ninja, Math Curse, Grapes of Math, and Spaghetti and Meatballs for All!
After our daughter was put to bed, in the evenings, we found ourselves playing several rounds of Uno, Yahtzee, or War with our son. We even got to play with Aunt Stephanie's "The Princess Bride" playing cards!
We attended the local Fall Festival this weekend. We were able to see all sorts of local craftsmen and their wares. I was particularly fond of the handmade chicken coups and the handmade kitchen tables with chairs! The children were invited to pet several alpacas and some lovely herding dogs. The best part was watching our daughter ride a handmade rocking horse while wearing a pink firefighter helmet and eating a marshmallow dipped in sprinkles, HA! Although it was quite chilly, the children had loads of fun.
Can you believe that we have NEVER made Candied Apples before? It's true! Thankfully, Aunt Stephanie rectified this atrocious oversight on my part and helped the children make their own candied apples. So much joy....and sugar coursed through our home afterwards! All I can say is, it's a good thing we live on a farm with plenty of wide open spaces for the kids to run.