Friday, June 29, 2012

Math and Granola and 300 Spartans

 It was a pretty good week. 

But I'm ready for the weekend.

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Starting school at 6:30am means math with granola...

A perfect combination.

 Fractions have been mastered (I hope),
and we've moved onto perimeter and circumference.
Since we use several different resources for math, we spiral a lot.


For extra practice, we've been using Cool Math -
a really great, free math site. Lu loves it.

We're almost done with our  

I still have very mixed feelings about these.

The spelling I think we'll keep using next year,
but the grammar is just kind of... blah.
Yet, to its credit, Lu does know his grammar.
Maybe I'll just use half of it or something.
So much repetition is definitely unnecessary.
Ugh... I think I'd already come to this conclusion.
Why don't I listen to myself?

This is a History Channel documentary - not the movie. We watched it as part of our studies on the Persian Empire because, unlike the movie, it focuses more on the Persians than on the Greeks.

We did also watch the movie, 
but had to cover Lu's eyes and mute a few scenes.

We're working on doing one huge time-line for
Ancient Middle Eastern Civilizations,
before we start on Ancient Greece
(I can hardly wait!)


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 One of my favorite fruits - Pitaya 
(no idea what it's called in English) is in season.

 A lovely snack!

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There is no end to amazing insects around here. 
Today we found this crazy cactus-looking crawler.

Isn't he gorgeous!

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And Lu is reading the last chapters of 
Little House on the Prairie


  1. That is one bug that doesn't creep me out. Beautiful! :) That fruit looks amazing too...never seen anything like it before.

    1. And somehow I managed to put bugs and food together again :P

  2. What an entertaining post! I loved seeing your day!

  3. Gabriela:
    I am hostessing the upcoming Carnival of Homeschoolingand I would love it if you would submit a blog post to be included.
    Here is a post to explain what it is:

    I would really love having some secular homeschoolers represented! Your post doesn't have to be about secularism at all, just homeschooling.

    PLEASE, send by Sunday night!
    Submissions are due to: by 6:00 PM (PST) on the Monday evening of the week. It will be greatly appreciated if the submissions come in earlier. Please send the following information:

    Title of Post
    URL of Post
    Name of Blog
    URL of Blog
    Brief summary of the post
    (With "carnival" or "submission" in the subject field of the email.)