The Eighteenth Week of School (Video)

Watch our 18th week of school in just over 4 minutes!

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The Arts: Creative Kids

Week 17 of school we did a creative kids unit using Layers of Learning, year 3 unit 11. Cameron didn’t join us because he had a work meeting he needed to attend. That was our last one week unit of the school year.

The boys chose to design a dream backyard

It involved a giant seesaw and a swing with a chain as long as you want it.

Adrian insisted on including a food stand that gives you any food you want, even foods that don’t exist.

Sounds like a pretty awesome backyard to me!

A little vacation

We decided to get away for a little vacation the week before Christmas (and before the government shutdown meaning we have no idea when Jamie’s going to get paid for the work he’s been doing as he’s essential). We took the little guys and headed to Corpus Christi. We had a fabulous time!

We went on a tour of a CBP location Jamie’s done work at in the past.

They boys requested a hotel with an indoor pool so they could do lots of swimming.

We went to the Texas State Aquarium.

We toured the USS Lexington.

We went to the beach at Port A. This man was there making some incredible sand sculptures.

Jamie and the boys went swimming in the Gulf (it was only in the 60s – they are crazy!).

I taught Fritz how to successfully get the basketball in the basket most of the times he tried.

On the way home, the boys were fascinated by the rest stop we stopped at. Adrian found a compass on the floor and just had to stand on it and point toward the north.

Geography: Baltic States

Week 17 of school we learned about the Baltic states using Layers of Learning, year 3 unit 11. That was our last one week unit of the school year.

We found Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania on the big wall map.

We watched several YouTube videos.

We did mapwork.

And then colored the countries with the colors on their flags.

We used toilet paper tubes to make a cross like you might find on the Hill of Crosses in Lithuania.

We had Latvian potato salad with dinner.

Cameron’s New Suit

Because he’s very tall and thin, Cameron has found it’s impossible to find an off-the-rack suit that fits him properly. So, with the Black Belt Gala coming up and him needing to dress super nicely since he’s a chief instructor now, he went shopping at Men’s Wearhouse on Black Friday. He got two suits and had them altered to fit him. He’s pretty happy with them!

History: Conquistadors

Week 17 of school we learned about conquistadors using Layers of Learning, year 3 unit 11. That was our last one week unit of the school year.

We added to our timeline. Some of the pages are getting crazy filled.

We did mini reports on conquistadors and put them inside conquistador hats.

We used the big wall map to figure out where the Inca Empire was compared to the countries of today.

We watched several YouTube videos.

We built a Galleon out of Legos.

We went hunting for hidden treasure (chocolate coins).