Yesterday we went back to school for the 2017-18 school year. As is typical as we get back into the groove, the day was long, but good, too.
Cameron has seminary at 7:15 this year. That is so much better than 6! The boys and I got ready for the day and I made breakfast (cinnamon rolls) while he was there. When he got home, we ate breakfast while watching CNN10.
Then we moved into the dining room for grammar and spelling. We are using IEW Fix-It Grammar (The Nose Tree).
In addition to going over the sentences and copying them, the boys are also circling the letter chunks (like they did in Spelling You See the last couple years) and diagramming parts of the sentences.
Then we did geography. We are studying Turkey (using Layers of Learning) for the next two weeks. We did map work.
We learned about camel wrestling and made little paper camels.
The boys did their on their own work including Spanish (for Cameron and Adrian) and Latin (for Fritz), math and reading.
This year all three boys are assigned to learn about whatever they want however they want. Adrian has chosen to do science experiments and record what he learns. He played with the super absorbent polymer that is in baby diapers. He was fascinated by it.
Adrian finished school about 2 and the other two around 3:15. Considering we went to taekwondo and so were gone for a bit over an hour in the morning and then had to make lunch and eat it before getting back to school, I figure that’s not bad for the first day of school.
For snack, we had some hazelnuts. Adrian was not impressed.
For dinner, we had ajvar, a dip made with eggplant and red bell peppers, kebabs and rice, and kuru incir tatlisi (poached stuffed figs).