The adventures of a homeschooling family

Howard and Rachel
Annie, Emma, Sarah, Laura and Adam

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Today the girls began studying space. Not out of traditional textbooks. They are using a book on the solar system we got from the Stuarts and an old book of Howard's. Which I guess technically is a textbook but its college level so they are looking at pictures and reading interesting tidbits. They decided to draw pictures of the solar system too.
Perhaps I can find lapbook stuff on space for them.

Anne was getting difficult about science. She wasn't into plant classification. So I asked her what she wanted to learn and she said space. She has been playing on the NASA website and found the section in her science book about space. Now she is excited by it.

Also, Katie called today and forced us to go to the park with her. Just kidding, it was fun.

Sometime later today we will start learning about the Byzantine Empire.

Ooh, and because we have an FHA loan we are refinancing today. Every time the rates go down we get to refinance at no cost to us. Cool, huh? Gotta love that.

Off to take Anne to clarinet lessons and then to the library. (and yes, we will remember to return your books Katie)


charlesmarkley said...

One tidbit about the Byzantine Empire. They never called themselves Byzantines. They thought of themselves as Romans. Or Romans in the Greek language. Wikipedia has some decent stuff on them.

Rachel said...

I know they were Romans. Try getting books from the library though without specifying. Especially on a kids level.

Katie Bell said...

I knew that you were secretly happy that I called and used my power of persuasion to get you to the park to hang out with me. I forgot to send my library movies with you, and those were the ones that were due, oops.