The kids enjoyed week 20's geography, this week, as they traced maps of Asia and learned about China, Japan, and Russia's boundaries and features. They also reviewed things they had learned in last year's CC cycle and remembered where all the "stans" are.
We finished Tom Sawyer and began listening to Little Women which, to my utter astonishment, my son is enjoying! We read about and discussed Hudson Taylor, missionary to China, and Florence Nightengale, the mother of modern nursing. We have also enjoyed discussions about Commodore Perry and the opening of Japan. This has led to some interesting discussions in our family about whether or not the US oversteps its boundaries in foreign policy. It's interesting to see our son begin to form opinions about this.
|Molly, sporting her new glasses!|
Overall it was a great week. We wrapped it up with ice skating on Thursday and play dates with friends on Friday, while mom and dad got some errands done (and a little date in the process.)