On Friday after science we had our literature group in which we discussed Animal Farm. It was incredible to see the insights the kids had into that book. Some had a better grasp of the facts of Stalin's rise to power than others, but all of them, when briefed on the situation grasped it completely, and were even able to apply aspects of the book to our modern political situation! With worried expressions they stated the obvious parallels and asked, "Why can't they see what's happening?" Unfortunately, these were questions I could not answer.
These were the highlights of the week, but we did the usual things as well--math, writing, spelling, reading, but the timing of our nutrition chapter and our recent interest in CrossFit could not have been better. The timing of the election and Animal Farm was excellent as well. When I reflect on it, it was a very rich week, full of real-life learning, enhanced by the academic side of things. These are the reasons we homeschool!
|At Crossfit, Molly crushed the bear crawl. She would call it a "Cheetah run" and she's been practicing it for years, seeing as how she believes herself to be part cat.|
|Samson lunges take a lot of concentration.|