Week In The Life (What’s The Matter?)

Everything! Okay took that one from Bill Nye. šŸ™‚

I have a lot to list this week so be warned.

Language Arts: The girls copied the recipe for cookie dough bites into their recipe books.


Both girls spotted and corrected my mistakes on the board. I could say it was a test but then I would be lying. Little Sis: “Mom don’t you mean chocolate chips, not chocolate chip cookies?”. Miss Sky: “Mom it’s bona fide, not bana fide.”. Yeah, I love my little editors.

Little Sis’s vocabulary word of the week was Mirage and Miss Sky’s root word was fid. She also learned onomatopoeic words and the prefixes homo and hetero.

Little Sis started book 2 of the Jewel Kingdom The Sapphire Princess Meets a Monster and I read the Magic Tree House Research Guide Mummies and Pyramids.

Mathematics: Continuing review both girls also played Money Master games from Math is Fun.com. Little Sis worked with adding up change and Miss Sky worked with giving change back.

Little Sis also learned greater than, less than by separating heads from tails and adding the change. Sky found the ratio of heads over tails as well as the mean, median, and mode.


Little Sis is still at her Nintendogs 3DS game buying food for her animals and saving up $1000 to purchase a new home.

Science: The girls learned the 3 states of matter, liquid, solid, and gas as well as compounds, elements, and heterogeneous, homogeneous mixtures and the PH chart.


We watched the study Jam videos from Scholastic


and the Bill Nye episodes on Atoms and Molecules and Matter.

We made root beer floats showing the 3 states of matter,


we made lemonade explaining homogeneous mixtures and a Chex trail mix explaining heterogeneous mixtures.



My recipe for Chex trail mix: Vanilla Chex, Enjoy Life chocolate chunk chips, peanuts, gluten-free pretzels, and dried cranberries.

Fresh lemonade: http://myfrugaladventures.com/2013/05/perfect-homemade-lemonade-recipe/

We also made Oobleck. Is it a liquid or solid?


2-3 cups water, 1 box cornstarch, food coloring of choice. Keep mixing until you get Oobleck.

Let’s see another spectrum of light


and we watched Dirt, the movie. I highly recommend just to hear Wangari Maathai tell the story of the hummingbird and I love Vandana Shiva anyway.

Cosmos, Enheduanna, Gilgamesh, project Diana, radio waves, and climate change.

Social Studies: American History: We finished the Perils of Pauline and our History Museum had Civil War days.





When they fired the cannon Sky said it reminded her of what her brain feels like when watching Cosmos. I have to say my brain sounded like that several times last night. šŸ™‚


A Major’s tent,


and history of the Gatlin gun. You were lucky if during combat you could get off 3 shots a minute until this invention which shot 20 rounds a minute.

We also learned the science of embalming.


From the kitchen: The girls made honey lemon cookies


in which they report dough good, cookies okay.


It is all about texture with this family of mine.

P.E./ Health: Walking Away the Pounds

The Arts: We watched the original movies King Kong and The Mummy as a family.


Peace for the journey.


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