The first chapter of history and science both had a lot of activities that I thought were worth doing, and that Caitlyn would enjoy. First of all Mimi let us borrow a hair dryer, so we could make gyres (ocean currents).
For history we were studying the Victorian Era of the British Empire, and we did a mini project based on the phrase “the sun never sets on the British Empire”.
We also constructed a model of the Crystal Palace. Caitlyn thought it made a cool looking spider.
Caitlyn and I are also making an effort to include Leia in school this year. It went ok but she’s having a hard time finding a spot to settle in.
One of our back to school traditions is having Caitlyn complete an all about me worksheet. Once again she had an incredibly hard time choosing a favorite in many of the categories. These were Caitlyn’s answers this year.
Hobbies: Horseback Riding and Reading
Favorite TV Show: Little House on the Prairie and Gilmore Girls
Favorite Candy: Nerds
Favorite Place: Home
Favorite Color: Light Blue
Favorite Music: Elvis Presley
Favorite Book to Read: Flora and Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo
Favorite Vacation: Beach
Favorite Subject in School: Science and Reading
Favorite Food: Spaghetti
Favorite Animal: Elephant and Giraffe
Best Friend: Sarah Day
When I grow up I want to be an: Author
School Room Set-Up
I’m glad Richard convinced me to keep the table.
Our new bookcase – Thanks Mimi and Papa
The reward system
I’m liking our separate work spaces, and it’s nice to have an organized space to work during school. Caitlyn is getting more independent, so I can work while she does. I also love our new bookcase, it is nice to be able to see everything. I added the book tracker to the door, because last year we had trouble keeping up with the books for the reward system. She was really excited by some of the additions to the prize bin, so I’m hoping for a good start to the year.
First Day of School
Teacher and student – We had a really good first day of school
She is getting so big, and growing into such a beautiful young lady with grand aspirations: