We had a short week since George took the kids away for the weekend. I don't know what I'm going to do with three days of peace and quiet! ;-)
I finally got my evolution study plans all put together and have posted them to the Pages link at the top left. We will be getting started next week (hopefully!). I would love feed-back since this is the first unit I've put together since I've been back home.
We won't be taking off for Spring Break since the kids were off for two weeks before Christmas, we went to Disney for two weeks in February and then had another week off when I first came home. We will continue to plug along with school until they finish their current grade level. As they finish up the current level in some of the Evan Moor resources they are doing, we will not be replacing it. By the end of June they should be doing only their core math (Math Mammoth for Vicki, Math Mammoth and Beast Academy for Squidy), assigned reading and journal writing. We will continue with those for the summer and, at this point, I'm planning to completely shake things up for next year. :-)
We will also continue to work on our US History study, and the Evolution/Darwin/Prehistory study over the summer in preparation for Ancients in the Fall.
The biggest change I made when I came home was to assign more books for their hour of required reading during school. It has been going well so far after some initial resistance. I'm giving them a mix of classics and books that I think they will really enjoy but they might not pick up on their own. It's primarily breaking their habit of exclusively reading super-easy chapter books or comic books.
Squidy is still working his way through the Gregor the Overlander series. He's up to book 4 and has been trying to talk Vicki into reading them. He said it's because he likes to share the things he enjoys. I love that he is so excited especially when he was reluctant to try the first one, but Vicki seems a little intimidated by the size of the books, so it may have to wait a little bit.
Vicki read James and the Giant Peach and How to Eat Fried Worms this week.