Then I heard it. That unmistakable sound of tiny claws scratching. I slowly opened the drawer under my stove and saw a MOUSE. I slammed it shut and ran out the back door and hollered at my husband. (Sorry neighbors!) We got some sticky traps that we use for spiders and put them around the kitchen, hoping to catch the thing overnight. We put out bigger glue boards in the morning as soon as the hardware store opened! Soon we had caught a mouse on the other side of the wall where I found it in the kitchen, in the upper level of our garage. We have no idea how it got there, maybe there is a hole behind a cupboard because we moved appliances and made sure they couldn't get in through the wall! There's only a hole where the water line goes to the freezer. In past winters we have seen mice hide between the door and screen, the screen doesn't hang square so they sneak right in. Maybe one was in between there and somehow came inside unnoticed? Who knows, but there aren't traces of them anywhere else in our house, and we SEARCHED!
Saturday we helped rake leaves at my parent's house, and enjoyed Utah scones that my mom made (that's not her recipe, but it's how she makes them!). YUM. Sunday was a great day at church, and my youngest asked if she could fast for two meals like the big kids! She did great, and it's so exciting to see her faith growing at such a young age.
Monday's history lesson was about the signers of the Declaration of Independence, and when they visited Wilford Woodruff in the St. George temple. I also had my last review of the year for the Homeschool Review Crew.
Tuesday's literature lesson began our study of mythology. I went to bed on time, staying up watching TV to hear election results didn't appeal to me. I saved myself some stress by just checking in the morning.
Wednesday we started the day by coloring in a map that showed the Electoral College votes, and we talked about why the electoral college is important and why it may frustrate some. Our science lesson was about Robert Boyle and Marie Curie, who helped contribute to our current understanding of chemistry and physics.
Thursday we learned about the Erie Canal and the Panama Canal in our geography lesson. The children also made maps of their country's hydrosphere. Did you know there are live cameras at the Panama Canal's locks? It's fun to watch them!
Friday we started the day by putting our flag out and talking about veterans. We studied art and the work of Diego Velázquez. We painted a sky with acrylic paints then created our own scenes. I also finished reading The Washington Hypothesis today. An excellent book!
Until next week...
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