We had a short school week this past week. Only two days! Monday was history day and we learned more about the Revolutionary War, specifically when Washington crossed the Delaware and the battles of Trenton and Princeton. We talked about pressing forward and being a "summer soldier", and read some Thomas Paine. Our homeschool neighbors offered us some books they didn't need anymore and my kids had a great time looking through them!
Tuesday was a literature lesson about Theseus and the Minotaur, as well as Daedalus and Icarus. We talked about how we show pride when we compare ourselves to others and when we disobey. This turned out to be a really good discussion for the day because of some incidents I will only refer to as "the bad day".
Everyone was in a much better mood and more cooperative the next day as we prepared some pies for Thanksgiving. We had a wonderful afternoon Thursday with family as we celebrated the holiday. BYUtv showed Winter Thaw which turned out to be a wonderful video of Leo Tolstoy's story Martin the Cobbler.
Today was Friday and we had a lazy day of cleaning up the backyard, taking down the trampoline for winter, reading, and playing. We ended the day with Thanksgiving dinner leftovers and watching How the Grinch Stole Christmas on TV.
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