Schulzke Family

Monday, June 1, 2009

Busy week

Sorry it has been so long. I hate it when people take forever to update their blogs. I have a good excuse--first my computer was down (sometimes it pays to be married to a geek, it does get fixed!), then I couldn't find the camera, then I was just scrapbooking. I *almost* finished my book from our trip to VA. I just need to cut out some titles on the cricut and buy refill sheets. I hate that all the album manufactures have different refills--I have a ton of refills, but not the right size for this particular book.

Anyway, Miranda started Tae Kwon Do today. Ugh, I hate that I didn't think to take pictures at the time. She is pretty cute out there. She tries so hard. I'll just say she has my coordination.

Tristian had his last football game of the season. They finished the season with a three game winning streak. He is also doing awesome in abacus. He is doing double-digit multiplication and division in his head. I keep teasing him that my human calculator is defective because he needs to see the problem written down to be able to do it better. I guess I need to carry a pencil to the store. All in all, it is pretty amazing.

This week we did a few different little projects. I hate it when I am so excited about something and then it doesn't work out! We were studying Russia, so we made borscht. The kids did not like it, I thought it was okay. Most of it went down the disposal. The part that was most disappointing was our art project. We drew a picture with wax on a piece of muslin then soaked it in beet juice. The place where the wax was was supposed to stay white and everything else would be purple. Well, it all turned purple so when we pulled the wax off, there was no picture. Bummer!

We have also been studying geology. Our fun project was to make mini-earths. The core was a peppermint, the mantle was a marshmellow, and the crust was chocolate. Yum! When we were done, I found some earths with only the core left. This week we will be studying volcanoes, and of course making our own little model.


At June 2, 2009 10:33 AM , Blogger Erin said...

What wonderful ideas! You continue to amaze me with the things you are teaching your kids at home! :)

At June 19, 2009 12:16 PM , Blogger Kimberly said...

Sounds like lots of fun and your kids look so grown up!


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