I'm a little behind on posts! Somewhere between the end of week 9 and the beginning of week 10 we took a family vacation to Kentucky and then to Florida. I'll hopefully get some of those pictures up eventually. It was wonderful to enjoy time with friends and time of from work and school. We came back and hit the ground running after a lovely 10 days off.
The week we came back was the last week our favorite pumpkin patch would be open. Silas really wanted to carve a pumpkin this year, and this was our last chance.
We love this little farm. The owners are always so helpful and have great ideas on how to cook the various pickings! They said this might be their last year, but toward the end they started changing their mind. I'm really hoping we have at least a few years left.
My boys both call it the "Kitty Place." There are lots of cute little kittens roaming the farm. Every year they give them all away. It's where we got our cat Genevieve. This was the lap cat at our last visit.
Silas wanted a white pumpkin. We got a cheapie carving kit, and he did this all on his own! I decided to paint mine instead.
We studied the poem Misgiving by Robert Frost which is about the wind blowing leaves around this time of year. Our poetry painting was perfect for the season.
This week in history we read about the reign of King Saul. 1 & 2 Samuel are 2 of my favorite books. There are just so many lessons to gather from the lives of these men and women.
Samuel anoints Saul as King - 1095 B.C. Silas made a new comic character called The Red Traveler. You may see him appearing as people we have read about a lot over the next few weeks!
Silas's copywork was about Saul asking the witch of Endor to conjure the spirit of Samuel.
Samuel anoints David as King - 1063 B.C.
David slays Goliath - 1063 B.C.
Since we read about David killing Goliath our history project was to make a sling. We still had Aedan's old sling, so I gave Silas the option to not make it. He decided to do it anyway, and he realized how quickly that braiding is harder than it looks.
It took us many tries before we successfully launched a few marshmallow stones.
Silas loves drawing for his notebook pages! Both boys always insist that their brother must see their work before it is put away. I love that!
We are learning more each week about the nation of Israel.
In science we learned how clouds form.
We forgot to light a match the first time, but the second time worked like a charm.
We finished our reading about Jupiter and Saturn.
We decided to pull out a Brave Writer Arrow issue and read wonder. Silas is loving this book so far! Onto next week!