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Monday, April 12, 2010

Monday Playback

We had a busy week! We made paper, by recycling some used paper and newspaper. This was the crowning touch for our project on the history of paper and printing. We used a Bill Nye paper recycling kit I happenened to pick up on clearance last summer for $7.

veg 053 veg 065 veg 067 It doesn’t actually smell like anything…except maybe tea (we added some spent tea leaves). David is just being a stinker.

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The paper stuck to the mesh…if I had it to do over again, I would try the method given in the back of The Story of Paper. All you need is a mason jar, some cheese cloth and a blender for that one.

My practice clock has mysteriously disappeared…again…so we put our big wall clock (that we haven’t gotten around to hanging) to use:

veg 084 So much more fun than worksheets, don’t you think? David set the times and Mary read them while feeding the baby. She can read half hours, quarter hours and is learning to the 5’s.

veg 086 Mary read No Fighting, No Biting. She also read Frog and Toad Are Friends.

veg 087 She practiced “ight” words (isn’t the English language pesky?).

David continues to drill his math facts and seems to have them all down! He has read the first 3 books of the Artemis Fowl series. And reread one of Dave Barry’s Peter books.

veg 229 Mary did some beading while David worked on a detailed topographical map of the mythical world he is creating.

veg 230 Here’s the necklace she created:

veg 236 She also finished Getty Dubay Italic, Book B. And wanted to know where Book C is.

David finished the week off with soccer:

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How was your week?

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