Wednesday, September 26, 2007

The birds and the bees

It's amazing how much the boys are learning about the mechanics (not the details! LOL) of procreation during our study of Botany. Apologia relates the reproduction of plants to how the human body works in almost ever lesson so far. Don't worry, it's done in a very tasteful manner and not embarrassing to read at all. It's always done in a very praiseful, Biblicaly accurate manner too. Growing up, I always heard it called "The Birds and the Bees" and it kinda made sense to me but now it's very obvious why it's referred to as such!
We dissected flowers today and the kids were FASCINATED! I mean, really, they were! You coulda knocked me over with a feather. I couldn't believe how "into it" they were!

On the math front, T2 has his 2s, 3s, 5s, 9s, 10s, 11s, and 1s (naturally) down PAT. I mean, he KNOWS them! Yipee! So we only have 21 actual more problems to learn.
Tomorrow we're going to the Mary Ingles Virginia Frontier Student Days. Expect pictures! I hope it isn't raining. We're still going to go unless it's pouring cats and dogs. I do love Autumn but the Sept., Oct., Nov. rains depress me because they knock so many leaves off the trees. I love the cooler weather most of all. I won't be purchasing any Arizona luxury real estate any time soon! I can't imagine living somewhere that doesn't have distinct seasons.
We are dragging out "The Trumpet of the Swan" as long as we can because the boys are loving it. They asked today "Is there a Trumpet of the Swan TWO?" They didn't even mind the worksheets I had them do as I read today. They're happy to do anything and everything to do with this book! Thanks E.B. White! You have my complete and total adoration! We haven't decided which book to read next, I'm taking suggestions!
Well, off to finish up dinner! See you tomorrow!

1 comment:

~Mary~ 4boys4me said...

Okay, you talked me into it. I'm going to see if the library has Trumpet of the Swans. I can't imagine they wouldn't!

I know I already mentioned it, but Times Tales would be perfect for those missing multiplication tables. It only does 6s, 7s, 8s, and 9s, the hardest ones to learn.