Wednesday, February 23, 2011

What we've been up to lately...

I'm playing with wordle:

Mikro has been creating poems with an online version of Magnetic Poetry:

and finishing off our massive pile of library books! Today is the first day in 2 years that we haven't had a single library book out. But then, I ordered a bunch of stuff for our next few topics of study, so we have plenty to keep us busy. We are still on Ancient India, but will be moving along to Ancient Japan soon, and from there to the Aztecs, Mayans and Incas, and then Ancient Africa.

We also got a few new living math books, and some math DVDs, and we have IXL and Dreambox online.

Mikro has been reading Hank the Cowdog for fun, and the library system's online collection of Tumblebooks as well.

We've been having fun with Amicus, but she is grounded to her enclosure until a new harness/leash comes, because she took a flying leap off the bay window and hid herself under the couch, scaring the daylights out of me.

Our other family pet is Shelly Red Streak, a red eared slider turtle. Unfortunately, Shelly is a timid soul and acts afraid of us. We wish she was friendlier, but she seems not inclined to have anything to do with us, apart from begging for her dinner. She's a pretty girl, though.

Today Mikro did a rocketry teleclass online, and we are studying Newton's 3 Laws of Motion and doing related experiments with Aurora Lipper's fantastic Supercharged Science program.

And tonight, we are enjoying Survivor and Face Off as a family.

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