She also decided to work with construction paper to make a pair of glasses and glasses case for her sister. She did a great job in measuring and drawing her design before cutting them out and folding them into shape.
The girls watched the Rock n' Learn Spanish video again and had fun reciting the words and phrases. In the evening, Georgia and Olivia watched a documentary called the Ultimate Zoo.
We also came up with a new game called Wetzel Ball. We played that for quite a while! Since then, the girls have had fun trying to make up other fun games.
On Thursday, the girls looked through their seashell collection and sorted them by size, color, and shape. Then the girls pretended they were at the beach collecting shells and making sand castles.
We also received the California Achievement Test results. For reading, Georgia scored in the 90th percentile. (she got one wrong) In math, she scored in the 98th percentile. (she answered all math questions correctly) I'm proud of her, and she was proud of herself, too!
On Friday we discussed Jamestown, and the girls enjoyed looking at some old maps of Colonial America. We also discussed the Spanish territories of the time. We went to the library. Georgia read some more of her Henry book, and we made t-shirts for the WalkAmerica event on Saturday.
On Saturday, we participated in the local WalkAmerica. You can read more about that here http://canterburyacademynews.blogspot.com/2007/04/walkamerica.html
After the walk we went to the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery. Mark was able to come with us, too. The girls enjoy pretending to be veterinarians.
Olivia checked her patients' vitals and administered their vaccines.
On Sunday, we talked to the girls about charity and volunteering and discussed what our next project would be. We decided it would have something to do with animals. We made a change jar to collect our spare change for the National Wildlife Federation (NWF). The girls receive magazines from them. Georgia receives the Big Backyard, and Olivia gets Wild Animal Baby. The NWF does a lot of work in animal conservation and education. You can learn more about them at http://www.nwf.org. We are still looking into other ways we can help animals.
Georgia had a softball practice on Sunday. Afterwards, her and Dad practiced some more in the backyard. She also played Age of Empires and discovered some new technologies. And she had more silent reading time with her Henry book.