Friday, October 21, 2011

Weekly Wrap Up (Blitzkrieg! Winston Churchill & The Battle of Britain)

USS Arizona
USS Arizona

It's been a rough 2 weeks here at The Circus!  We've been battling colds that hit 2 out of 4 kids and then hit the other 2 the following week.

Depending on the week and the child, we did get some school completed.


These past two weeks we've been studying Britain and Churchill during World War II.


Some of this weeks' readings:

Select readings about WWII

Select readings about WWII
Select readings about WWII

It was a great week to do some video schooling as well.  We watched Battle of Britain, Bonhoeffer, The Hiding Place and Citizen Kane.

When they were feeling up to it, the boys started work on the Battleship USS Arizona and on wooden 'Bomber' kits from Consumer Crafts.  

USS Arizona model
USS Arizona!

USS Arizona model
Close up of the Arizona.  It's put together, but needs paint!

Assembling the wooden bombers.
Assembling the wooden bombers.  We find that using a glue gun works better than nails!

Assembling the wooden bombers.
Assembled and camouflage outlines drawn.  Next, we need to paint!

American Girl Molly
American Girl Molly
As for my daughter, I did a lot of reading aloud to her from the Molly American Girl book.  We did spend some time on the matching aprons for her and her doll.  For something that is not supposed to take long, this 'easy' project is taking forever.   It took hours to do these straps for the aprons.  She loves to sew and that makes this project worth it. 





Green Tree Frog
Green Tree Frog
 And, this is Mr. Green.  He's a Green Tree Frog that was rescued from the near clutches of the neighbors' dog.  My 10 year old loves animals and has enjoyed hosting him.  Mr. Green is a rather social frog and loves to jump from item to item and person to person.
Green Tree Frog

Not to worry - all surfaces, hands and necks were well cleaned after Mr. Green's visiting!











Join us next week for The Holocaust and updates to our Modern History and American Girl lapbooks!

1 comment:

  1. Wow sounds amazing I wish I could've been in our your classes I love history particularly British :-) Well done Lisa!

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