We've definitely been keeping busy here at the Super Awesome School! Rainy days kept us inside for a while, but we still found plenty to do!
We've been studying the Haida, Tlingit, Tsimshian, and other coastal peoples. It rains a lot where they live, too! We had fun making these beautiful totem poles.
We also made chilkat blankets (using craft foam instead of mountain goat wool!) We learned that the Salish people kept a special breed of white, fluffy dog for its wool.
And here are our coppers! Super drew the face of the lightning snake...
...and Dude gave his a bear face.
Coppers were a sign of prosperity. If a chief wanted to show his wealth, he might break a beautiful copper, challenging a rival chief to do the same.
We also enjoyed this book plus a huge stack of library books that I returned only three days overdue (except for the one I found under the couch yesterday.)
We haven't done any hands-on math lately--we're too busy practicing skills on IXL. We just joined up and the kids are really motivated by earning the little cyber-prizes and certificates.
We're also practicing math with lots of games! Mythmatical Battles is still Dude's favorite. Super prefers Roll-n-Multiply. And we all love chicken foot...
The kids did go a little stir crazy and combined bowling with remote control cars.
Nana has an October birthday, so Dude made her an amazing pop-up card...
...and Super drew one of her favorite cervidae. (Super loves using the Latin classifying terms. I frequently have to ask her to speak English!)
Not much nature study during these soggy days. We did get to observe this lovely lady, who stayed dry on the front porch.
When the rain finally went away, it was time to carve pumpkins! We had a couple of friends over for a pumpkin party. Dad toasted the seeds with a bit of cayenne pepper!
Then, we had to get outside and enjoy the sunshine!
There are still a few pretty leaves, but many trees are looking bare.
This crab apple tree is spectacular!
Hope you're enjoying the best of this beautiful season!