We’ve completed week 5! And frankly I’m too exhausted to write this. So I’m going to say a few words and then post a bunch of pics. We’ve  been all about birds this week. Our science experiment was to see if birds prefer sunflower seeds or thistle seeds. It’s still a work in progress, but so far the sunflower seeds are winning. 🙂 We’ve seen over a dozen different kinds of  birds in the yard this week, with our favorites being a Ruby-throated Hummingbird (female) and Mr. Downy Woodpecker. A Brown-headed Nuthatch was a newcomer.

The rest of the week was normal school stuff–math, grammar, Latin, etc.  History was about John Marshall and the Supreme Court, music continued with Handel, and art was copying a painting of the Infanta Margarita by Velazquez. (Hence the drawings of the girl in the big dress below.) Sassafras started a book about William Wilberforce and continued to read The Magician’s Nephew, while the Z-man cackled his way through Frog and Toad. (Yes, he thinks Frog and Toad are hilarious!) Little Man practiced writing numbers 1-5 and asked me to read The Emperor’s New Clothes…..repeatedly, and Doodlebug…..well, she dismantled Hippos Go Berserk.

We finished up our week by going to Cedarock Park. We took a walk around the historical site and walked a couple of trails. Our goal was to look for birds, but in the end we mainly saw butterflies….and spiders. Something tells me the birds knew we were coming. 🙂 There were, however, a good many Eastern Bluebirds, including juveniles (I had to look those up!), in the open areas.




Little Man: