Violet has been too busy being creative to do school work. She's discovered the joy of Shrinky Dinks. (If you want plain Shrinky Dink paper, order it directly from the company, it is a great deal compared to third parties and arrives lickety split! Shrinky Dinks). And she's been busy finding paper doll patterns online, coloring them and printing them out. Then creating more clothes for them. Then turning them into Shrinky Dinks. And the jigsaw puzzles are back out and she's got a stack of library books she's going through. Add in some baking she did and I think we've covered the major subjects:
- baking = math and science
- paper dolls = art and history (the dolls she likes were published in the newspaper in the 1920's and 1930's)
- Shrinky Dinks = art and science, also economics as we searched for the best deal on paper
- reading = language arts
- Wild West Town = history, physical education (we walked miles back and forth across that park!)
- jigsaw puzzles = logic skills
- county fairs = agriculture studies, home economics, art appreciation (we always look at the art and photography exhibits) and more physical education
Next week is a conference in Michigan. Then another fair to go to the next week and Labor Day. Then another conference followed by another fair. Then maybe we'll get serious.
But I doubt it.