I'm still in pajamas, feeling a tad sick for some reason and trying to ignore it. Oliver and I have had a productive morning, nonetheless, and are waiting for a Parkin cake to finish baking. It's some 18th century recipe that the Northern English ate on Guy Fawkes Day, made with oats, ginger, molasses and honey. We've been reading about the early empires -- the Holy Roman Empire and Spain -- as well as the Protestant rebellions and King James. We missed the actual Guy Fawkes day (November 5th) and Oliver would rather have replicated a bonfire, but cake in one's pajamas at noon on a school day is fine. There was some geography involved, as well as reading and questions to answer. He also worked on an online program for reading that someone recommended for dyslexics, and that'll be it for today. The picture above is of The Big O at the Science Center yesterday where we went for an afternoon field trip with some friends.
(And this won't become a homeschooling blog, in case you're getting nervous -- I'll just periodically update you on our adventures with some information on what we're doing and the resources we're using).
The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child
Volume 3: Early Modern Times
from Elizabeth the First to the Forty-Niners
Reading Horizons At-Home