HandwritingI've had Bridget do a lot of writing practice this week. She normally writes well (for a 5-year-old), but I noticed her penmanship looking a little lazy. So I sat with her and watched as she wrote every letter and made sure she was holding her pen correctly. Now she's back on track. Then I noticed she was writing all of her numbers backwards again. She knows how they're supposed to be but again had gotten lazy with it, so we worked on that again. Practice, practice, practice. Some days she doesn't mind, other days she complains.
ScienceWe experimented with dilution using Kool-aid. It was very simple and fun. I love it when George gets to participate and learn something right along with his big sister.
We learned about Benjamin Franklin. Bridget was fascinated by all he did in his life, and so was I! I was familiar with his role in history, but I hadn't really studied him until now. Reading the picture-book biographies of him was just as much fun for me as it was for Bridget. I think I may have another favorite historical figure to add to my list.