We started (finally) Drawn Into the Heart of Reading. For the first genre I chose Adventure and the book The Sword in the Tree by Clyde Robert Bulla. Squirt was very excited. We started DITHOR on Friday and she read the first chapter in the book. She can't wait to read more next week. I plan on only doing DITHOR 2-3 times a week (as suggested in my Teaching Manual aka "Guide").
Squirt basically finished Unit 6 of Preparing Hearts for His Glory. She also completed her experiment from Unit 5. We will do the experiment and cooking project from Unit 6 next week. I hope to make two batches of the Egyptian pastries, one with wheat flour and one with my rice flour mix, that way everyone can enjoy them that day.
Tirzah has been laid aside for night-time reading with Dad. (The chapters were longer and I was having a hard time getting through it before the little boys were interrupting.) It is a great book though! Not to be missed.
Squirt did the experiment from Unit 5 which asked "How does the waxy covering of the desert cactus help it store water?" Here she is with the finished project. The cactus on the left dried out completely while the cactus in the "waxy covering" on the right stayed moist.