Friday, September 21, 2012

Our Week In Review

This week we learned about the presidency of James Madison, and the War of 1812.  We also learned about the end of Napoleon's Empire.  The younger two boys and I had a good discussion about how the War of 1812 got started, and whether or not it was worth it since there were no changes of land ownership after the peace treaty was signed.  Son C described the war this way:

while Little Man dictated to me and I wrote this for him: "Britain and France were at war and they both captured American ships so that the other country couldn't have goods to help them fight.  So America declared war against Britain, and they fought for two years.  Neither side won.  It was a tie."

Our older three children all discussed this in depth during their virtual co-op classes.  Here is son G, discussing the book Frankenstein during his online literature class:

At our real life co-op, here is Son C with his amazing two story house he created for lego club!  It has a washer and a dryer, and an actual little tiny lego SOCK in the dryer.  I kid you not.  There is small lego food in the fridge too!

Daughter G (on the right) performing an experiment in chemistry.

And son G performing an experiment in physical science:

Here is a pic of son L, just because he and the dog are so cute. ;)

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