A slow week this week…Elianna was feeling under the weather on Monday, which by Tuesday had turned into a sore throat & heavy cold. Rose followed along shortly afterwards, but as is typical for our girls, had a lighter version of the same illness as her big sister.
Monday did prove exciting however, as on Monday evening, Rose found a duck outside our house! She worked hard to catch Jemima (as Rose called her) & brought her indoors for a quick ‘check up’.
All seemed well, so Rose & I set off to our local pond, fumbling through the woods in the dark to get there.
Jemima was given a fond farewell & took to the water like the proverbial duck 🙂
We did a little light nature study, observing & painting autumn leaves. Elianna only got one Latin lesson done this week – direct objects, subjects & predicate nominatives. Rose is steadily working through her English From The Roots Up flash cards, which are proving to be most interesting. We read a fair amount this week, watched the film version of War Horse, and lots of Horrible Histories (Including the WW1 special that was on BBC recently).
Rose had fun at our local park on Thursday. She adores animals & met up with a local cat, Arthur, whom she had not seen for a while. She also enjoyed ‘ploughing’, having been completely fascinated with the process shown in War Horse.
Rose also enjoyed making a ‘house’ for our cat Micheal this week. She took a large cardboard box & painted it in cheerful colours, and made a door & chimney. Unfortunately Michael wasn’t particularly interested…
Some of the books we have been reading this week: