27 October 2014

A New Unit Study

     We've finished studying the American Revolution, and are moving into a new unit on American Government; quite appropriate, it seemed, with elections only a few weeks off.  So today we discussed the three branches of government and the concept of checks and balances.  We're making a lapbook, so Brynning put together a mini-book on the three branches:





     His concept of the function of the Executive branch may be more accurate than he knows.  (For the record, I did explain that "to execute" in this instance is supposed to mean "to carry out".  He came up with the firing squad on his own.)

10 March 2014

He's going to elope

Today the Yarn Harlot posted about her book signing in Phoenix.  Benjamin is supposed to be in bed, sleeping, but he wandered out (he does this at least once a night) and happened to be looking over my shoulder when my jaw hit the floor over Hannah's Chuppah.  (It's towards the bottom.  Scroll down and think to yourself "This is what knitters without children can accomplish.")

He wanted to know what it was, so we followed the link to the wikipedia page, and I showed him the pictures.  See the one that taken during an actual ceremony?  He wanted to know why there were so many people there.  I explained that it was a wedding, and lots of people come to weddings.  He said "Why would you want so many people at your wedding?  I think that would be a little disturbing."