That's about the only way to describe this holiday season. Although it was alot of fun, I am SOOOOO looking forward to things settling down and getting back to semi-normal around here.
We did get most of our Christmas unit done and it was enjoyable. Superboy did a bunch of neat activities, and we still need to get it all together into notebook form. Once that happens I will post some pics.
We are spending the next few days doing some evaluating of last semester's activities (what worked, what didn't), and planning for this semester.
One thing we know for sure is that Superboy wants and needs more challenge in math. He really enjoys math now, and I don't want him to get bored, so we have begun Harold Jacob's Mathematics, A Human Endeavor. We will take it slowly and work through it at whatever pace Superboy sets. So far he really likes it. We will also continue with our other math activities like the Marcy Cook math, The Man Who Counted (will we ever finish this? Oh, well, we both love it!), G is for Googol, etc.
Bravewriter is working beautifully for language arts, so we will be sticking with that, for sure. Superboy is still happily plugging away at his novel. He got a book on authentic Medieval combat methods to research, so he can add some authenticity to his writing.
Our next science will be cooking science. We will make bread, wine, cheese, root beer, marshmallows, gummy bears, and bubble gum, to name a few, and learn the science behind all the processes. Superboy got an apron and chef's hat for Christmas so watch out for pictures including those!
I'll post more on other subjects as we work them out in the next few days.