March is supposed to be windy, but wow! This week has been something else! We had another nice snow early on in the week, and sustained winds of 40-60 mph several days. Temperatures are now back in the teens, with heavy snow in the forecast for the weekend. Me thinks the groundhog hast indeed pulled a fast one.
Lindsey finished her basketball season this past weekend. They won the last game of the season and Lindsey made a basket! You can read all about it in my post The Fans Went Wild!
Awana: Lindsey has finished her 3rd grade Sparks book twice this year. She’s officially done as far as I’m concerned. She’ll just go each week and observe until the end of the year. Olivia is trying her best to finish up her Gold and Silver sections in her 4th grade Awana book. By all appearances her leaders are working against her as they’ve not had time for her to say her verses for the last 6 weeks. Needless to say there is a lot of frustration going on and I’ve had several discussions with her leader and the Commander. One of her projects (that doesn’t require verses) was a report on a foreign country and a missionary to that country. Since she has friends who are adopted, she picked their home country of Ethiopia for her project. In addition to making a flag of Ethiopia, and writing several pages about the country and the missionaries, Olivia also decided to make Ethiopian Honey Bread. It turned our really yummy, but my yeast must have been old as it didn’t rise like I expected. Although my husband said the texture was pretty accurate for what he’d eaten in Africa back in 2000.
Our monthly Activity Day was on Thursday. The girls in our class “visited” China. We celebrated Chinese New Year (a bit late, but better than never) and had yummy snacks!
It was a good Friday at co-op, although about 1/3 of the population was out sick. I had the opportunity to sub in “Meet the Masters” and while I was there I learned a great deal about Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera.
We have moved into our last 6 weeks of school! My goal is to be finished by the 2nd full week of May. Our standardized tests (required in our state) arrived in today’s mail, so we’ll be working on those next week to get them out of the way.