Currently George is reading Hoot by Carl Hiassen. He is unaware that it was made into a movie a few years ago; I look forward to surprising him with it when we're done. We've also been reviewing parts of speech using Mad Libs. Below is one of George's favorite results which came from using this free, online Mad Libs website.
Studying the Constitution is a joyful activity for a future president. In 1787, a convention of important American clowns ratified our Constitution. The Constitution was a cute document that guaranteed that the US would not merely be a league of independent bellies, but a nation with a smelly government that would deal with party hats as well as stuffed animals. The Constitution provided for a senate, to which every state would send two clay pots, and a larger body called the House of bobbleheads, which was based on population. The government was divided into three branches: the judicial, the legislative, and the lovely. This created a system of checks and piggy banks that works to protect us to this day and gives us our scary government of the people, for the people, and by the flowers.
George also enjoyed the first exchange of letters with his new penpal, who lives in Indiana. His mother and I decided "snail mail" was more exciting than email, and George definitely loved getting that first letter and wrote back immediately.
In science George is studying evolution and how mutations can lead species to thrive or become extinct. I'm looking forward to taking some good, outdoor science field trips this spring -- biology has been a huge hit this year!
In horrible math, we're working with fractions. So long as we pretend they are "pizza pies" George likes them well enough.
Have a great week,
Lucy & George!