April 9, 2021
Virtual School: Week 29

A short week because of Easter Monday.


We enjoyed seeing the street sweepers come down our street and finally got our bikes out. Elizabeth apparently enjoyed the skating challenge because she has challenged our family to bike every day in what we are calling the "Great Bike Challenge"


The Great Bike Challenge Rules, as defined by the kids:
-until July 15
-minimum distance 2km, but it doesn’t have to be all at once if you go out multiple times
-try to go every day. If you don’t, try to make up the distance the next day
-if you break your streak, you start over and see what the longest streak you can get during the challenge is. Also keep track of how many days you go.
-walks don’t count unless you don’t have a bike or are physically incapable of biking.
-Indoor training on a bike or elliptical machine will count.
-Post selfies to show us you are doing it


Elizabeth's last art class of the session was on pointillism. She enjoyed it but "it takes forever to get anywhere" so she's not sure she'll be doing a lot of this. The weather was pretty good and Elizabeth wants more outdoor time so we did some of our classes outside this week. One day Elizabeth spent nearly the entire day outdoors. It's not exactly what I'd call warm enough to eat comfortably outdoors but we've had quite a few meals outside this week as well.


We're removing our hedge which means the kids have a lot of wood available to build with. They built a little shelter and "fire place". Matthew and Elizabeth also both got to learn how to use a reciprocating saw.


In science class we talked about temperature and did an experiment where one hand goes in ice water, and the other in warm water and then both into lukewarm water. Matthew haaaaaated it and the girls thought he was being very silly.


Matthew was assigned an art in nature project, so he did it at forest school and brought it home in a paper bag. In cooking class he made pizza.

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