On Tuesday we read the excerpt on St. Juan Diego in Saints: Lives and Illuminations, Hernando Cortes: Spanish Invader of Mexico by John Zronik, Francisco Pizarro: Journeys through Peru and South America by John Zronik, Vasco Nunez de Balboa by Kristin Petrie, and Marc Aronson and John Glenn's The World Made New. I wanted to read the chapter on Cortez in Columbus and Cortez but it was pretty lengthy and spent a lot of time on the Aztecs, which I can understand, but at this age level I though might be pushing it to much, especially considering how much it talked about their human sacrifices. In high school I will have them come back to that book.
Wednesday we had tickets to the Milwaukee Ballet's The Nutcracker. I took Felicity, Elizabeth and Brigid. It was Brigid's first real performance and other than getting very hungry half-way through she thoroughly enjoyed it.
|They loved the skywalk over the street from the garage to the theater.|
It took until Friday but we successfully finished all our school work for the semester. Time to really focus on getting ready for Christmas. :)