In History we read about Edward IV, Mary I, Elizabeth I and Philip II. This included the tension between Protestants and Catholics in England and the persecution of Catholics in England and the priest holes. And it also covered Sir Francis Drake and the defeat of the Spanish Armada. I also tried to include the Battle of Lepanto. We read David Hilliam's Philip II: King of Spain and Leader of the Counter-Reformation, Don Nardo's Sir Francis Drake, John Malam's You Wouldn't Want to Sail in the Spanish Armada, Simon Adams' Elizabeth I: The Outcast Who Became England's Queen, Garnett Henry's Crossbows and Crucifixes, and Robert Marx's The Battle of Lepanto. A couple were far wordier than I planned for and, without my voice, less than completely practical, so we did skim a few. But overall I think it was a good covering of the period of history.
In Science we did lessons 8 and 9 on crustaceans and mollusks. We also read through DK Eyewitness: Seashore, DK:Eyewitness:Shell, and Dr. Seuss' Clam I Am!.
During our catch up week we went to the Milwaukee Public Museum. We finally got to see the new Mayan exhibit, which had some great hands on activities for the kids.
I also managed to get all the text and workbooks for next year and plan all of next year. (The only thing useful about a 3 week cold.)