One of my favorite things about spring is that school winds down starting about now. Slowly, we finish some of our subjects for the year and so our school days get progressively shorter.
For instance, today was our last day of geography. The four middle kids (Nina - Emily) were studying US geography this year. They were told last September that when we finished geography they needed to be able to identify all 50 states and their capitals (this was a little easier for Nina & Molly since they had already memorized the states). If they were able to do this without a single mistake they would receive a reward. Well, after months and months of learning all sorts of interesting facts about all 50 states, today was the moment of truth.
I am pleased to announce that all the children passed with flying colors and with a DQ Blizzard for their reward (food - the ultimate motivator). The only problem we had was when one child declared that state next to Maine as New Hamster :) She quickly corrected herself and continued in fine form.
Next subject soon to be eliminated from our day will be science. By the end of May we really only have history and math left - those never end - literally.