We did some reading, cleaning, writing and workbooking in the morning. Then after lunch we checked to see if Isaac's penpal in China (studentsoftheworld.info) had written back. He hadn't so we read all about China and discussed their population, abundance of natural disasters, their currency, how rice is grown, the various kinds of landscape and some of their history.
Then we skipped off to see Razzmatazz, magician and ventriloquist. All the way to the library we discussed inventors. The show is part of the library's summer program for elementary school children called Dream Big Read!. The first topic of the show was inventors! Funny. Speaking of firsts Isaac was the first volunteer from the audience and he assisted with a card trick. He even got to bring the card home as a souvenir!
This guy wasn't the best entertainer I ever saw, but the kids were pleased. I think I'm a bit of a snob about these things. Isaac remarked as we were leaving "Shows in person are more fun than TV." Which made me laugh out loud and cry inside. All the way home I told him all about ventriloquism and vaudeville.Lego Challenge #2: Monochromatic
It's a tornado. Not fuctional just sculpture. Made out of tire pieces and wheels of a thunder driller from power miners. The trail of tires is its dust trail. It's stable so you can actually move it and spin it.
After Lego Challenge #2 Riley was home. We ate Chinese take out and watched Karate Kid II. Riley can pronounce Mr. Miyagi and Okinawa perfectly! Isaac was largely uninterested in the movie until the natural disaster scenes. If he wasn't having so much trouble with geography I might change it to Weather Wednesdays!