I found out today that we could pilot the update to our third grade FOSS unit. It had previously been called Measurement, but now it is Measuring Matter. We are not sure how the new unit relates to the ongoing revision of the Common Core Science Standards. I am looking forward to piloting the program, though, as I love the FOSS lessons.
I will be the proud owner of a new furnace in about 2 weeks. It will set me back about $3000 - sigh. I will be watching the pennies this summer.