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Saturday, December 7, 2013

Homeschool Wrap Up Week 16

It was great to get back to work after a week off for Thanksgiving.  Short breaks are nice, but I admit I feel a little lost without having schoolwork to do during the day.  This week we were were glad to be diving back in.

For part of our mornings, we have been working on a review of Friends and Heroes The Long Journey which is a DVD that you watch and a unit study to go along with the DVD.  I should be posting my review on that sometime next week.  We have been working on this in place of our Bible Study Guide For All Ages worksheets and readings.

We finished  up The Great Turkey Walk.  Our next read aloud is Brady by Jean Fritz.  I took a look where we are in America the Beautiful, and we just finished lesson 40.  There are 150 lessons in the whole course which means we should be on lesson 75 by the end of the semester.  The course is meant to be a 5 day a week course and we only do school 4 days a week.  Plus we have taken off days here and there for field trips.  But I really want to complete this course in a year so we can jump back into Mystery of History Volume 3 next year so we will probably have to double up for a little to get us on track for finishing by the end of the year.

We finished Lesson 4 of Apologia's Land Animals.  Completed another lesson in Levels One and Three of All About Spelling.  Alex finished reading aloud The Matchlock Gun and has started reading The Bears on Hemlock Mountain.  Nick and Alex started working on an original story for IEW.  Nick's is about a bear who escapes from the zoo and Alex's is about a fish who gets caught by a fisherman not once but twice.  I took advantage of the Compass Classroom Black Friday sale and ordered Nick's next 10 lessons of Visual Latin.  It came just in time for him to do a Latin lesson Wednesday and Thursday.

You can see a day this week in my 12th graders homeschool life here.

I have decided to start using Before Five In a Row again with my two little girls.  I have used Before Five In A Row and Five in A Row off and on over the years.  I LOVE the books that are used with both of these and the activities are a LOT of fun.  I actually had sold my BFIAR and FIAR (I don't know what I was thinking!), so I purchased BFIAR again along with some of the books I didn't already have.  They should be here in a few days and I am very excited to get started with it again!

Chelsea went to Little Rock on Wednesday.  She was in a state wide competition called Sew With Cotton.  She ended up winning 4th place in her category.  I am very proud of her hard work!

We did not get to go to the Christmas Tree Farm this year like we usually do.  Instead, daddy bought our tree from Walmart.  It is a beautiful tree and the children did a great job decorating it.

We did a couple of Art projects of Friday.

Next week is very busy!  We have something happening almost every day.

I hope you had a great week in your homeschool!

*links to All About Spelling and Visual Latin are my affiliate links.  I only form affiliate relationships with companies whose products I actually use and can recommend.
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