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Sunday, December 15, 2013

Homeschool Wrap Up Week 17

We did not get very much of our "regular" school work completed this week.  Monday and Tuesday were full school days for us.  Wednesday we went to Grandview and did a program on blue birds and built blue bird houses.   Since we had to drive through town, we decided to go to Walmart and get our grocery shopping done.  We didn't get home until 1:30 so the only school work I made them do was Math.  Thursday, Christian and Lily had to go back to the dentist.  Chelsea wanted to go to Hobby Lobby and I needed to exchange something I had ordered from Kohls online.  By the time we did all that and drove 1 hour and 20 minutes each way, it was after 1:30 by the time we got home.  They did Math and that was all.

I was so glad my Before Five In A Row stuff came in this week.  Lily, Emelia and I did The Little Rabbit and made a little lapbook from www.homeschoolshare.com.

We started reading The Very Best Christmas Pageant Ever in the evenings before bed.

Lily saw a felt snowman one day when she was looking over my shoulder while I was scrolling through Facebook and wanted to make one.  We picked up some felt from Hobby Lobby and Christian Emelia, and I made 3 little stuffed felt snowmen.

We also made some salt dough ornaments.  Simple recipe.  1 cup flour, 1 cup salt, 1/2-1 cup of flour.  Mix together until it forms a dough.  You do not want it to be too sticky.  Roll it out.  Cut out shapes.  Place on a cookie sheet.  Poke a hole with a straw in the top of the ornaments and bake at 100 degrees for 3 hours.

They had so much fun with that we made some playdough so they could keep playing with the Christmas cutters.  We put a little glitter and food coloring into the playdough to make it more Christmasy.

Chelsea took the ACT again on Saturday.  She took it last February but wanted to see if she could raise her score.  This time at least they didn't embarrass her by asking her if she needed any special help or accommodations because she is homeschooled.  She felt more confident when she finished the test this time.  She should get her scores in about 2 weeks.

I hope you had a great week in your homeschool!
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