We had a busy bit great week in our homeschool! All the cold bugs seem to have been beaten and hopefully now that spring is here will stay gone. We got a lot accomplished this week.
In History we have gotten through the Great Depression and have started reading Blue Willow. In Science we have started learning about amphibians which was perfect timing as our Grandview visit this week was all about amphibians.
We managed to do spelling, writing, and reading this week! Lily is enjoying working through Spelling You See and Alex, Anthony, and Christian are still working through All About Spelling. The big boys and I did NOT get to IEW this week, but are starting back next week as we only have a few lessons left until we are finished.
We used some school time this week to work on our Illustrated Talks for our 4 H meeting on Thursday. We also used some school time to cook for the 4 H cooking contest.
Anthony and Christian started working on their Pirate Lapbooks from A Journey Through Learning. My colored ink cartridge finally arrived and I was printing out these after supper one night. The boys couldn't wait to get started so we started them that night. Who said you can only do school during the day?
We got to listen to the Brinkman Adventures audio books as we were cleaning the playroom on Friday. I had intended to start our new ARTistic Pursuits book that day as well, but it was so nice outside we went out instead. On Saturday when it was raining we started making our sculptures. As soon as they dry we will get to paint them.
I am excited about some upcoming reviews that we are getting. Maestro Music is one of my favorite vendors. We loved when we reviewed Peter and the Wolf and The Story of Swan Lake a few years ago. This year we are reviewing Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel and the Sorcerer's Apprentice! Those should be arriving soon! Also, last year I had an opportunity to review Foundations A from Logic of English. This year I will be reviewing Essentials with Anthony and Christian. I can't wait to get started on that one too!
We started a new evening book this week too. We are reading the 3rd book in the Sons of Angels series, Shadow Chaser by Jerel Law. We also have started working on Philippians in 28 weeks from Homeschool Adventure Company.
I hope you had a great week in your homeschool!