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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Homeschool Wrap Up Week 29

This is going up a bit late because our modem died and the one we bought from Walmart didn't work so we were without Internet until yesterday afternoon.

Nick and Alex have finished Student Writing Intensive A!  Yay!  It was a great course and I am so glad we used it this year.  I have not decided yet what we will use for writing.  I am thinking of doing one of the themed writing courses from IEW.

In history we learned about World War II.  We also finished the book Blue Willow.

For science we completed the lesson on amphibians in Apologia Land Animals.  The younger children and I started working on a Chemistry Kit that we bought and our first lesson and activity was on solids, liquids, and gases.


We also have added 14 eggs to our incubator hoping we will get some to hatch.  The hatch day should be April 15th.

Anthony and Christian have finished the first folder in their Pirates lapbook.  They have finished All About Spelling/Reading Level One which was good timing since we are beginning our review of Essentials from Logic of English.  Alex is working through Level 4 of All About Spelling and reading The Cabin Faced West.

We painted our pinch method sculptures and will make the slab method sculptures next week.

The girls and I read Mike Mulligan and his steam shovel this week so they would be ready to listen to the CD from Maestro Classics.  All of the children listened to it one day as I folded mountains of laundry.  We listened to the Sorcerer's Apprentice one day as we were driving into town.

I found out that our newest review will be Digital Heroes and Heroines of the Past: American History Curriculum.  I am very excited to be able to use this with Christian, Anthony, and Lily!

Art and I battled a wasp apocalypse this week-end.  We have a crazy amount of wasps around our house.  When it starts to get cloudy outside right before it storms they start swarming.  Hundreds of wasps were out there on Friday afternoon and I had to send the children inside.  When Art got home he got the pressure washer out because we read that could blow out the nests and that dawn dish soap will kill them.  He used the pressure washer and I had 6 cans of wasp spray.  We killed hundreds of wasps.  Saturday he washed down the whole house with dish soap and killed more wasps.  They had seemed to be better, but again yesterday right before it stormed they were swarming all over the house and looked like we hadn't killed any at all!  Sigh...guess we won a battle but not the war.

I hope you had  a great week in your homeschool!



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