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Sunday, February 22, 2015

Homeschool Wrap Up Week 23

If I had it to do all over again, Art and I would've bought the king size bed when we were buying furniture for our first house.  It gets a little crowded at night!  We get Emmie for sure every night and Lily if there is a storm or she has a bad dream.  This morning I had to stand up and climb over Art so I could get up and start breakfast.  The sleeping beauties weren't at all disturbed.

Week 23 in Our Homeschool

Bible: This week we finished lessons 99-102 in Bible Study Guide for All Ages.  This set of lessons ends at Lesson 104.  I am not going to purchase the next set for two reasons.  First, the children like it but it seems like they are paying more attention to the instructions for each section rather than listening to the message itself.  The second reason is that my 11 year old has a really hard time with these worksheets.  I have noticed that he has trouble with instructions that come in series (part of dyslexia), and with these worksheets it asks you to do several things in each section.  He does well with the first thing usually but then gets bogged down and frustrated because he can't understand the rest of the instructions.  I switched him from the advanced to the intermediate worksheets thinking ti would help but it doesn't.  He is the last one finished every day and is frustrated.  I do not want his school day to start out with him being defeated every day.  So we will finish up the last two lessons and then move on to something else for the rest of the year.  I am thinking maybe a study of Proverbs.

History: This week in Mystery of History Vol III we finished Lessons 58, 59, and 60 on The Thirty Years War, The Pilgrims Land at New Plymouth, and Squanto.  We also did the timeline figures and memory cards for this lesson.

Science: We finished chapter 13 on magnetism in Apologia's Exploring Creation With Chemistry and Physics.  We watched the primary and elementary level videos on magnetism by Visual Learning Systems.  We also pulled out our electricity and magnetism kit we did a few years ago from MOving Beyond the Page and did some experiments with magnets.

Grammar/Writing/Literature- Nick and Alex finished Lesson 20 of Fix It! Grammar and Lesson 15 of Medieval Writing.  Christian's Lightning Lit book this week was The Story of Ping and his grammar assignments focused on contractions.  Anthony started Charlotte's Web and his grammar also focused on contractions.

Spelling/Reading-Alex finished Lesson 26 of AAS Level 4. Anthony and Christian finished Lesson 8 of AAR Level 2.

Math- Nick finished lesson 23 of Pre-Algebra.  Alex finished Lesson 20 of Delta.  Christian and Anthony finished Lesson 21 of Beta and Gamma.

My Father's World Creation from A to Z

Lily finished up "g" for goat this week.  She did a drawing page for the letter g, and a cut and paste page.  We read the book, A Year on Maple Ridge Farm which was really cute!  I had never read that one before.  We started the next unit on "C" for cow.  She completed her picture card page, sound discrimination page, and handwriting page.  We discussed information about cows.  The Bible lesson is on "God's Word Helps Me Grow."

Other Activities This Week:

Monday archery was cancelled because it was a holiday.

Gymnastics was Tuesday.  I did not take any pictures this week.  Chelsea is taking 3 online classes this semester one of which is a science class.  After she does her labs she has to have someone photograph her to show she really did it.

Wednesday we woke up to some snow.

Thursday was archery.  I didn't take any pictures.  After archery we ran to Walmart to grab frozen pizzas for pizza and a movie on Friday because we were supposed to get freezing rain Friday morning and I didn't want to go out and go shopping.

Saturday Emelia, Lily, Nick and I went shopping.  We had a ton of stuff we needed to buy.  I was thankful Nick came to help.  By the time we were done we had 2 full shopping carts.  A lady passed by and said, "looks like you bought enough for a month."  I said, "Nope.  More like a week."  But we did have to buy paper towels, toilet paper, trash bags, laundry soap, etc.. that will last more than a month.

Saturday was also Anna's birthday.  We made a cake but didn't give her any.  The present we bought her she quite enjoyed for the brief time it lasted.

Emelia has been quite the mommy's helper in the kitchen this week.  She has helped me make supper every day, helped make a few desserts, and even set the table a couple of times.

I hope you had a great week in your homeschool!

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