The last wrap up post for the 2014/2015 school year! No school at all this week because we have Vacation Bible School all week. Starting next week we will be doing some math, reading, and working on reviews all summer long. Everything we review we actively use several times a week for 4-6 weeks. I have some really awesome reviews coming up and will have more in July and August
Institute For Excellence in Writing
Susan K Marlow
Smart Kidz Media
Home School in the Woods
Funtastic Unit Studies
Heirloom Audio Productions
Week 37 in Our Homeschool
Bible: We finished our study on the Books of Moses from Real Life Press.
History: We finished reading through the text of Famous Men of Rome. We did not do all of the questions in the student guide for the last several chapters, but I really wanted to finish the reading. When you review different products, you don't always have a chance to finish what you start. I really liked Famous Men of Rome and wanted to finish it. The children really enjoyed the readings.
Art/Music: Alex worked on the next lesson in Drums With Willie. I had some technical issues playing the video, but their customer service was very good trying to help me resolve my problem. We did not do an art project this week.
Grammar/Writing/Literature: We did lesson 5 of Fix It! 1 and 2. Anthony did his assignment on pillbugs from SWI A. Nick is working on Dynamic Literacy and Cursive Logic.
Math: Christian, Anthony, and Alex are working on CTC Math, an online math program, completing one lesson per day.
Reading/Spelling: Christian and Anthony completed Lesson 22 of All About Reading Level 2 and Alex completed steps 6 and 7 of All About Spelling Level 5.
My Father's World Creation From A to Z
Our unit this week was "V" for vegetables. The Bible lesson was "God Gives Me All That I Need." Lily completed all of the assigned worksheets, but we did not do any of the hands on activities. We had done all of them before. She spends a lot of time in the garden we planted a few weeks ago looking at the plants we planted and waiting for some to grow! We read Peter Rabbit for our books this week.
Other Activities This Week:
Monday: Archery was cancelled due to an illness. The girls and I ran a couple of errands and delivered some food.
Tuesday and Wednesday we had nothing exciting happening.
Thursday: We had archery practice. The children also got to hold a baby raccoon. We went to Sonic for Happy Hour slushies because it was hot! Then we went to Walmart and did our grocery shopping.
One thing about taking your children shopping with you starting at a young age. They know where to find everything in the store which is very helpful when you forget something and are at the checkout :)
Friday: We met Chelsea over at the park. The main play area is still roped off because of the damage from the tornado but there are two other smaller play areas. They played for an hour, but they were in the sun and it was hot. We grabbed some lunch and did a few errands before heading home to some cleaning and pizza and a movie. Our movie was Swiss Family Robinson and while it is a decent movie, it is NOTHING like the book, which the children kept saying over and over.
Saturday: Since our remodel of the room upstairs, I have wanted to put a coffee table for the children to play games on or do puzzles and some book shelves. Saturday our local furniture store was having a sale so Art took me over there to pick something out. He told me to buy whatever I wanted. Well, the "sale" prices really were not that great and I did not find anything I really wanted. They did not even have any bookshelves in the show room. So I didn't buy anything. Art needed something from Walmart so we ran over there real quick. I had wanted to get the children a pool. Our last one bit the dust the summer before last and last year all they had was a sprinkler. So we walked by the pools and they were on rollback and a really good deal. So instead of furniture, I bought a pool, but the children will enjoy it much more than an over priced coffee table. And while at Walmart I did buy some inexpensive shelves that I liked. You never have enough book shelves!
It took 19 hours to fill the pool but they had a chance to swim last night before bed.
I hope you had a great week in your homeschool!