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Sunday, January 31, 2016

Homeschool Wrap Up Week 19

Let's start with some pet photos just because!

These boys are my outside cats Lucky and Jack.  They are brothers and do everything together.
 Ana sits on the couch sometimes like a human would.  She is a crazy dog but so great with the kids!

Sally has decided that this box is hers and has been sleeping in it all week.  The girls thought she needed some friends.

Week 19 in our Homeschool:

P.E.: We did two days of yoga and one day of Family Time Fitness.

Bible:  We finished lesson 11 of Grapevine Old Testament One.  That was the last lesson.  There is a review section we will work on this week.  Then we will be moving on to studying the Resurrection.

Read Aloud: We read three chapters of C.S. Lewis Master Storyteller.

History: In The Mystery of History Vol IV we completed lessons 49-51 on Vladimir Lenin forming the U.S.S.R, The Irish Civil War, and Benito Mussolini and the Rise of Fascism.  We caught up the timeline figures from last week and this week and the memory cards.  The boys completed their corresponding worksheets and did a map assignment on Ireland and Italy.

Science: We finished the chapter on the senses in Exploring Creation With Anatomy and Physiology.

My Father's World Adventures: We continued on with reading aloud Farmer Boy.  We learned about Daniel Boone and the wilderness road.  In our state study we learned about Kentucky.  The science lessons had to do with science with air, but we have done the experiments before so we did not do them again.  We also started reading about Eli Whitney.

Math: Each child completed lesson 18 in their Math U See levels.  We had a few struggles at the beginning of the week with some of the new concepts in Epsilon and Delta, but by the end of the week the boys seemed to get a handle on it.

Grammar/Writing/Literature: We completed lesson 22 in Fix It! Grammar 1 and 2.  Alex is still working on the literature study on Farmer Boy in LLATL.  Nick started reading Peter Pan.  He wanted to skip it because he had listened to the audio book several years ago, but I told it it would be good for him to read it anyway.  Christian and Anthony did a keyword outline and wrote a paragraph on pigs.

Reading/Spelling: Anthony and Christian finished Step in AAS Level 2.  Alex finished lesson 16 in Phonetic Zoo.  In AAR Level 3 Anthony and Christian finished lessons 22 and 23.  In AAR Level 1 Lily finished lessons 41,42, and 43 .  I have to say again, that All About Reading is my absolute favorite reading program.  It has been amazing for all of my children that have used it.  For some children, reading will be easier than others, but because AAR is a multisensory program and you can progress at your own pace, any child can be successful with it.

Horizon's Preschool: Emmie had a couple of days this week where she just was not herself.  One day she had a bellyache, another day she skinned her knee and was very traumatized.  So she did not do much of her schoolwork.  She did do a page of phonics/writing and worked on making a fish.

Lily wanted to glue sequins on something too.

Other Activities this Week:

Monday the girls had gymnastics.

Wednesday we had Kid's Club.

Lily was Mary during the story.

Team work activity

Thursday we had the beeswax candle workshop.  I had not planned on doing any school that day, but because we left the workshop early when Christian wasn't feeling 100% after I dug the splinters out of his hand, we did do some work that afternoon.

Friday was a beautiful day.  We went and had lunch at the park with friends.  We also had to go grocery shopping and stopped by Sonic for some happy hour drinks.  After we had pizza that night, Lily started complaining of a sore throat and sure enough the next day was running fever.  She stayed home from church today with her daddy while the rest of us went ahead and went.  Fever is gone but she still doesn't feel great.  Hopefully it will pass quickly and not take anyone else down!

A couple more photos from this week.

We are reviewing a game called The Climbing Knights from Simply Fun,  They had a lot of fun with this game!

Christian has decided climbing trees in lots of fun.  Hopefully he will always be able to find his way back down!

When Lily does her back handsprings at gymnastics, she goes a little crooked.  So her teacher suggested that when she is practicing on the trampoline at home that she make a line to help her see where she needs to land.  She made herself several drawings and practices every single day.

Our ecosystem in a bottle sprouted!

I have several things that we either just got to review or will be getting in the next couple of weeks:

Grapevine Studies: The Resurrection
Simply Fun: The Climbing Knights
Heirloom Audio: The Dragon and the Raven
Zonderkidz:Faith Builders Bible
Memoria Press: 8th Grade Literature Guide Set
Logic of English:Essentials 2nd Edition

I hope you had a great week in your homeschool!

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