Last week we took off for Spring Break. It was only one week. 4 short school days. I never thought we would have such a hard time getting going again this week, but Monday morning rolled around with one giant meltdown from the 5 year old, tears from the 8 year old for two different subjects, and a bad attitude from the seven year old. This homeschool mama was very happy to see the end of that school day! It did get better (thankfully!) as the week went on.
Week 27 in our Homeschool
P.E.: Two days of yoga and one day of Family Time Fitness. I skipped one day of P.E. because apparently taking a week off was bad for my muscles!
Bible: We completed lesson 6 of our Grapevine Studies, The Resurrection.
Read Aloud: We read 4 chapters of YWAM Heroes of History: Thomas Edison.
History: In The Mystery of History Vol IV we completed lessons 73-75 on Roe vs. Wade, Watergate and the Resignation of Richard Nixon, and Ayatollah Khomeini forms the Islamic Republic of Iran. They completed their timeline figures, memory cards, and worksheets.
Science: We read chapters 6 and 7 of the Archaeology Book.
My Father's World Adventures: In our state study we completed Iowa and Wisconsin. They also learned about the California Gold Rush. There were a couple of science in the kitchen experiments that we did not do. I don't mean to sound as if I don't like the MFW science, I think for families that have just young elementary children it would be great. But my younger children have already covered a lot of the things with their older siblings. We do a lot of science oriented activities. We continued our reading of On the Banks of Plum Creek.
Math: Nick, Alex, and Lily went on to lesson 25 in their Math U See books. Christian and Anthony have been having a hard time the last couple of weeks so instead of moving them forward I used the worksheet generator on the MUS website and made some worksheets for them to practice with. We will continue to review next week as well.
Art: We are working on a review of ARTistic Pursuits Sculpture Technique Construct. We are learning about planes and did the first project making 2 D planes.
Music: We are also working on a review from Zeezok of Music Appreciation: Book one for the Elementary Grades. This week we started learning about Handel. There are several different components to the program. We read aloud a chapter of the biography,listened to one of the tracks on the CD, completed pages out of the activity book, and also worked on a lapbook.
Grammar/Writing/Literature: We completed lesson 29 of Fix It! Grammar. Alex completed 4 lessons of Writer's In Residence. Nick is still reading though Treasure Island. Anthony and Christian did a key word outline and wrote a paragraph on Pet Pigs.
Reading/Spelling: With our review of LOE Essentials completed, we have gone back to All About Reading and Spelling. This week Anthony and Christian completed lessons 31,32,33,and 34of AAR Level 3 and step 13 of AAS Level 2. Lillian completed lessons 11,12,and 13 of All About Reading Level 2. She also is working on Talking Fingers an online reading, writing, and typing program.
Preschool: Emmie is working on an ABC book from Homeschool Copywork and some worksheets from her Horizon's Preschool .
Other Activities This Week:
Monday: The girls had gymnastics and Christian had a soccer game. His game ended just as the girls and I got to the field to see if we could catch the end.
Tuesday: Alex had a soccer game.
Wednesday: We had Kid's Club. It started raining while we were there, really hard. On our way home only about a mile from our house, the road was flooded and we could not get home. So we had to turn all the way back and go a different way. That way too had a lot of water on the roads but thankfully were passable!
Thursday: Games were cancelled because of all the rain Wednesday.
Friday: My baby boy turned 9!
I hope you had a great week in your homeschool!