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Sunday, April 10, 2016

Homeschool Wrap Up Week 28

We did not get as much school done this week as we usually do.  One day this week we missed morning school work (that was planned.) Another day I knew we were going to be gone in the afternoon but I had thought we would still get our morning work done.  Then reality set in when I realized we had a ton of things that needed to be done around the house before we could leave so we just skipped it.  Next week we will have to do a little catch up.  I did not take many pictures this week.

Week 28 in our Homeschool

P.E.: One day yoga and one day of Family Time Fitness.

Bible: We started lesson 7 of Grapevine Studies, The Resurrection.

Read Aloud: We read one chapter of YWAM Heroes of History: Thomas Edison.

History: We finished the reading of lessons 76-78 in The Mystery of History Vol IV on The Assassination of Anwar Sadat, The Fall of the Berlin Wall, and Saddam Hussein and the Persian Gulf War.  They will have to complete the rest of the activities next week.

Science: Didn't happen

My Father's World Adventures: In Pioneers and Patriots we read about the Sante Fe Trail, Oregon Trail, and California Trail.  In our state study we completed California and Minnesota.  Our science topic was solids, liquids, and gases.  We continued reading On the Banks of Plum Creek.

Art: Didn't get to it.

Music: We completed the Week 2 Handel activities for Music Appreciation Book One for the Elementary Grades from Zeezok.  We read aloud a chapter from the biography on Handel, listened to three different tracks on the CD, completed the workbook activities and a lapbook activity.

Math: Nick, Alex, and Lily completed Lesson 26.  Anthony and Christian worked on extra worksheets I made using the worksheet generator.

Grammar/Writing/Literature: We completed lesson 30 of Fix It! Grammar.  Alex completed 4 lessons in Writer's In Residence.  Nick is still reading though Treasure Island.  Anthony and Christian did a key word outline and paragraph on Sheepdogs.

Reading/Spelling: This week Anthony and Christian completed lessons 34,35, and 36 of AAR Level 3.  Lillian completed lessons 14,15, and 16 of AAR Level 2.  Spelling didn't happen.

Preschool: Emmie is still working on her ABC book from Homeschool Copywork and some worksheets from Horizon's Preschool.

Anthony made this Minecraft guy out of paper. He used the Math U See blocks to measure.

Other Activities this Week:

Monday: The girls had their last gymnastics class for this year.  I had a homeschool meeting I needed to attend after gymnastics so the girls went with me.  Christian had a soccer game so Art picked the boys up from gymnastics and took all the boys to soccer.

Tuesday: Alex had soccer practice.

Wednesday: The girls had their hair cut and their nails painted at a salon.  It was Emmie's first hair cut.  Lily has had hers trimmed a few times before. (we just trimmed some off the back to even it up and trimmed their bangs)They loved it!

We also had Kid's Club.

Thursday: We had an opportunity to see the play How the Camel Got His Hump.  The theater is about an hour drive from the house and the show was about an hour.  It was a really good play.  All of the children enjoyed it except my oldest son.  After the play we had ice cream and had to run several errands.  We used our last Book It coupons and grabbed some pizza and headed to the park to play while we waited for soccer to start.  Christian and Alex both had games at the same time so we sat between the fields to watch them both.

Friday: The 4 H Awards Banquet.  I had to use my phone to take pictures because my camera was dead!! Lillian and Christian received a Cloverbud Award for completing their journals.  They also served as greeters.  Alex gave a speech about his experience last summer at CSI Camp.  Nick, Alex, and Anthony all won District Record Book Awards.  They each got a t-shirt and a pin.  At the District O' Rama they will also get trophies.  Anthony and Nick also won County Champion.  Points are awarded for everything 4 H that you participate in.  Every year they choose the top 4 and give them a County Champion Award.  You can only win it once every three years.  Nick has won once before so he got a hoody.  This was Anthony's first time to win so he won a duffle bag with his name on it.  I was very proud of all the children!  Now that Emmie is old enough to be a Cloverbud she can do a journal next year.

We are trying to get some things ready to plant in the garden.  We already planted our beans and squash that grew in our garden in a glove experiment.  We also planted our Pizza Garden from our Ecosystem in a bottle.  Lily, Emmie, and I planted several different types of seeds today, and I have been working on getting the garden ready.

I hope you had a great week in your homeschool!
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