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Sunday, May 8, 2016

Homeschool Wrap Up Week 32

This week went by in a bit of blur.  I was under the weather of the weekend and unable to do several things that I wanted to and needed to do.  So Monday morning rather then having school we headed to Walmart to do out grocery shopping.  We did get our afternoon school work finished.  We did not do any school work on Thursday because of a field trip.

I have been spending a lot of time trying to figure out my plans for our next school year.  I do spend a lot of time figuring out what curriculum we should use and what activities we should be a part of and I will be talking about those choices soon.  But those are not the most important things.  Yes I want my children to have a good education and I try to make it fun and interesting for them as best I can.  But really the most important things I want them to learn is to love the Lord with all their heart, soul, mind, and strength and to love their neighbor as their self.  I want them to accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior and to know about God's Grace. I want them to be people who can be counted on to do what they say they are going to do.  I want them to have a good work ethic no matter what they choose for their career.  I want them to stand up for what's right even when (I should say especially when!) it is not the popular choice.

One thing that I have learned is that you can only plant the seeds and nurture them for awhile.  The time will come when our children have to choose what kind of person they will be and what kind of life they will live and then all you can do is sit back and watch and pray.

Enough rambling.  On to our weekly wrap up!

Week 32 in our Homeschool

P.E.: We skipped it this week.

Bible: We read 2 chapters in Get to Know King David

Read Aloud: We completed 2 chapters of The Minstrel in the Tower.  We are doing the Progeny Press study guide (upcoming review) to go along with this book.

Science: We continued with our reading of The Geology Book.  Anthony learned about the Zodiac in Memoria Press's  Book of Astronomy.  Lillian completed 2 days of Week 3 in Science Shepherd Introductory Science.

My Father's World Adventures: We finished Mountain Born.  In our state study we learned about North and South Dakota.  In American Pioneers and Patriots we read about living on the plains.  In Birds, Nests, and Eggs we read about the House Sparrow, Blue Jay, Ruby-Throated Hummingbird, and Red-Winged Blackbird.  In First Encyclopedia of Science we read about light and color and friction.  We also finished up the last magnet activity.

Music: We started the week one activities of Joseph Haydn.

Art: We finished up the last activity of our ARTistic Pursuits chapter on paper.

Math: Nick finished lesson 30 of his book.  Alex finished lesson 29 of his book.  Lily started working on lesson 28 of her book.  Anthony and Christian started lesson 27 of their books.

Writing/Literature/Poetry: We have memorized 6 poems from IEW Poetry.  Alex completed 2 lessons from Writers in Residence.  We did not do any PAL writing this week.

Reading/Spelling: Anthony and Christian finished step 18 in AAS Level 2.  They completed lessons  42 and 43 in AAR Level 3.  Lily completed lessons 20 and 21 in AAR Level 2.

Other Activities This Week:

Last Sunday afternoon, Art, Nick, Alex, and Christian went on the boat.  They caught a bunch of fish! I stayed on the couch and watched movies with Lily, Emmie, and Anthony.

Monday we headed off to Walmart to buy groceries.  On our way home we stopped by the greenhouse and bought some flowers and some vegetables for the garden.
the greenhouse has a playhouse

Thursday we went to Cossatot River State Park.  We had never been there before.  We were able to participate in 2 programs one on the water cycle and one on animal tracks.  The programs have no cost because in Arkansas part of our tax money goes to support the state parks and the educational programs that they put on.

The Water Cycle Program

 They really enjoyed the picnic lunch and the playground.

 For the animal track program the children got to choose a track, color, and scent for their animal track soap.  The moms made the soap while the children watched a video on the state park and played Animal Track Bingo.

This room was really cool!  We loved looking through here.

After the programs were over we went down to the river for a little while.

Saturday we finished planting the garden.  I have been working on it for several weeks.  We have planted green and yellow beans, tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, zuccinni squash, yellow squash, cucumbers, cantaloupe, watermelon, broccoli,and corn,  plus some marigolds, sunflowers, and lantanas.  We are hoping to plant some pumpkins but the ones we planted in our containers have not grown yet.

I hope you had a great week in your homeschool!
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