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Sunday, January 15, 2017

Homeschool Wrap Up Week 17

P.E.: We did 3 days of Family Time Fitness.  I need to find the time to look for a workout DVD that we can rotate with FTF.  The children are pretty tired of our yoga DVDS.

Bible: We read about Turkey in Windows on the World.  In Hero Tales we read about John Wesley.  The memory verse this week was Matthew 6:19 and our Bible reading was Matthew 12:46-12:30.

Read Aloud: We finished our morning read aloud on William Booth.  For our afternoon read loud we read 3 chapters of 21 Balloons.  We finished our evening read aloud, The Ruby Moon.  The children were not happy that once again it ended on a cliff hanger and the next book does not come out until April.

Poetry: We are memorizing the Eagle by Alfred Lord Tennyson. 

E.C.C: We continued our study of Germany.  We reviewed the location of all of the countries in Europe.  We read some facts about Germany in Children's Atlas of God's World, and I had Alex read us some phrases and colors in German.  He has been studying German and his pronunciation is much better then mine.  I added in a notebooking page on Johann Sebastian Bach and we took a look at some famous castles in Germany.  In the science portion we read about rivers and streams and living by rivers and lakes.

On Saturday I cooked some German dishes for supper: potato pancakes, pork schnitzel, and green beans.  Emmie and I made a German apple cake for dessert.

Art: For art this week we did castle drawings.

Apologia Astronomy: In Exploring Creation with Astronomy we completed the chapter on Saturn.  We did some experiments with a bottle rocket.  That was fun!

Language Arts: Lily has been working on verbs in her language arts book, Jolly Grammar.  In Language Lessons for Today, the boys wrote a short composition on ostriches.  I also read The Fox and the Stork and they narrated it back to me.  They each wrote the fable in their own words.  We talked about homophones and they wrote 6 sentences using see, sea ,here, hear, by, and buy.

Spelling/Reading: In AAS Level 3 the boys completed Step 18.  In AAR Level 4 they completed lessons 44 and 45 .  In AAR Level 3 Lily finished lessons 10 and 11.

Math: Nick completed lesson 16 in MUS Geometry.  Alex completed four lessons in Teaching Textbooks.  Lily, Christian, and Anthony completed 4 lessons in Math Lessons for a Living Education.

MFW Creation from A to Z: Emmie finished up "g" for "goat" by doing her goat badge and we read A Year at Maple Farm.  She started "C" for "cow" and did her picture card page, handwriting page and sound discrimination page. 

Nature Study: Our nature study this week was on the moon.

All American History and God's Design in Nature: Nick will be starting on the second volume of AAH by the end of the month. In God's Design in Nature he has finished through Chapter 7 worksheet 2. 

Other Activities this Week

Tuesday the girls had gymnastics.

It was 75 degrees Tuesday so we went and played at the park until it was time to drop Nick off at youth.

Wednesday we were back at Kid's Club.

Thursday was Nick's birthday.
Card Lily made for Nick

Friday we did our errands and grocery shopping.

I hope you had a great week!

Happy Homeschooling!

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