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Sunday, January 22, 2017

Homeschool Wrap Up Week 18

This was a busy week!  4 H record books were due this week by Friday and I had 4 children that needed to submit them (Lily and Emmie will do cloverbud journals and they are much easier!)  A lot of time goes into doing record books.  The children can do some of it on their own but I have to help with a lot of it.  I thought I had gotten a pretty good head start by doing most of the picture pages over Christmas break, but while I was working on those, I lost my thumb drive.  So I had to locate more pictures ( I took them off of my blog) and retype all of the 4 h stories.  I also had an article I had to write for a blog I contribute to.  I try to get those done at least a week early but did not have a chance because of record books.  We had to work around school work and other activities this week, but record books were printed out and turned in on Thursday morning and my article completed 9:00 Thursday night.

We had school on Monday (local public schools were off) but we ended up needing to take a half day on Thursday.  Since Monday was Martin Luther King Jr. day, we started out our week talking about him and watched the I Have a Dream speech on YouTube.

P.E.: We did 2 days of Family Time Fitness and one day of yoga.

Bible: In Windows on the World we read about the Riffi Berbers.  In Hero Tales we read about Mary Slessor.  Our memory verse was Matthew 6:20-21.  We read Matthew 12:31-52.

Read Aloud: For our morning read aloud we read 5 chapters of David Livingstone.  In the afternoon we read 3 chapters of The 21 Balloons.  In the evening we have been reading The Green Ember.

Poetry: We started working on memorizing The Swan and the Goose by William Ellery Leonard.

E.C.C:  This week we started our study of Africa, focusing on the country of Kenya.  We reviewed the countries we have covered so far and labeled 12 countries on our map of Africa.  We read some facts about Africa in Children's Atlas of God's World, Classroom Atlas, and A Trip Around the World.  They completed their Jon 3:16 page and flag page and wrote some facts about the flag of Kenya.  I was proud of the children for writing facts on their own in the flag sheet instead of waiting for me to tell them exactly what to say.  In the science portion we read about grasslands and colored grasslands in on the world map.

History: We are reviewing Project Passport Ancient Greece from Home School in the Woods.  We did the Ancient Egypt study in 2015 and really enjoyed it.  This week we completed two stops in Ancient Greece. 

Art: For art this week they drew and colored The Kitenge Tree from Tanzania.


Apologia Astronomy: We completed the chapter on Uranus.  We also made a cloud in a jar.



Language Arts:  In Language Lessons for Today the boys did a picture study on a painting called Feeding Her Birds and wrote a paragraph on the painting.  We talked about the proper usage of these, those, that, and this, and read and discussed a poem called Who Made the Stars?  Lily's language arts is on verbs past and present tense.

Spelling/Reading:  In AAS Level 3 the boys completed step 19.  In AAR Level 4 they completed lessons 46 and 47.  In AAR Level 3 Lily completed lessons 12 and 13.

Math:  Nick finished lesson 17 in MUS Geometry.  Alex finished 3 lessons in Teaching Textbooks 7.  Christian, Lily, and Anthony completed 3 lessons in Math Lessons for a Living Education

MFW Creation from A to Z: Emmie is working on "c" for cow.  She completed her handwriting page, math page, and cut and paste page.  We read the poem The Purple Cow.

In the mornings when we are working on our school work, Emmie has been working in the Rod and Staff Inside and Outside workbook.  She really likes workbooks.

Nature Study:  Our nature study was on trees.

All American History and God's Design in Nature: Nick started All American History Vol II this week and completed lessons 1-3.  In God's Design in Nature he has completed through Chapter 7 worksheet 6. 

Lily has been doing a lot of art work this week.  She made this fish one day.


And worked on these drawings another day this week.

Other Activities this Week:

Tuesday the girls had gymnastics.


After that we killed time at the park waiting until it was time to drop off Nick.  It was supposed to be sunny and in the 60's.  It was NOT!  It was cloudy and cold!






Wednesday we had Kid's Club.  Part of our activities were things that required team work.

Thursday we had to get ready for our 4 H STEM Club Book Sale.  The library had a ton of books that they wanted to get rid of.  We wanted to raise some money to help us buy supplies and be able to compete in another robotics competition.  So we planned a book sale.  Thursday after lunch we went over to the library to pick up the books.  Some were already boxed and some we had to box up.

Then we had to unload them at the EH House.


And arrange them by type.  It took around three hours.



We worked the sale Friday from 12-4 and Saturday from 10-12 and then had to clean up.  We did not have half as many people as the last time we had a sale.  There were so many books left over and we had no place to store them.  Many ended up going to the recycling center.  The hardbacks we held on to and hope to sell in a yard sale.  We are happy that people that did come and buy books left generous donations. Every little bit helps!

I hope you had a great week!

Happy Homeschooling!
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