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Sunday, April 9, 2017

Homeschool Wrap Up Week 28

Just a few more weeks in the school year.  We do some school all year round but are starting to wind down in some of our main subject areas.  Curriculum that we started in the fall we will finish.  Some things we did not start until after the new year and those we will just find a good stopping place and pause until the new school year begins.  Our summer schedule usually consists mostly of review items and I try to make sure we are doing a little math and reading every week.  I am no longer following the suggested schedule in ECC, I reading ahead in several areas and going to condense the two week schedule for the last few countries into one week so we can get this curriculum finished up.

Week 28 in our Homeschool

P.E.: We did 3 days of Family Time Fitness.

Bible: We read about North Korea in Window on the World.  The memory verse was Matthew 22:37-40.  Our Bible reading was from Matthew 23:1 through Matthew 24:35.

Read Aloud: We finished Gladys Aylward and read two stories in Kingdom Tales. For our afternoon read aloud we are still reading Shepherd. Potter, Spy and the Star Namer and in the evening we read several chapters of The Quest for Seven Castles.

Poetry: Still working on Rebecca, Who Slammed Doors for Fun and Perished Miserably.

E.C.C: We finished up Japan this week.  We did the flag sheet and read about Japan in Children's Atlas of God's World.  In science we read about beaches and estuaries.

History: We did two stops in Passport Ancient Greece on Sparta, Thebes, and the Coming of the Macedonions, and Alexander the Great (my son Alexander enjoys this topic!)  We also watched two episodes of Drive Thru History.

Art: We completed the Korean Wedding Duck project from ArtAchieve.

Language Arts: Anthony and Christian completed 4 lessons in Reader's in Residence which included reading the first two chapters of Sara Plain and Tall.  Lily completed 3 lessons in Eclectic Foundations B. 

Spelling/Reading: The boys completed step 3 and 4 in AAS Level 4.  Lily completed lessons 22 and 23 in AAR Level 3. 

Math: My girls are buzzing along in their MLFLE books.  Sometimes they do more lessons then I assign them.  I know they did at least 4 lessons but they may have done a few more.  Christian and Anthony competed 4 lessons in their books.  Alex completed 4 lessons in Teaching Textbooks 7.  He has asked me to find him a different curriculum for next year.  I am not sure what he will do.  Nick completed lesson 27 in MUS Geometry.

Nature Study: I am so counting our 4 H meeting on insects and plants as nature study this week.

Digital Savvy: Trying to use this with 2 boys, plus having Alex's math and language on the computer, plus using online art lessons, plus me needing to read Passport Ancient Greece and Color my conversation on the computer to save paper has not been working with only one computer.  So I bought another cheap laptop so we will have more then one and everyone can get their work completed a bit more efficiently.  The boys finished up chapter 3 and started on 4.

MFW Creation from A to Z: Emmie started the unit on Z for Zebra.  She did the picture card page, handwriting page, and sound discrimination page. 

Other Activities this Week:

Emmie and Lily made these cute wooden spoon dolls.

Lily also made this bird feeder to put underneath her bird house that has a bird in it.

Monday Christian had a soccer game and Alex had a practice.  I had Mom's Night Out, so I dropped them off at the field and Art was able to meet us over there and stay with the children so I could leave.

Tuesday the girls had gymnastics but there was no youth or soccer so we got to home afterwards.

Wednesday we had Kid's Club and Anthony had Confirmation.

Thursday we had a 4 H Meeting and both boys had soccer at 6.

Friday we went grocery shopping and ran errands.  Emmie complained of a sore throat and that night fell asleep on the couch during pizza and a movie.  She woke up and went straight to bed.  All weekend she has had a stuffy nose but no fever.

This weekend the boys and their daddy built a chicken box for our chicks that will be arriving this week out of scrap material that we had around the house and some chicken wire.  My husbands ability to fix and build things always amazes me!

I hope you had a great week!

Happy homeschooling!
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