The semester is winding down for us. Nick only has 8 school days left in his robotics class and we only have 4 homeschool days left before we take a long Christmas break.
Week 15 in our Homeschool
Bible: We completed lessons 30-33 in Weave Your Word in Me Bible Study.
Poetry: Our poem this week was Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening by Robert Frost.
Read Aloud: We read 5 chapters of George Washington True Patriot this week completing the book.
History: This week we completed lesson 15 in America's Story on More Stories of the Revolution which talked about spies, families and women in the war, and Betsy Ross.
Science: We completed lesson 12 on Daniel Bernoulli in Science in the Age of Reason.
Geography: This week's country of study was Denmark. Did you know LEGO comes from Denmark? Do you know which Disney Princess comes from Denmark and why?
Spelling/Reading: The boys completed step 23 in AAs Level 4. Lily completed three lessons in AAR Level 4. Emmie completed 2 lessons in AAS Level 1 and finished map 4 in Reading Eggs.
Language Arts: Christian and Anthony are working through the modules on Charlotte's Web in Readers in Residence. I have not really done much language arts with Lily this whole semester. She did some worksheets on Super Teachers and did some comprehension stuff with The Magic Stories but that was it. I need to decide if she will start back with Eclectic Foundations or if I will be able to find her something she can work on on her own....
Math: Like reading, math is one of those things that is so easy for some and so terribly difficult for others and I wish I knew why or what magic solution would make it easier. But this week wasn't as bad as last so that is a good thing. All of the elementary children completed 4 lessons of Math Lessons for a Living Education this week.
Other Activities this Week:
Monday was the Christmas parade. It was so nice outside, in the 70's. Last year I froze!
Tuesday the girls had gymnastics and Nick had youth. Emmie fell and hurt her arm. It was a minor injury she was fine that evening but only did tumbling for about 20 minutes and sat on my lap the rest of the time.
Wednesday was Kid's Club.
Thursday Lily and Alex had music lessons.
After that was our 4 H Christmas party.
Friday was the Christmas recital. They have only had lessons for about 3 months and both were nervous (actually Alex didn't want to do it at all!) The teacher told me it would last 3 1/2 -4 hours! I was a bit nervous about that since it didn't start until 6:30 and my girls go to bed usually at 8:00! But they did a 30 minute intermission about an hour into it and had a potluck meal and it ended up that we were finished by 9:15. They both did great with their songs. I was very proud of them!
The four younger children made our gingerbread house. Not our best one ever!! But they had fun making it.
I hope you had a great week!