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Sunday, December 17, 2017

Homeschool Wrap Up Week 16

I have no pictures this week.  My phone is having serious battery issues and most of the time I am home it is charging.  When I have been out if I have to use it for anything it goes to almost dead.  So I haven't been using it very much.

This was our last week before we take a long Christmas break.

Week 16 in our Homeschool

Bible: We finished the Weave Your Word in Me Bible study.

Read Aloud: We started and finished The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson.  We read this book every year.  It is very funny and the children enjoy that part of it.  But it also carries a very good message.  It is the story of a family that is the worst family in the community, that ends up being the main roles in the Christmas pageant in church.  They do not know the Christmas story.  It always makes me cry to read it aloud....It is a short book only 7 chapters and 2 a day can be read easily.

History: We completed lesson 16 in America's Story on the United States right after the revolution to the Constitutional Convention.

Science: We read lessons 13 and 14 on Leonhard Euler and Rene Antoine Ferchault de Reaumur in Science in the Age of Reason.

Geography: This week's country of study was Iceland.

Spelling/Reading: Lily completed lessons 8,9,10,11 and 12 in AAR 4.  Emmie completed lessons 27,28, and 29 in AAR Level 1.  The boys completed step 24 in AAS Level 4.

Language Arts: Christian and Anthony finished 4 lessons in Readers in Residence.  After the break they will still be working on Charlotte's Web.

Math: They all completed 4 lessons in MLFLE.  I am looking at maybe getting Math Mammoth for Christian as a supplement.  They have worktexts that focus on just one topic and I wonder if just working through multiplication again might help him build more confidence.

I have switched Alex off of the Monarch Math and back to UnLock Math.  Monarch required too much reading and most of the answers are multiple choice so he could guess and not really know or understand the concepts.  I am hoping with UnLock Math he will be more successful. 

Other Activities this Week:

Tuesday the girls had gymnastics and Nick had youth.

Wednesday was Kid's Club.  Emmie was running fever and stayed in the parlor watching movies on the iPad.

Thursday was music lessons.

Friday the Nick and Alex went bowling and played laser tag with 4 H Teen Leaders.

Saturday we went on a hayride and did some Christmas caroling (in the rain!)

I hope you had a great week!

Happy Homeschooling!
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