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Sunday, November 20, 2016

Homeschool Wrap Up Week 12

This week we had several things going on and a few of them were doing the school day, so it was a light week for school work.  We are taking next week off for Thanksgiving break.  We are all ready for a break!

Week 12 in our Homeschool

P.E.: We did one day of Family Time Fitness and one day of bike riding.

Bible: We read about Romania in Windows on the World.  Our memory verse is Matthew 5:44.  Our Bible reading was Matthew 8:5-27.

Read Aloud: Our morning read aloud this week was back in Kingdom Tales.  We read 5 short stories.  We did not start a new afternoon read aloud because the books I ordered from Amazon arrived two days late. For our evening read aloud we are reading The Borrower's Afield.

E.C.C: We have started studying Europe focusing the next two weeks on Norway.  We read some pages on Europe in Children's Atlas of God's World and two pages about Norway.  We completed a John 3:16 page on Norway and labeled the countries of Europe on the map.  We reviewed the countries each day.  For the science portion we read about Northern Evergreen Forests and Winter in Northern Forests in Living World Encyclopedia.

Language Arts: Anthony and Christian copied the poem Try, Try Again.  Lily's assignment was on initial consonant blends.  Nick is working on sentence diagramming.

Spelling/Reading: Lily completed Lesson 1 of AAR Level 3.  Anthony and Christian completed Step 13 in AAS and lesson 33 in AAR Level 4.

Math: Nick completed lesson 11 MUS Geometry.  Alex completed 3 lessons in Teaching Textbooks 7.  Anthony, Lily, and Christian completed 3 lessons in Math Lessons for a Living Education.

MFW Creation from A to Z: Emmie finished the lesson on "o" for "octopus."  When Lily did this lesson two years ago I made both girls a really cute no sew octopus so they pulled those out to play with.  She did her math page, blend ladder page, and made her octopus badge.  We made an octopus out of our hands, colored a world map, and did a sea creature page.  We watched Finding Dory for our Friday night movie and watched the Wild Kratts episode about an octopus.

Emmie decided I wasn't teaching her to read fast enough so she gathered Levels 1 and 2 readers from AAR and took them to Lily so Lily could teach her to read!

God's Design in Nature and All American History: Nick is reading through his biography and historical fiction and completed lessons 46-48 in Science.

Other Activities this Week:

Monday Christian had a soccer practice.

Tuesday Chelsea needed a ride to an appointment in Hot Springs.  I loaded all of the children up and we headed to the museum after.  They changed their exhibit since the last time we were there and there was lots of cool new stuff to explore plus our old favorites.

We were home for an hour and had to head out to gymnastics.

Then we ate sandwiches at the park waiting for Christian's last soccer game to start.  They played hard but lost.  I am glad the season is finally over.  They enjoy playing and I love to watch them but it will be nice to have some evenings at home again!

Wednesday we had Kid's Club.  This was our last Kid's Club for the fall semester.  We will not meet again until January.

After Kid's Club Christian, Lily, and Anthony did some training to be acolytes during the church service.

Thursday we met with some homeschool friends so we could take some food and other items to a homeschool family who just lost their husband/father to cancer.  Afterwards we went ahead and did our grocery shopping because I did not want to go Friday afternoon.

Friday was our STEM 4 H meeting.  At our August meeting we were given a challenge to build a bridge using only 100 popsicle sticks and Elmer's Glue.  You were not allowed to cut or notch your sticks.  We were trying to see how much weight the bridges would hold.  All 4 boys made a bridge. Nick did his at the last minute and his glue was not dry so he did not participate in the glue challenge. Even though Lily is technically too young for the club she made one too just for fun all by herself. She did a great job!

All of the bridges held 14 pounds.  Most of the children did not want their bridges to break so they did not try to add any more weight.  Alex and one other boy decided to add more weight.  We tried different amounts first adding a 20 pound toolbox and putting the 13 pounds of rocks on top of it. Then we used 30 pound cinder blocks.  He had 2 blocks underneath the bridge and it still didn't break so they added a block on top of the bridge and it finally broke.

This girl came over Friday night for pizza and a movie.  So nice to have all the children home!

Sunday Alex turned 13!  He had a great start to his birthday when we got up before church and got a deer!  After church we had his birthday lunch and I made the cheesecake he requested.   I can't believe he's 13!

I hope you had a great week!

Happy Homeschooling!

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