Our Family

Our Family

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Homeschool Wrap Up Week 7 ( District Fair )

The District Fair was this week.  It was the first time we have shown animals there.  It is an hour drive for us one way so we decided to take the camper up and stay rather then drive back and forth every day.  The camper went up Sunday afternoon to reserve our spot.  The goats had to be in place on Wednesday afternoon and were released on Saturday night.  I could have loaded up our school stuff and taken it with us, but I didn't.  That made for a short homeschool week for us. 

Week 7 in Our Homeschool

Bible: We finished Vol 5 of Answers For Kids.

Read Aloud: We read 3 chapters in Forensic Faith For Kids.

History: We completed lesson 11 in America's Story on America at War Part One.

Science: We finished reading Chapter 7 in Apologia's Exploring Creation with Human Anatomy on the respiratory system.  The children completed  copywork and vocabulary notebooking pages.  We have a few things left to do to complete the chapter.

Spelling/Reading: In AAS Level 5 the boys finished Step 22.  In AAR Level 2 Emmie completed lessons 4 and 5.

Language Arts: Anthony and Christian watched the week 3 video for SWI A, but did not write the paragraph.  Emmie completed 2 lessons in Language Lessons for a Living Education 2 and Lily completed 2 lessons in Hake/Saxon Grammar. 

Math: 2 lessons in Math Lessons for a Living Education were completed by Christian, Lily, Emmue, and Anthony. 

Other Activities This Week:

Tuesday gymnastics and soccer were cancelled.  Which ended up being a good thing so I had more time to get things ready to go!

Wednesday we had to load everything up to get go to the fair.  Then I went to church with Emmie, Lily, Anthony, and Nick for Kid's Club while Art took Alex and Christian to the fair grounds. 

Last week it was over 100 degrees on Wednesday.  This week it didn't get above 70.  We got a lot of rain early in the week and Hope got a ton of rain right before the animals started arriving at the fair.  And when I got up Thursday morning it was 58 and raining.  It stayed dreary and not very warm until Saturday.  There was mud everywhere!!

After Kid's Club ended the rest if us headed to the fair grounds,made sure the goats were settled down for the night and got settled down ourselves.

Thursday morning after taking care of goats we went to see how the children's exhibits did.  At our county fair every exhibit entered earns a ribbon but not at the District Fair.  Lily, Emmie, Christian, Nick and Alex  entered 3 or 4 things (we did not send any of the LEGO sets.)  Christian won 3rd on his bat house and his bird photo.  Alex won 2nd on his string art and Nick won 2nd on his Star Wars puzzle.

We watched the pig show for a little while and headed back to the camper for lunch.  After lunch the girls and I went home to take care of animals there.  Then Lily had piano and Emmie had dance and we headed back to the fair to bath and touch up goat hair cuts for the show the next day.

Friday morning was the goat and sheep show.  Alex won 3rd in his class and Christian won 5th in his.

That night we went to the rodeo.

Saturday morning was the rabbit show.  Lily won 3rd with the mini lop.  Nick won 2nd with both of his mini rex's.

I was very glad to see the sun Saturday!  We walked over to the playground with Lily, Christian, and Emmie to play in the afternoon.

At the fair there was an outside circus that did a free 30 minute show twice each night.  We saw the show three times. 

We also went to the pig races.

I was really glad we took the camper.  It was very nice to be able to go back and eat lunch and relax in the afternoon especially since it wasn't very warm and so wet and we didn't have to get up even earlier.  We had a lot of late nights and I could leave the children that didn't need to get up sleeping in the camper with one of the older boys.  I under estimated the amount of food we would need though and did have to run to the store on Friday when we ran out of everything!

We had a good time and it was a good experience for the children.  I am tired today though and have a ton of laundry.  We will have to tackle grocery shopping tomorrow before we get busy this week.  A minor illness has been running through the family.  So far all the men have come down with sore throats and runny noses. Maybe the ladies will be spared.

I hope you had a great week!

Happy Homeschooling!

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Homeschool Wrap Up Week 6

We had 3 doctor's  appointments that interrupted our routine a bit this week. Monday we had two appointments.  I had to be out of the house in the morning for my doctor appointment (hoping some new medicine might get some of stomach issues back under control) and in the afternoon I had to take Nick for a vaccine that the school requires.  Monday Lily was still complaining of a lot of pain in her knee so I made her an appointment for Tuesday morning and then had to take her for an X-ray.  Since we still do not have the results of that I am assuming all is well (surely they would have gotten in touch if it wasn't.)  They did say to have her wear a brace when doing gymnastics or anything strenuous for the next little while and they want her to have a Physical Therapy evaluation to see if she needs PT to strengthen her knee.  But, she is doing much better this week-end and not complaining of any pain so I am not sure that will be necessary. 

Week 6 in our Homeschool

Bible: We did several lessons in Answers for Kids Vol IV.

Read Aloud: Our morning read aloud is an upcoming review called Forensic Faith for Kids.  We read 4 chapters of it and have continued to read The Interrupted Tale for our evening read aloud along with the Felicity American Girl series.

History: We completed lesson 10 in America's Story 3 on The World at War.

Science: We picked up where we left off in Apologia's Exploring Creation with Human Anatomy and Physiology.  We started reading through Chapter 6 on the Respiratory System and did the Try This activities.

Spelling/Reading: The boys finished Step 21 in AAS Level 5. Emmie started AAR Level 2.  She completed lessons 1,2, and 3.

Language Arts: Christian and Anthony did a keyword outline, rough draft, and final paragraph on starfish and then we went over a keyword outline and paragraph on pearls together.  Lily completed 4 lessons in Hake/Saxon grammar and Emmie completed 4 lessons in Language Lessons for a Living Education 2.

Math: Lily, Christian, Emmie, and Anthony completed 4 lessons in Math Lessons for a Living Education.

Art: At a homeschool co-op this week they made small clay sculptures and a butterfly wing collage.

Other Activities this Week:

Monday Nick had a robotics club meeting and started Refereeing 5 and under soccer.

Tuesday was gymnastics.  Lily sat out.  Then we had sandwiches and chips at the park.  Christian had 2 games, one at 6 and then one at 8 ( I am not going to day what I think about this year's soccer schedule but we will survive)  It felt like 106 degrees when the first game started at 6.

I went over to take a picture of Nick on the 5 and under field.  All of those children looked so small!  It doesn't seem like Nick ever was that little on the soccer field, but of course he was.  He started playing when he was 4.

Wednesday we had Kid's Club.

Thursday morning the goats decided to cause some damage to their pen that had to be repaired.  Then we had to give worm medicine (goats have to have a lot of worm medicine) and cut the new rabbit's toe nails.

That afternoon Lily had piano.  Then Emmie had dance.  When Emmie was at dance Lily and I went to the park and finished the school work she didn't get done during the day.  Then we decided to take a lap around the walking trail, nice and slow to see how her knee would feel.  We were almost back to the pavilion when the sky opened up and it started down pouring!!! The lower temperature felt really nice!

Friday we had a Geography Through Art co-op on Africa and made clay sculptures and butterfly wing collages.

Saturday was a rainy fallish day.  Lots of laundry was done, some camper cleaning to get ready for our stay next week at District Fair, and I went over all of Nick and Alex's school work to see where they are at so far.  I also signed Nick up to take the October ACT.

I hope you had a great week!

Happy Homeschooling!