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Friday, January 20, 2012

Homeschool Recap, Jan 20th (Week 17)...

In my life this week...
Michael started his classes.  It was a little stressful there at the start, but he, of course, pulled it off beautifully and seems to be enjoying it so far!  I'm so proud of him - he's a stinkin' professor!  Haha!  It's awesome!  Took Preston for his 6-year check-up this week, he's gained 5 lbs and 3 inches since last year.  Checked out great, except the quick vision screening they gave him resulted him maybe needing to get a real vision test soon?  One eye wasn't quiet perfect, but... honestly, he was in a mood and wasn't completely cooperative so I dunno if it was that or a real vision issue.  I guess we'll have to take him to get tested at some point just to be sure!

My favorite thing this week...
Sneaking out of the house on Thursday evening to have coffee with my friend Candi!  We got kicked out of Starbucks 'cause they closed, and as we sat in her van still chatting away, we were completely surrounded by a street racing meeting or something.  It was pretty funny.  But, most of all, I just love spending time with her - and I needed a break from my house!

A photo to share:
It was so warm today (77degrees in the middle of January!?!), that we had a lunch picnic in the backyard!  The boys loved it.  And it really was a beautiful day, even though, personally, I could go for a tiny bit of snow right about now.  =)

In our Homeschool this week...
Tot School:  Nothing new on the tot front.  Same 'ole mischievous monkey havoc around the house.  It's a good thing he's cute...

Bible: Proverbs 2-:22, "Do not say "I will pay you back for this wrong!" Wait on the Lord and he will deliver you."  We finished off Jacob and moved on to Moses this week.  Preston did a great job of writing a recap of the story of Moses in the Basket.  He put some effort into his writing, and it came out so great - yay!
Illustrating Baby In The Basket

Reading/Writing: Worked on the various reading rules and all that.  Lol.  This part is never very exciting, but he trudges through it and doesn't seem to have much problem.  So, that's nice.
Math: We talked about fractions this week.  He did great, seemed get it just fine. Read several fraction books (see below) and did the Complete Book of Math sheets on the subject.

Science:  The science theme this week was the start of Science with Water, we just talked about the basics of water... what it is, what it does, it's 3 forms and whatnot.  We did a few little water "experiments" along the way.  In the picture below, I put one cup of water in each container and asked him which one had more.  The answer was that they were all equal, of course!
Which one has more water?

Music/Art: This week's hymn was still "Amazing Grace!"  We also talked about the alto saxophone, which I used to play in concert and marching band all through school.  For art we looked at a French portrait of two girls, and worked on differences in lighting from Drawing with Children.

Spanish: This week we started talking about words having to do with family. 

We are using My Father's World First Grade. See our curriculum here.

Blog Hoppin' with:
The Homeschool Mother's Journal Weird Unsocialized Homeschoolers 

1 comment:

See Jamie blog said...

Looks like you had a wonderful week. Great photos of your activities as well. And a friend to steal an evening away is a real treasure!