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Friday, September 28, 2012

Homeschool Recap, September 28th (Week 10)...

In my life this week...
So, the allergies have set in.  I LOVE Fall, and so I am willing to overlook the ridiculous amount of sneezing, itchy and watery eyes and sniffles.  But Thursday was CRAZY BAD.  I don't think I ever went half an hour between sneezes the WHOLE day long.  Yeesh!  C'mon, Fall weather and I'll completely ignore my symptoms and just enjoy it, I promise!

Books I'm reading...
I read and reviewed Unconditional: The Novel, and I also read the eVersion of Around the World in 80 Dates: Confessions of a Christian Serial Dater.  Yeah, I dunno why that jumped out at me...it just looked cute and I wanted something light and amusing, so I thought I'd give it a shot.  It was pretty entertaining!

Things I'm cooking...
I made a delicious crockpot recipe from Chef in Training yesterday, Bacon-Wrapped Apple Chicken!  Michael and I loved it, the boys hated it.  I was so surprised... it's got chicken, apples, brown sugar, bacon, and BBQ sauce... what's not to like about ANY of those things?  But both kids basically refused to eat it, so Michael and I had hearty helpings of it.  Their loss.  Lol.

In our Homeschool this week...
Tot School: We continued the 1plus1plus1equals1.net "Tot School" printables this week with letter "F" for Foot, and the other body parts.  We spent some time tracing Callen's whole body and his feet.  We played with MamaJenn's Education Cubes Body Parts theme, wiggling our toes and showing off our knees.  And we read lots of books on feet and the body: Feet, Centipede's 100 Shoes, Barefoot: Poems for Naked Feet, Dancing In My Bones and My Body, Your Body.
Full-size tracing of Callen!
Bible:  We used Mama Jenn's printable up on our Morning Board to help us memorize John 7:37, "Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink," and talked about how God gives Living Water. We looked up verses in The Discoverer's Bible that talked about Jesus giving water to the thirsty, or being the living water to our souls.  Preston copied the verse for his notebook, and we put the drop of water picture up on our poster.

Reading/Writing: We continued Spelling by Sound & Structure.  Preston aced both spelling tests he had this week, again.  Continued with lessons 16-18 in Primary Language Lessons

History:  We continued talking about the Revolutionary War, George Washington and Thomas Jefferson this week.  We read The Fourth of July Story, part of Red, White & Blue: The Story of the American Flag, added several pieces to our timeline and notebook, including the Declaration of Independence.  We continued Sarah Whitcher's Story.  We read a couple of other books as well: Discover Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Jefferson, a Picture Book Biography, The 18-Penny Goose and Sam The Minuteman.

Math: Preston continued along in Chapter 4 of his Math Mammoth workbook, adding over 10 and three-digit numbers.  He especially enjoys answering word problems, he says.

Science:  This week's focus was on disappearing water, using Science With Water.  We did a few experiments to see how water evaporated or didn't evaporate if it was enclosed in a plastic bag.  We have some colored sugar water set out, and are waiting to see what happens as it evaporates.  We also put some marker on coffee filter paper and put it in a dish of water, and watched as the colors moved up the paper.
Pretty experiment!
Music/Art: We continued the My Very First Art Book, using random items to make paint prints.  Things like bottle caps, cardboard, legos, etc.  Preston's artwork was very nice.  We also continued learning the three verses of Yankee Doodle.  And I had Preston read The Nutcracker Ballet aloud while we drove around doing errands one day.

Spanish: Continued with the next two episodes of Salsa, which included the story of The Little Red Hen and more We reviewed words having to do with "El Campo" in our First Thousand Words in Spanish.  And we continued on to Lesson 4 of La Clase Divertida!.

We are using Adventures in My Father's World. See our curriculum here.



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