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Friday, January 11, 2013

Homeschool Recap, January 11th (Week 20)...

In my life this week...
Sickness.  We have been sick for weeeeeeeeks, but I think we're finally seeing an upturn.  I am feeling better, and the boys seem to be better, though they are both still coughing and producing tons of drainage (eww, sorry).  Michael went back to the doctor and got some different meds for labyrinthitis (ummm, ok), so hopefully he will be able to hear soon.  It sucks to work in an audio business and not be able to hear out of one ear.  Plus, he starts teaching his Audio II class next Tuesday... REALLY hoping he gets healed before that!  We had a homeschool support meeting on Tuesday and AWANA on Wednesday, it was so nice to get out of the house and do some normal things!

Other than that, Michael's parents are here so we're getting to see them a bit.  They're here till March, and the boys are eager to really get to spend some time with them while they're here.  
 
And we got back to school!
Back at it after a nice, long break!
In our Homeschool this week...
Tot School: We continued the 1plus1plus1equals1.net "Tot School" printables this week with letter "O" for Ostrich and other African Animals!  We read a lot of books featuring African Animals:  If All the Animals Came Inside, The Water Hole, The Lonely Lioness & The Ostrich Chicks, How the Ostrich Got It's Long Neck, Ten Little Animals, Nanta's Lion, African Animals and Jungle Jack Hanna's Safari Adventure.  We also joined our homeschool group for an interesting activity involving a missionary to Africa.  A young lady who has visited Africa multiple times recorded a video all about the areas she's been to. Then, after the video, we called her on speaker phone and all the kids had a chance to ask her a question.  The kids really enjoyed that!

Bible:   This week's name of Jesus was The Vine. Preston's memory verse is John 15:5 and we looked up verses in The Discoverer's Bible that talked Jesus being the vine and God the gardener. 

Reading/Writing: We continued Spelling by Sound & Structure. Continued with lesson 43-45 in Primary Language Lessons. We started our new read-aloud, On the Banks of Plum Creek, by Laura Ingalls Wilder.

History: 
This week Preston learned about the Louisiana Purchase, Lewis & Clark and the War of 1812.  We read from our Story of the U.S. about Thomas Jefferson's deal for the Louisiana Territory, read How We Crossed the West and watched a National Geographic documentary on Lewis & Clark's journey on Netflix and briefly read about the War of 1812 and writing of The Star-Spangled Banner in Red, White & Blue.  We studied about the state of Louisiana and read Four Little Old Men and The Story of Ruby Bridges, plus got some food from Popeye's Chicken.  The boys didn't like the red beans and rice, but I sure do!  Lol.
Yummy lunch!
Math: Preston continued Part B of Math Mammoth, Second Grade.  Finished up Chapter 6 of the book, and taking his chapter review, mixed review and chapter test.  He is zipping right through this stuff.

Science:  This week's theme was plants.  We read two pages of First Encyclopedia of Science.  We were supposed to do a corn kernal growing experiment, but I didn't have any... so we just didn't do it.  Preston read from some other library books on the subject: Start Science: Plants, People Need Plants and Trees, Weeds & Vegetables: So Many Kinds of Plants!

Music/Art: Finished practicing "There are Many Flags" and moved on to "The Star-Spangled Banner" to coincide with the info on the War of 1812 we learned in history.  Preston already knows the first verse, of course.  We also continued our World's Greatest Artists, Vol 1 unit study, with our second artist: Michelangelo. We read about his from Famous Artists and a book called Michelangelo's World.  We looked at some of his paintings and sculptures, including The David, the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel and The Holy Family.  Preston and Callen colored in a small part of one of his paintings while upside down to see what it was like.
Sistine Chapel puzzle, Callen working on "O"
Coloring upside down is hard!
Spanish: Continued with the next episode of Salsa. Reviewed some of the things we have previously practiced with La Clase Divertida, like A-W, 1-20 and body parts.  We reviewed words having to do with ""Doing Things" in our First Thousand Words in Spanish and went through some review using the Spanish Words & Phrases Flashcards


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



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1 comment:

Nichole said...

I love the Popeye's tie-in! The Sistine Chapel project looks awesome/challenging, too.