My week has been busy with lesson planning. We are about 1/3 through our school year. I made some new timelines for the kids and notebooking pages. The other timelines we were using worked but I wanted a timeline that had boxes. The timelines I made have boxes with lines for writing and some empty boxes for drawing. I will be putting them on my page at HSLaunch.com . I also finished Silly Guy's Science notebooking pages for Christian Kids Explore Biology. I worked on record keeping a bit but have some more to do. I also started thinking of next year already. I am trying to decide what to do with Sweet Girl for high school.
This week we made(and ate)Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies. I used to have a good recipe but couldn't find it anywhere. So I searched through some online recipes and one at http://www.pickycook.com/. I will post the recipe in a later post:)
Well, much of this week we seemed to be in auto drive:( I think it was the fact Thanksgiving is coming. The kids (and I)are looking forward to having a break to recharge the old battery.
Little Man learned the letter B. One thing he did was made this baby. I just think it is so cute.
For Science we went back yard bird watching. Silly Guy has started the bird unit in Christian Kids Explore Biology. Can you believe we didn't see one bird!! It was kind of a bummer. Then later in the day they heard a bird twittering around in the juniper in front of the house.
|Silly Guy's birdhouse|
Silly Guy also has been reading Freedom Train: The Story of Harriet Tubman(History).
In Math he continues to work on fractions.
Sweet Girl worked on study guide question's and reading in Apologia. She finished Streams to River, River to Sea which she said is a great book. She continues to read Tom Sawyer in Lit. Her writing assignment this week was to take Aunt Polly's soliloquy(in chapter 1)and then translate it into modern day language. This was fun and a little challenge.
I bought a new devotional for the family, The One Year Bible for Kids. Until now the kids have been working on their Bible assignments in Alpha Omega's Bible Lifepacs. These are great, but in addition I wanted something we could study together.
In History we are still reading History of US book 4.
Art-The kids finished painting the Turkey bowls.
This week I signed the kids up for the 4H Sking and Snowboarding Club. They meet twice a month through March and go Lake Tahoe. They are thrilled to join!!
Friday morning my husband called to give us the upcoming weather report-snow. We made a Walmart trip to buy snow boots, salt, and a shovel. By Sunday, we are supposed to get around 6-8 inches of snow. Little Man was born in HI so he's never seen snow before. He's so excited to see snow, make a snowman, and thow a snowball.
So that was some of our highlights. Hop on over to Weird Unsocialized Homeschoolers !