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Week 27/Day 139

Friday, March 30, 2012

It seems a few times a year I get the blogging blahs. It's really weird because I love to blog but I just go through a time when I don't know what to write or have the energy. Strange for a gal like me who loves to write about her days.

Week 27. Day 139. March 6-30, 2012.

Because I'm in my weird blogging mood, I'll do like I did last week. A review with pictures. It won't be so detailed. Who knows, maybe once I get started it'll get my blogging juices flowing.

Well, for starters we did a few science experiments, thanks to a product I'm reviewing.




I had a new student this week. My nephew Little J.
He joined in on some homeschooling fun.
Making and Egyptian collar from Little Hearts School
Here he is squeezed among my busy little bees.
 A 'Little People' break.
 
I love watching the Little People myself.
 All comfy and relaxed.
 Read aloud time.
 Sticker time.
The children have been so helpful with keeping Little J. busy.

My Preparing boys finished another unit (almost). They still need to make the timeline cards.
The boys studying together.
Last week we started God's Great Covenant, a study of the New Testament.
 Brent, finishing his Independent History.
 Brent, writing his written narration.
 Caleb, completing a lesson from Ko's Journey.
Made an invisible message.
Ethan, almost finished his unit.
My friend Dee, sent some beginner chapter books. Ethan right away picked the Detective Dog series. There is actually three books but I couldn't find the 2nd at the time when this picture was taken.
 Ethan, only completed three lessons this week of Teaching Textbooks.
He also did some copywork, read from Phonics Pathways and studied his spelling words.

Lance, climbed the walls.
 Completed Unit 4. I tried to stay on task by writing what needed to be done on the acrylic cookbook holder.
 Made an Egyptian collar.
 Practiced his times tables via Timez Attack. He still needs to get his addition and subtraction fact memorized. Lately he's been fascinated with multiplication. He also made a multiplication book.
 Had puzzle time. Annette reading from her America the Beautiful history book.
Annette's drawing has improved this year with using Taking a Nature Walk with Aunt Bessie.
 My desk this week.

 Joshua, has matured so much this school year. He went from me making out his school schedule, to him doing it on his own. He corrects some of his own work now too!
Here he is working on Systematic Math.
Hope you enjoyed this Week in Review with pictures.


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Schooling in Comfort

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

These two critters are all curled up in their blankets that Grandma Estela gave them.
They are schooling in comfort. I was reading from the book Grandfather's Box.

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Ethan

I was trying to take a picture of Ethan smiling. For two months now he has two gaps where his teeth fell out. I think it's going on two months now. 
It so hard these days to get a picture because all of a sudden he has become camera shy.
 I love the way he smiles....
 and laughs.


Ethan is the boy with many names. Nature Boy, because he loves to be outside getting muddy, climbing a tree or the shed. When he was younger he was fasinated with bugs. The boy was not afraid of anything.
Taco Boy, this is the name my dad has been calling him lately because he loves Jack-in-the-Box tacos.

Ethers, just because it comes from the name of Ethan.

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Week 26/Day 134

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Week 26. March 19-23, 2012.

Preparing School
This week Caleb and Brent were excited to use Mathematical Reasoning Level F.
They completed four pages (they started this yesterday).
 My Preparing boys completed Unit 12. This weeks focus was The Israelites in Babylon.
They made a scroll.
 One of their vocabulary words was 'cherub'. They wrote the word, definition, and a sentence. They were suppose to draw a picture, but I looked one up on the Internet, printed it and they taped it to the index card.
I accidentally printed a few extra, so Caleb drew faces on them. He made one good and one bad. Like in the cartoons he made one say, "Do the right thing" and the other say, "No, do wrong". I guess he must have watched one of those old cartoons.
Brent and Caleb, completing their math pages.
 Brent, wore that bag on his head all day.
Day 5, they had to draw a dinosaur, cut it up and switch. Brent had to put Caleb's dinosaur together and vice versa. This was so they can see how hard it is to put the bones of one together.

Here is a sample from last weeks written narration. The underlined portion is the prompt from the Heart of Dakota Guide (HOD).
Brent's;
In Israel, Athaliah tried to kill of her nephews but one of the nephews got saved by Jehosheba the daughter of Athaliah. They hid him in the temple untell (until) he was seven and crond(crowned) him king and Athaliah was killed.

Caleb's;
In Israel, Athaliah tried to wipe out the royal family. Except one of the nephews was saved by Jehosheba his aunt. His aunt hid him in the temple on tell he was seven then Jehoiada crowned him king. The wicked grandmother came and shouted treason but the guards urested (arrested) her and put her to death.

After they write them I go over it with each one. I talked to Brent about his run on sentence and so forth. I would like them to copy the corrected narration but they already have so much writing to do. I'll have to figure something out.

Beyond School

Ethan completed Unit 12 and this weeks focus was on Samoset and Squanto Help the Pilgrims.
Below is one of his Rod and Staff assignments. He completed four lessons.
 With Rod and Staff, he is on unit 1 lesson 21. This year and through the summer, he will continue with R&S level 2. Once the new school year starts in Sept. I'll switch him to level 3.

Artistic Expression this week, he made 'PEACE' heart. God is with us through good and bad times. We have peace through the Holy Spirit.
Ethan, completed four Teaching Textbooks lesson. Next week he will start lesson 84.
He also practiced reading from Phonics Pathways.
I'm not sure where I'm going with this. I want him to use All About Spelling (he's almost done with level 1) but Phonics Pathways is so easy to pull from the shelf, sit on the couch and read.
Our Storytime book this week was 'Freedoms Wings'

Little Hearts
Lance, completed unit 3. His unit focused on Abraham and his Descendants.
On day five I was reading from Devotions for the Children's Hour, when we finished he said, "It's hard to be good but easy to be bad" so, we had a talk about that.
Lance, also completed four days of Math-Whizz and four days of All About Reading.
Lance learned about God's gift of the nose.
 He had to smell and match.

 Brent wanted to try too.


Annette

Josh
Reading his history book and taking notes.

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