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Homeschool Days

I really don’t feel like we are “Back-to-school” yet because I’m finishing up some other school stuff. I don’t know what’s going on with me and schooling lately. You’d think after 13+ years I’d have this figured out, ack!

So starting next week I’d like us to get going with more full days of school. We won’t start our official year but we’ll get started. January is when I plan to dig into their new books. Right now I’m still ordering and getting things ready.

Here is some of what Lance is using right now.
Simply Language Arts
I love taking close-ups of his hands.
Simply Language Arts
He’s unscrambling words from Simply Language Arts. He’s a bit on the older side with using 3A so this was a bit easy. It was his first time unscrambling words so I was wondering how he’d do. I’m happy that he figured it out pretty fast!

The other day we were looking at a picture book. It was about Abraham and the talk of how God saved Lot from Sodom and Gomorrah came up. Lance said, “God couldn’t find 10 good people only 4 and that’s why he destroyed it”, he made me smile because Lance was thinking about the exact number in Lot’s family. His wife and two daughters. Nothing to do with school but it's something I want to remember :)
Simply Language Arts
His copywork was to copy words on index card. The word are from the passage of the week. He then put them in alphabetical order. This is something else we haven’t done a whole lot. We have touched on it now though.
Simply Language Arts
So again, I was happy to see that he was able to do this easily, yay Lance!
Bible Heroes from IEW
Lance is also practicing making outlines using Bible Heroes. The original age for this is grades 1 & 2 but can be used for 5th grade as well so that’s what were doing. When I first saw this book come out I fell in love with it.

Again, I love how God’s Word is the theme. It gives us a chance to talk about God and his stories. I love it. It reminds be of the days when I used Rod and Staff with Josh and Annette. Our school was like one big Bible learning study day.
Bible Heroes from IEW
I’d love if Lance was the coloring type but he’s not, sigh.
Bible Heroes from IEW
His completed key word outline. He practiced telling back the story using his KWO.
This week Ethan’s copy work is coming from Brookdale House: Writing from Early Modern History.
Brookdale House
Each day I write what he will complete in a spiral notebook.

And Ethan checks off what he completes. Pretty simple and inexpensive.
Brookdale House
Ethan copied the passage and circled the nouns. I love his handwriting. It’s so neat. 
He’s always been the one kiddo that has really neat penmanship.
Bible Pace
Ethan is still completing some of his PACEs. This one is his Bible PACE.
With our read aloud/unit study of Douglas MacArthur we continued to fill in the timeline, map, and fact sheet.
Douglas MacArthur
Douglas MacArthur
I didn’t take a picture of Lance’s work.

And this is how our table looked this morning and right now in fact!

3 comments

  1. Thank you for sharing the picure of your table. It looks strikingly similar to my own! We had a "soft" start week this week and will hopefully be on our full schedule next week. Hope you have a wonderful school year!

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  2. Hi, LouAnne (love your name), I'm glad we're not the only ones with a dinner table that's used for school :) This is actually a good table day ;)

    Thank you, and likewise with the school year.

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  3. Our table also looks like that throughout our school day! We are kitchen table homeschoolers :-)

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