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Week 15/Day 75

I frequent the Heart of Dakota (HOD) forum and that's where I got the word 'floating' from. So when I say I am floating (sounds like a ghost) it simply means I'm going between the children and their subjects or getting one started, only to turn around and start with another child. The word works for me ;)

Week 15. January 2nd~6th 2012

All four older children started their day with Latin. This week they completed 3 day so of Latin. We are on chapter 7 and still need a few more pages to finish.

While I was working on Latin with the four older children, I found my two youngest playing so nicely.

My Beyond boys (Ethan and Lance) completed this week~Unit 3-Day 1 and 2.
Reading About History~I read two chapters from Stories of the Pilgrims. I read about a family living in England who have to hide to worship God. They do not attend the church of King James.
Poetry and Rhymes~I only read the poem. Ethan was suppose to copy parts of it.
Bible Study~I read our Bible passage and we discussed the verses using the HOD Guide as our spring-board.
Artistic Expression~Ethan and Lance made a stone wall, with some vines and flowers. This tied into our history reading. The home of the family had a stone wall around their inn.
Science Exploration~read from God's Wonderful Works. Did a little experiment on how the bees carry pollen.
Storytime~I read two chapters from our read aloud book, Gladys Aylward.
Language Arts~Ethan, completed 1 lesson from All About Spelling,1 lesson from Rod and Staff 2, over two days and read two chapters from his Bible Reader. Lance, completed 2 lessons from All About Reading, this consist of phonics, spelling and reading.
Math~Ethan, completed two Teaching Textbook lessons and Lance, completed three math lessons.

They only completed two days because Grandpa Joe, took Ethan out to run some errands with him. Since I school them together I wasn't able to do Beyond Little Hearts with them. We started Thursday instead of Wednesday with Unit 3.
 Lance made my bed so we could read his reader. Gotta love the Batman comforter.
Ethan is learning about phrases and a complete thought/sentence.
 I read a phrase and a sentence. Ethan, had to tell me which was a sentence or complete thought. I would write the sentence on the board and he copied it. After reading all the sentences which made a short story I then read all the phrases and there was no story, just a lot of jumbled, uncomplete phrases.


My Preparing Boys (Caleb and Brent) completed Unit 1~Days 1-3.
Reading about History~I read 3 chapters from Grandfather's Box and we discussed what was read.
Storytime~I read verses from Ephesians & Genesis. The verses tied into our history reading from Grandfather's Box.
Poetry~I read The Swing daily, we rewrote a stanza and copied it and discussed the poem.
Research~We researched the what a 'coat of arms' is using the computer.
Vocabulary~the children picked a word from the list in the HOD Guide and wrote the definition using a dictionary.
Geography~The children looked at a map and found the the city, state, country and continent.
Bible Study~Practiced Psalm 1:1-2, we discussed the verses through the week using HOD Guide as our springboard.
Language Arts~both boys completed 1 lesson from Shurley Grammar, 2 lessons from All About Spelling, 1 dictation (that they will need to practice again) and 1 writing assignment (the poem).
Independent History Study~Using Draw and Write Through History, they drew pictures and copied a paragraph.
Science Exploration~they read 5 pages from One Small  Square: Arctic Tundra, they sketched a few pictures, narrated and copied some sentences. They learned that the Arctic Tundra is found across northern Alaska, Canada, and Siberia.
Math~Caleb, completed two Math-U-See lessons and Brent, completed 3 Teaching Textbook lessons.
Brent, answering some science questions.
 Read from One Small Square: Arctic Tundra.

Brent, copying a paragraph in cursive from Draw and Write Through History.
 A close-up of Brent, writing. He still has trouble reading cursive, so we read the passage together before he copied it.

Joshua, started school on Wednesday. Daily he did history, Bible, math, Latin, and writing. He also took notes from the Bob Jones lectures (dvds) and rewrote them.
Annette, like Josh, started back-to-school on Wednesday.
She completed daily, history-America the Beautiful, Analytical Grammar, Bible using AWANA, writing, and copywork.

Another week completed at Homeschooling6!
Blessings,
Linda<><

8 comments

  1. It's posts like this that make me feel warm and fuzzies for HOD again even though I absolutely love what we're doing now. Gah! lol Hope you all continue to enjoy your year!

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  2. Hats off to you mom! Looks like a productive week.

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  3. Linda,looks like a great comeback week! Brent has lovely handwriting!

    Have a blessed weekend in the Lord! Rest up lots!

    :):):)

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  4. I love the One Small Square books. Looks like a productive week.

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  5. Sounds like a great week! Are you still using Latin for Children? We were using that last year, but only made it through about 9 chapters....Trying to decide if we will use it again next year maybe.

    -Kim/TLCA

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  6. Linda - it sounds like you had a great week! I really enjoyed seeing all of your pictures - your children are precious. They are also doing such neat work with HOD. I remember the bee pollen experiment from a few years back - that was a fun one to do. Right now, we are doing "Preparing Hearts for His Glory" too, and my ds is really loving it. I do the "floating" thing too, as we are doing 3 HOD guides. We love our days homeschooling! Hats off to you for a great week!

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  7. Linda - it sounds like you had a great week! I really enjoyed seeing all of your pictures - your children are precious. They are also doing such neat work with HOD. I remember the bee pollen experiment from a few years back - that was a fun one to do. Right now, we are doing "Preparing Hearts for His Glory" too, and my ds is really loving it. I do the "floating" thing too, as we are doing 3 HOD guides. We love our days homeschooling! Hats off to you for a great week!

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  8. Wow! You got a lot done. You're homeschool looks very productive and impressive. Makes me think I'd better get busy.

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