Friday, September 21, 2012

Birthday, Pirates, The Constitution, Sewing, Salt, Dancing, Ice & More! Our Week

The Homeschool Mother's Journal

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In my life this week…

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We have had so much family fun time this week.  It was Emily’s birthday last week and she got to celebrate it over the weekend getting her hair done.  She got blonde highlights put in.  She also made tie dye shirts with her friend.  Katey got to make one too. 

In our homeschool this week…

We have had a great homeschool week.  I am loving this year so much and so are the kids. 

1 & 3:  Tommy has been learning about molecules, atoms and elements.   He had to make a model atom -and a model element for water.  Then he made atom cookies with protons, electrons and neutron M & M’s.  Yummy!!   

2 & 4: Emily completed a project in her sewing class.  A tube style pillowcase.  Check out this easy tutorial.  She takes sewing from co-op, but she had some trouble with her machine, so she brought it home to finish it.  My Album 2-014

5: Emily also began a weaving project in Prairie Primer. 

6: We played a family game of build The Constitution as part of our We The People, Once a Week Unit Study.  The kids really had a blast with this game, and have been trying their darnedest to memorize the first sentence of The Constitution in order to break their record time of building it.  It has been neat to see the the teamwork they are putting into this.

1, 4 & 6:  It was Talk Like A Pirate Day this week and our library had a bunch of fun activities planned.  The kids got to go on a treasure hunt, make hats and eye patches and even walk a plank.  They had so much fun doing all these activities and more. 

2: Our pile of books from this week.  We listened to a short audio book by Roald Dahl in honor of his birthday last Thursday.  We have been reading The Declaration Of Independence.  This book has actually been fun.  It is a real eye opener of a book for me. 

3: Emily has been learning about nutrition this week.  She learned how to read nutrition label.  She found it fun comparing the nutrition labels on items that claim to be healthy vs. just regular food.  This picture shows her comparing diet mac and cheese to Kraft Mac and Cheese.My Album 2-015

5: Here we are playing a matching game that has to do with the language of salt.  This is from our Box of I.D.E.A.S.

7: This is one of my favorite pictures this week.  The night before I had read Tyler the book Are You My Mother? for the first time.  Ever since then he takes this little lizard around through the house saying “Are you my mother?” It is so dang cute.

8:  Here the kids are dancing to a song during music time.  I have never used a music curriculum like this before.  It is simple sing songs with actions.  Tyler and Katey love love love Music Together.

Helpful homeschooling tips or advice to share…

Take your time and enjoy the moments. Stop rushing learning.  It will happen!

Places we’re going and people we’re seeing…

We went on a family hike one afternoon.  We hiked down to a cave that has year round ice stalagmites.  The ice is nearly melted since it is the end of summer.  We can’t wait to hike again in the winter and see how much bigger it is.  It is not safe to go here in the spring due to the run off flooding the cave. 

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The third picture on the bottom row is a picture of a rock we found.  It is so neat.  One day we will cut it open and see what the inside looks like, since the outside is full of crystals.

My favorite resource this week was…

Our library, in fact it is one of my all time favorite resources.  I get books, videos, audios, and games from my library.  They have all types of electronic devices to check out, iPads, Kindles, Nooks, other tablets, etc.  The library is where many of our co-op classes are held.  They have great parenting classes and art classes.  They are always bringing authors or illustrators in, either in person or via Skype.   They hold teen, adult and children’s book clubs.  I am in love with our library.  

What’s working/not working for us…

What is working for us is the fact that we are sticking to our schedule.  It has made our days go so much smoother.

Questions/thoughts I have…

I am feeling ready to add more into our days.  I just have to figure out what, or if I want to keep it relaxed for a while.

I’m reading… 

We have a few read aloud books going on right now. I am not reading  much more than them.  They are quite a few that go along with We The People, and our family choice one is The Indian in the Cupboard .  The kids literally beg me to read more chapters each day in this book.

I’m grateful for… 

My hardworking husband!

A photo, video, link, or quote to share…

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4 comments:

Jessica said...

Stopping by from Mary's Link up. We have been learning about labels and nutrition for over a year now. It came in very handy when my youngest was recently diagnosed with food allergies. She knows how to read a label, what certain foods can be disguised as and how to keep herself healthy! The funny thing is that nutrition is a windy road....there is always something new to discover!

Jessica said...

Stopping by from Mary's Link up. We have been learning about labels and nutrition for over a year now. It came in very handy when my youngest was recently diagnosed with food allergies. She knows how to read a label, what certain foods can be disguised as and how to keep herself healthy! The funny thing is that nutrition is a windy road....there is always something new to discover!

Lexi said...

Sounds like a wonderful week! Great idea learning to read nutrition labels. I need to start teaching my oldest how to read those labels. I have some kids with food allergies so it would be helpful in many ways.
Stopping by from the Crew!

Susan said...

Looks like a very full week!
As a soon-to-be director of our own public library, I would agree that libraries are an awesome resource :D Your library sounds wonderful! Thanks for linking at Favorite Resources.

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