Friday, September 7, 2012

The start of our school year has began.


We began school this week!!  Whoop Whoop!  It has gone much better than I could have hoped for.   Moods were great, work got done and I am afraid of falling into thinking that this is how it could be all the time.  Ahhh, one can hope….

My Album 2-012 

1- Katey had to wear a digital clock around her neck each day and randomly asked her to tell me the time.  I also told her at what time certain things would be happening, such as lunch, her friends getting home from school, etc.  She has done so great, and her time telling and time management skills have greatly improved because of this.  

2-Tommy has totally been loving his physics lessons.  So far the measuring one has been his favorite.  He had to measure a can of soda and see if what they said on the can was true.  Then I let him have to soda after.  (A real treat in our house.) 

3- Emily did a density experiment which worked out perfectly.  She is using Prairie Primer.  This experiment was taken from How Science Works .

4- Tyler and I made his very first Tot Book.  We did the Cars one.  He was extremely excited about this and often asked me to get it out for him. 

5- We made a huge timeline of the history of salt.  Yes, salt.  This has had an important role throughout our history.  It was a fun and engaging lesson for all of us.  Watch for the review of this coming soon. 

These next pictures are all from Prairie Primer .

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1- Emily learned about the history and mechanics of guns.  IHEA has a really good Gun Safety Course. 

2- Owl Pellet dissection.  My husband couldn’t believe I paid for puke.  haha.  Our favorite resource this week.

3- Corn Cob Doll.

4- A working diagram of a lung. 

We have had such a fun week.  The little kids and I finished up Blueberries for Sal.  Watch for that post coming soon as well as a more in depth look at our first week with Prairie Primer. 

This post is linked up to:

 Weekly Wrap Up 

Collage Friday

Homeschool Mothers Journal

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Stefanie said...

Looks like a wonderful week. Love how you used the timer. What a great idea.

Unknown said...

we loved owl pellet dissection last year -- it was the highlight of the year, and I'm not kidding!

Thanks for linking with Collage Friday!

Laurie said...

Sounds like a wonderful homeschool week! I love the telling time lesson.

Full Time Wife Life said...

Looks like an awesome week! I also follow 1+1+1=1 and MISSED finding that tot book! My kids are Cars freaks! Thanks for sharing that. Can't wait to see what else you guys do this year!

Susan said...

I've been planning to get some owl pellets to dissect in the reasonably near future.
I'll be curious to read more about your use of Prairie Primer.
Thanks for linking at Favorite Resources!


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