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I am a crunchy Christian mom to four boys and one girl ♥ We are a homeschooling Family. Our family can't stay still for long. We are always on the move. Our homeschool is inspired by The Well Trained Mind, Waldorf, and a bit of Charlotte Mason. Our lives are inspired by The Word of God, Jesus, Miracles, and sunshine when we can find it.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Week 8


I'm working on math lesson 6.
I did 3 pages of italics.
I did a quiz in Winston grammar.
We all did parts of our history timeline.
We all worked on chapter 15 where we read about how Metacom waged war on the English colonies.

I'm on lesson 8 in math.
I did 5 pages in italic.    
I did two stanzas of The Land of Nod poem.
We read Chapter 15 in Story of the World.  We read about the Huron.  I drew a Huron Mask.  The French gave smallpox to the Huron's.
I'm on chapter two in Science.  I'm learning about cells.

Escher  (Mom is writing this for him.  He has had a rough week.)
He worked on book 1.7 in Progressive Phonics.  He read the words did, big, bad, dad, dod, bob, dog. 
He is on Lesson 9 in Math.  He learned about place value of tens and ones. 

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Week 7

I looked at camel hair, fruit fly, and shrimp eggs.  Porter made slides.  I looked at orange juice, pond water, spit, and baby slobber.  Farmer Boy had a birthday. Him got a yoke for his cow.  Him got a sled and him play on it.  I write acorn and seeds. I write my name.  I count triangles.  I write numbers. 

I did 5 pages of handwriting. I am in lesson 7 in math. I am in chapter 8 in story of the world. We read Amistad Rising. Escher and I went down to the lake with droppers.  We got some water.  Put it in the yoghurt cup.  Put it in the slides and found living organisms. 

I did 4 pages of handwriting.
1 page of math.
chapters 6,7,8 of story of the world.
2 lessons of grammar.
2 lessons of spelling.
I read 3 chapters of harry potter and the prisoner of azkaban.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Week 6 as reported by the boys

Escher's Report
I did schoolwork.  Color a lock.  I wrote L.  I count blocks.  (In History) She sitting on a person.  She won't sit on pillow.  I colored a picture of the woman.

I did handwriting. I learned  about  adjectives  that  tells  whose.

In history, i learned about slavery. I'm in lesson 6 in math.

I worked on lesson 6 In math and I worked on history and writing. In history I learned about slavery.

Monday, October 5, 2009

week 6 Monday

I'm really enjoying the planning pages I've been making.  They work wonderful.  We have quite a bit of flexibility with them.  And, I've been allowing myself to not do every single thing.  I'm sharing this weeks plan.  First day and it's already a mess.  But, I don't feel bad. They are all such useful notes.  When this week is over, I use it to plan next week. Then file it my Mommy Notebook. 

We have been enjoying reading The Sign of the Beaver. It gives us chances to talk about the time period, stereotyping of Native Peoples, and could my boys be that brave. It's been the first thing we do for the last week and a half.  It's been quite awhile that we have all be so interested in the same read aloud.

E and I are awaiting Farmer Boy. I wasn't sure I would enjoy reading these book to the boys.  I really enjoy them as a child, so I think I remembered them being more girly than they are. Actually, so far they have been perfect for the boys.  I wish I had read them to the older, two.

Today we started an introduction to slavery. We read the first section of Chapter 7 in The Story of the World:Volume 3.   I plan on doing some part of Hands of A Child Slavery Lapbook.   But, we will just do it on paper and put it in our notebooks.

They all finished some handwriting and Math.  P did a lesson in FLL 3 and we worked on his poem he is memorizing.  E worked in his tree workbook a bit.

I wished we had gotten a bit more done today.  But, I was so busy this weekend I didn't do any planning.  I am finding it works better if I do the planning and ripping and printing on the weekend. 

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Week 5

We read the book Corn is Maize.  Then we found some things around our house that contained corn.

Gibran Week 5 Report
This week in math i learned how to use overlays to solve fraction problems.
and in history we learned about the mayflower compact and the pilgrims and we did our timelines.
in grammar i did 2 worksheets.
in spelling i did 2 spelling tests.
in science we learned about corn and the different types of corn.

The older two, starting their timelines.

Porter's Week 5 Report (typed by mom again this week)
Did my Math early.  I finished it all by Sunday.  Mostly multiplying by 3.
(In First Language Lessons) Trying to memorize The Land of Nod poem.  I'm, also, doing diagramming.
(In Science) I'm doing this tree thing.  The first page, how you can tell how old is a tree.  Counting the rings inside.  We read a book about maize. The real name of corn is maize.
I drew the Mayflower.  We did our own Mayflower Compact.  Squanto showed how to grow corn.  You fertilize the ground, and put a seed in there.  They put a fish before they put the maize seed.  Then the fish the rotted.  
We slept in the tent last night, Gibran and me.  

Escher Week 5 Report (typed by Mom)
Squanto was a person, an Indian. I learned about people names.  I learned about branches and leaves.  Putting fish in ground and bean then squash then it turn in corn.  We found chips and popcorn and babypowder and soup. Me write my name. 

Here is the link to the coloring page. I sure wish I could get him to draw more for History. He draws a lot otherwise. But, I hate coloring pages.