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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.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

A Bit of February

Our year is racing by. I still need a new camera. Ours works but my husband keeps running off with it. His phone takes perfectly good pictures, too. I think I have my birthday wish already!

I wish I had pictures to share. It is always the best part of blogging snd reading blogs...catching those glimpses of life and growth.


I did in 5 lessons in Math.  The first lesson I learned how to add and subtract with different denominators in fractions.  I learned how to add and subtract more than two fractions at a time.  I learned about converting a mixed number into a improper fraction.  I learned how to add or subtract with all types of numbers like problems with with mixed numbers and fractions.  I did the chapter 9 quiz.  In Language Lessons, I copied a poem which was five stanzas long.  It was about America.  In History, I did mapwork and my timeline for chapter 20 and 21 which was about World War I, The Russian Revolution, and communism.  I did two pages of Italics.  


Everything has chemical reactions.  Chemical reactions help things be alive, like animals, plants, and humans.  There are four general types of chemical reactions. The first one is combination.  The second kind is decomposition.  The third one is displacement reaction.  It happens when another atoms replaces one.  The fourth is exchange reaction.  I looked at the Usborne Science Encyclopedia section on chemical reactions.  I played a game online at http://www.knowitall.org/hobbyShop/siteAgent.html about chemical reactions.  I made an ingredient that is made for chalk.  I dragged bottles around and poured them into a cup.  They changed colors and made a thick white substance in the bottom of the cup.  I did long subtraction.  Like 29 + 36 + 45 + 89.  We ran the mile outside in PE this week.  We were going to play  soccer but plans changed.  It was a really nice day out.  In the pool, we did this thing where we had to make rafts out of supplies from the pool.  Everybody had to grab onto the raft and push it to the other side.  

I listened to Mom read Aladdin.  Aladdin got his lamp back.  I did math problems that equal ten.  I took the blocks and I needed to make ten out of them.  Like I made an 8 and a 2, 4 and a 6, 5 and 5.  I ran around the track without walking.  We can't walk.  We only can run or jog.  We had an obstacle course.  They put stuff everywhere to make the mind field.  Then somebody is blindfolded and their partner helped them.  They said left, right, forward, backward, or jump stuff.  I got to be blindfolded.  And, we need to have these flat things that you lift up and down.