Friday, January 21, 2011

Week's End Homeschool Update

Another week of homeschooling is behind us. It feels like we got a lot done this week, which is good.

On Monday, we talked about Martin Luther King and the kids and I watched videos online about Martin Luther King's life and also his "I Have a Dream" speech.

On Wednesday, we had a trip to the library followed by the homeschool gym class at the Y.

Patrick did three lessons in CLE Bible Elective. He only did math three days this week, two lessons in Saxon 6/5 and a couple of pages in Key to Fractions. He read the first two books of the Guardians of Ga'hoole series and wrote a short book report about the first one. I was glad to see him finish chapter 23 in Latin for Children A and chapter 6 in Spanish for Children A. He also practiced Latin online at

Here's a bit of Patrick's book report:

"I read The Capture last night. It is about owls and it is cool. In the book, Soren (a barn owl) is captured by Jatt and Jutt and was called an orphan.Jatt and Jutt took him to Skench and Spoorn at St. Aggies where he met Gylfie (an elf owl).

When they escaped they met Twilight (a great grey owl). Then the trio of them went to the desert and found Digger.

I would recommend this book because it is funny."

Delilah did four lessons in her CLE Bible workbook and three lessons in CLE Math 204. She also did four pages in Math Practice 1A (Singapore). She spent lots of time reading this week. For Latin, she listened to the Song School Latin CD and practiced Latin online.

James learned about Moses as a baby and colored a picture in Bible Pictures to Color. He did four pages in Counting With Numbers and played Zombie Dice (which totally counts as math). He watched the Leapfrog Letter Factory movie with Ben a couple of times. Next week, we're going to start more reading instruction. He only had speech therapy at the school once this week because of the holiday on Monday, but we did practice at home.

James doing math

For science, all of the kids watched a PBS "Nova" episode about dinosaur fossils. In addition, Delilah has been doing a lot of reading about recycling and "going green."

In history, we read Story of the World chapter 14. I thought it was neat that it overlapped with James' Bible lesson about Moses.

Tim has been reading through the book of Mark with everyone at bedtime. I'm happy about how consistant he's been about doing it every night.

In momschooling news, I read p. 1-17 in Ina May's Guide to Childbirth and p. 189-216 in Heart & Hands: A Midwife's Guide to Pregnancy and Birth. On Thursday night, I attended midwife Gloria Lemay's online "Fetal Circulation" class.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a good week.

    I love it with the subjects overlap like that too. Love the connections!