Homeschooling: Mid-End of March
Well, March has been a very busy month. We've had lots of doctor's appointments, tests, procedures, etc. and we still have more to come. I don't want to broadcast details of my daughters' (yes, both) medical issues on a public blog, as I respect their right to privacy, so I'll just ask that you pray for both of them and for our family. Meanwhile, though, we have managed to keep our school going. It's so helpful to keep the routine moving along. Here are some of our highlights from the recent weeks:
|Preschoolers: Learning about numbers (2)|
Doodles and Bug are still moving through Sonlight's Core D+E. We are about to finish the read-aloud Caddie Woodlawn, which has become a new family favorite-especially for Bug! Each child had to complete a history report this week. Doodles chose to write about the cotton gin, and Bug chose to write about Thomas Edison. Doodles is still learning about the history of medicine in science, while Bug is currently studying about insects. Both are moving right along quickly through their math studies. Doodles took a Latin test this past week and scored a B (those pesky derivatives!) and Bug is continuing to enjoy learning to write in cursive. We also took time to watch two movies: Old Yeller (after Doodles finished reading the book) and The Wizard of Oz (after Bug finished reading the book.) It was interesting to compare/contrast the books with the movies. We found the greatest differences to be in the book The Wizard of Oz and the film based on it. We are looking forward to the week ahead, and, I must confess, I've already placed a couple of orders for next school year & will buy the remainder of what we need at the end of April (hopefully.) Can't wait for Sonlight Core F (Eastern Hemisphere)!