Friday, September 14, 2012

Homeschooling Week: Sept. 10-14, 2012

We had a good week, for the most part. We started co-op this week, and the kiddos are really enjoying it. We go every Monday. I had to make one adjustment, though, because Apologia Physical Science proved to be WAY over Doodles' head. As a new sixth grader, the material was just too difficult for her. It is geared toward 8th graders, so we will be going back to it in a few years. Meanwhile, though, I am putting together my own science program for her, which is exciting for both of us. Also, I must add that I am totally in love with our main programs this year. Sonlight Core F is just awesome (Doodles), as is Further Up and Further In (Bug.) I have had incredible discussions with each of them. I am also learning so much myself! Oak Meadow Preschool (Baby Girl) is such a gentle and beautiful program. We are truly thrilled this year! Here is a glimpse into our week:

Doodles' current science books

Doodles' first science assignment this week: fine something interesting in nature...she found a spider.

Doodles' sketch and writing for "her" spider

Doodles' report for this week (Sonlight Core F)

Bug found a lizard...not an officially scheduled nature study, but natural curiosity and love of creepy, crawly things!

A mushroom that Bug snapped a picture of, again, just b/c he enjoys nature :)

Bug sketched a picture of the herb honesty, as part of his Further Up and Further In study (hey, I didn't even know such an herb existed until now)

A supplementary book that Bug and I used this week: we read the essay entitled "Sometimes Fairy Stories May Say Best What's to be Said" (quite advance reading for Bug, but we read it together and he "got" it)

Bug and I also read a poem from this book entitled "Deadly Sins" (another deep disussion ensued)

As part of Bug's Further Up and Further In, we discussed coronations, and then we read about The Crown Jewels online, and he completed a worksheet about them. His project choice was to design a crown, and Doodles decided to join the fun!

The King and Queen

Baby Girl is, of course, our little princess

Bug's worksheet about The Crown Jewels

Baby Girl enjoys our outside meal time

Bug was not "all work" this week. He did get some "play."

Bug also took time to see-saw with Baby Girl

Baby Girl really loves spending time outdoors. She is a natural at nature study!

Baby Girl loves walking...and the grass.

And she also loves lying in the grass!

Baby Girl plays with her kitchen set. We are still working on helping her understand "how" to play with it, but at least she is opening and closing the oven door now.

A couple of books that Bug will be reading to supplement our next main book in Further Up and Further In, which will be The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe



Faith said...

Looks like a good week for all!

redkitchen said...

It was a really good week.

Rita and John said...

Love seeing how you all are learning! Your Baby Girl looks so happy outside. And we love CS Lewis around here too!

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