Saturday, November 24, 2012

Homeschooling and Life: Nov. 19-24, 2012

We had another good week and a nice Thanksgiving. We just spent a relaxed Thanksgiving day at home with just "us," which was very peaceful. We had a delicious meal, and then we decorated for Christmas. The only thing missing was my oldest son and his wife. They are in Hawaii, where he is currently stationed. This will mark the third year in a row that he hasn't been home for the holidays. It is one of the sacrifices that military families make. I am so proud of him, but sometimes it is so hard to be apart! That being said, however, it is important to focus on our many blessings. Here are just a few:

Treat of the Week

Doodles used this set as part of her Sonlight Core F studies

Doodles wrote these and hung them in her room.

Doodles' nature study page

Bug and I enjoyed several great discussions as part of his Narnia unit study, Further Up and Further In. I am so glad we found this study. It is really wonderful!

Snapped this shot on a nature walk...can you spot the yellow butterfly?

My sweet hubby and Bug, getting in some exercise...I love these guys!

After Thanksgiving meal nap...does it get any sweeter than this? Daddy and Baby Girl :)


Saturday, November 17, 2012

Homeschool and Life: Nov. 12-17, 2012

We had another good week. Yay!!! Baby Girl is continuing to do much better, which is wonderful. Doodles has had a good attitude (praying that continues), and she is really enjoying learning about China--her little sister's birth country! Bug is still enjoying his school year. I am so glad we chose this Chronicles of Narnia unit study for him. I highly recommend it! We've done some baking this week, I treated myself to some sugar free goodies. Now we are looking forward to a little Thanksgiving break! Here are some of our moments from the past week:

Treat of the Week

Buttermilk pie that I made for the family...NOT low carb friendly, so I didn't eat it

But I did use these in my coffee...YUMMY!!!

Doodles' new nature study book

Doodles picture of nature: look closely & you can see two squirrels

Doodles second nature pic: bug on the side of our house

Doodles researches Chinese art

One of Doodles' China research pages

Another of Doodle's China research pages (this one is about Confucius)

Bug stayed up late to draw football plays...he is his father's son!

Bug works on area and perfect squares, as well as multiplication facts

Bug studied horses this week as part of his Narnia unit study. We started reading The Horse and His Boy this week.

Bug painted a scence from The Horse and His Boy

And Doodles got an early Christmas present!


Monday, November 12, 2012

Homeschooling: Week of Nov. 5-11, 2012

Treat of the Week

Baby Girl loves to sneak into the bathroom when we're schooling!

Baby Girl also loves to try to sneak out the door...thankful for dead bolts!

Doodles decorated pumpkin won first prize at our co-op's harvest festival

And Bug took home first prize in the baking contest

Cut and color for me...yay!!!

Doodles got in some "daddy" time.

Bug made a lapbook for The Lion, the Witch, & the Wardrobe, this is the cover

Part of Bug's lapbook

Another section of Bug's lapbook

Another part of Bug's lapbook

Final section of Bug's lapbook

We had a good week. Doodles is working on a big project for the China portion of her Sonlight Core F work. We will post those pics when she's done!


Saturday, November 3, 2012

Homeschooling and Life: Oct. 29-Nov. 3, 2012

Well, thankfully, we had a great week! I am so thankful for your prayers. Baby Girl had a significant decrease in meltdowns and actually enjoyed our outings this week. Doodles lost her nasty attitude (praise God, and let's hope she doesn't find it again.) And Bug did a great job, too! So, here's a look at some of our good times from this week.

Treat of the week

My Halloween "costume"

Bug was Batman

Doodles was a very convincing joker...creepy!

Baby Girl was Catwoman, and Daddy was just himself.

Doodles is making origami projects as part of her  Sonlight Core F studies.

Doodles read this book as part of her study of China. (And, NO, those aren't cheat notes on her arms...LOL)

Bug started working on his lapbook for The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.

Baby Girl's new hobby: hanging out in the fridge!

Chinese dinner prepared by Doodles: Egg Drop Soup, Homemade Egg Rolls, Rice...and of course a fortune cookie (which, by the way, was invented in California.)


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