Friday, May 10, 2013

Homeschooling and Life: May 6-10, 2013

   We had a good, but busy, week. We had to be out of the house more than usual due to extra theater practice-our homeschool co-op's play performance is this coming week. I can't wait to see Doodles & Bug & their friends perform "Beauty is a Beast." After this coming week, our co-op will be on summer break. When we return in September, I get to teach...YAY!!! I'll be teaching Five in a Row to K-2nd grade. If you look back in the early years of my blog, you will see that I used FIAR with Doodles & Bug in their younger years. It was so much fun, and it provided some of our best learning experiences. I am so excited about sharing it with a new group of children! Meanwhile, though, here are the highlights of this week's learning and life experiences:

Treat of the week

Bug's vampire bat project for his co-op science class

Bug read about signs of a hard winter as part of his Narnia unit study

More signs of a hard winter

Bug learned about eels as part of his Narnia unit study

Bug wanted to learn more about the slender giant moray eel

Yum! Pics of eel dishes

Recipe for fried, we didn't cook this!

Bug's illustration of a slender giant moray eel

Bug and I used dice to study probability in Saxon Math

Bug completed a worksheet about St. Paul's Dome and Stonehenge as part of his Narnia unit study.

Bug summarized "The Fox and the Stork"

Doodles read about Confucius as part of her study of ancient China in Oak Meadow 6

Doodles wrote a paragraph about how one of her friendships relates to Confucius' teaching on harmony in relationships

Doodles also studied the teaching of Lao Tzu and wrote this paper about the three treasures in modern society

Doodles studied plant reproduction this week. We picked a camelia to use with this topic.

Doodles identified the parts of the camelia...

and she took it apart to look at & identify the inside parts.

Doodles used a magnifying glass to study a picture in art...

and so did I.

If you look closely, you will see a dry erase marker number line on our ceramic tile floor. I used this to help Doodles' understand addition and subtraction with negative numbers.

Doodles uses her "free study time" to read about the FBI. She is interested in detective work.

This is Doodles' copy of part of the picture we studied in art this week

Painting this week: I joined in & this is my rainbow.

This is Doodles' rainbow

This is Bug's rainbow

This is Baby Girl's painting

Bug used his "free study time" to read about video game design

I surprised the kiddos with some freshly-baked chocolate chip cookies


Rita and John said...

Love the paintings!

Jean said...

I don't know how you can bake those cookies without eating them! And we are looking forward to my girls doing FIAR with you at co-op next year, too!

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