Sunday, April 27, 2014

Homeschool and Life: April 14-27, 2014

We had a good couple of weeks. I ordered new school stuff for Baby Girl. She is now using Sonlight P3/4. I am going to stretch it out over several years with her until she's ready for P4/5. Bug and Doodles are working on wrapping up their studies. Here's a peek at our last couple of weeks:

Sonlight P3/4, doesn't it look beautiful all spread out on MY dining room table? :)

And it looks wonderful sitting on MY shelf!

I'm also reading this book to Baby Girl.

Bug read this book to learn about colonial times.

We studied The Voyage of Life series of  paintings for art study this week.

Doodles and I made a pendulum for science.

Doodles sketched this diagram of the digestive system.

Bug kept a schedule of food he ate for a week and placed it in appropriate categories.

Bug found this grasshopper on our front porch.

Doodles sketched this weed "Leonardo da Vinci" style.

Birthday Party: Call of Duty Ghosts

We celebrated Bug's 11th birthday this weekend. It's hard to believe he is this old!

Ghost Mask Cake

Scooter: Bug's gift from Mom & Dad

Easter 2014

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Homeschooling and Life: April 7-15, 2014

We've had a busy, but good, several days. We have lots of extra trips for orthodontic visits...which will continue for the next several years...but all is well. We are continuing with our studies and doing our best to keep our heads in the books. It's easier said than done sometimes! Here's a look at our recent life:

Doodles' painting

Baby Girl's painting

Bug's painting

Doodles' Renaissance Fresco

Bug learned about the immune system...

He took a quiz...

And watched a video.

Doodles works on her Spanish lesson.

Snail we saw during nature study time

Another snail :)

We also saw a couple of slugs.

Bug sketched the slugs.

Doodles sketched a snail.

Bug and I read about the immune system.

Doodles and I read "A Midsummer Night's Dream" as part of her Renaissance study.

We watched a gecko eat a moth.

We read this book..for old times' sake.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Homeschooling and Life: Week of March 31-April 4, 2014

We had a really good week. We enjoyed our break last week, but it was good to get back into the routine. Here are a few moments we captured this week:

Cover of Madeline lapbook-a sample for my Five in a Row co-op class

More of the Madeline lapbook

Copywork in Madeline lapbook

Science section of lapbook

Schedule, Rhymes, and Math Manipulatives

Fingerprint lupines for the story Miss Rumphius, also Five in a Row

Our new flowerbed...welcome spring!

Hanging basket

Swing...for these lovely spring days

The azaleas are blooming!

Doodles enjoys hanging out on the back of the truck

Hubby playing ball with the kids

Bug...deep in thought

Doodles' sketches: same picture, different horizon lines

Signs of spring

Doodles' petal rubbing

Bug's sketch of a spring day

The famous School House Rock series. We watched a few this week.

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