Sunday, February 15, 2015

Homeschooling and Life: Week of Feb. 9-14, 2015

We had a good week of schooling. We had one Valentine's party to attend on Friday and will have another to attend tomorrow. We finished Book 3 of the Harry Potter series and have moved to Book 4. We also had some nice weather days and were able to enjoy being outside. Here's a look at our week:

We finished The Prisoner of Azkaban and watched the movie. We used this guide and this website for discussion help. 

We started The Goblet of Fire this week.

We also like this site for literary discussions.

We listened to music by the Strauss brothers for our composer study this week.

I am reading this book to Baby Girl for the next couple of weeks.

The kids' boxes that we decorated for Valentine's Day parties.

Baby Girl enjoyed her outside time.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

The Lost Hero Giveaway Winner

Congratulations to Sydney! She won the Rick Riordan book. I contacted her this morning to give her the good news. Don't worry if you didn't win this time. I'll be hosting more giveaways in the future, so be on the lookout!

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Homeschooling: January 2015

January was a month of mixed emotions. I had a case of the post-holiday blues. That made it hard to get back into the school routine, but we did it. On the plus side, we are still enjoying the Harry Potter Unit Study we are doing this year. Also, it's nice to get back into a routine. Here's a small peak at what we did last month:

We learned about wolves.

I used a cereal box to help Bug understand solids in math.

Bug uses the iPad for school regularly.

Bug captured raindrops.

He could easily see the different sizes of raindrops on a piece of black construction paper.

My parents gave the kids a Giga ball for Christmas. It is a BIG hit! We use it during our outside time. What a fun way to spend recess!

Bug did a science experiment. In the background, you can see our low carb, gluten free peanut butter cookies.

Here Doodles is telling Bug about the chapter she is reading in Forensic Science.

Baby Girl is "helping" Doodles with her math.

No school day is complete without a little goof off time!

Merry Christmas - Better Late Than Never

I finally got around to blogging about Christmas. We had a wonderful celebration this year. I am especially grateful that my oldest was able to be home for the first time since the 2009 holidays. I hope you all had a great holiday season.

Self-Care That's Not So Fun

As promised in my previous post, I am now going to talk about self-care that's not so much fun. This kind of self-care involves thin...