Homespun Homeschool Week #26

Week 26 of Homeschool: We made encaustic melted wax art with crayons, performed an experiment to learn how bees make honey, listened to “The Charge of the Light Brigade” read by Alfred Lord Tennyson, learned about Whale Sharks, discovered that our resident Dove Mama’s babies had hatched (!), read up for our trip to St. Louis and created a pop-up card of all the sites we plan to see, built a sea monster with a tilt sensor, began constructing our own “1812 Overture” to be played on a special music box for original compositions, wrote our own comic strips, recorded ourselves (Field) narrating Arnold Lobel’s wonderful Frog and Toad stories, took a Hamburger Farm field trip to Bishops Pumpkin Farm and learned about where every part of a hamburger comes from, and along the way got to see bees making honey up close, milk a “cow,” pan for “gold,” and eat hamburgers!


Homespun Homeschool Week #25

Week 25 of Homeschool: We read The Horse and His Boy, studied gerbils & hamsters, built a hand-crank flashlight, read article 1 of the Constitution of the United States, created our own Garfield comic strips, made an air-powered rocket launcher, drew a collaborative collage portrait of President Trump, studied fallacies, discovered a mama dove and her nest full of eggs by our front door, wrote a descriptive analysis of the 1812 overture, and performed in our end of the year Classical Conversations graduation!

Homespun Homeschool Week #24

Week 24 of Homeschool: We practiced skip counting the 3’s and squares, discussed the San Andreas Fault and looked at photos, worked with concepts of symmetry, practiced the Presidents and Preamble songs, learned more prominent features of the U.S., studied the Bill of Rights and played a matching game, learned the identity law for addition and multiplication, went to Opening Day for Francis’ t-ball, learned how to build a robotic crank and connecting rod, studied seven sentence patterns, worked on ABC’s, created a Jim Davis costume for Field’s end of the year CC party, learned the latin for John 1:7, and went to see a theatrical production of Mary Poppins!

Homespun Homeschool Week #23

Week 23 of Homeschool: We built a replica of London’s Crystal Palace, learned the Distributive Law of mathematics, memorized the Preamble to the U.S. Constitution, learned about Natural Selection by eating (and not eating) candy, studied the prominent features of the United States, had our friend Aliyah over to check out Sunbeam Academy and do school with us, learned about our national anthem and used the song as inspiration for painting, discovered an acrobatic squirrel in our backyard who maneuvered into the bird feeder and had his own little party out of the rain, used pattern blocks to measure odd shapes, made easter eggs to remind us of Jesus’ resurrection, learned the latin words for the parts of the face, built a paper microscope, learned what a venn diagram is, and practiced for our end-of-the year Classical Conversations performances!

Homespun Homeschool Week #22

Week 22 of Homeschool: We learned the Commutative Law for addition and multiplication mixing and matching fruits, studied catastrophism through the story of the volcano Mount Vesuvius and the lost city of Pompeii, learned about September 11, 2001 and its heroes, worked on our handwriting, learned what a subordinate clause is, created geometric people, studied the artist Mondrian and created art in his style, learned the U.S. deserts, gave presentations on our favorite foods (tiramisu and chocolate chip cookies), studied our letters and numbers, and gave a presentation on the classical composer Igor Stravinsky!