Homespun Homeschool Week #13

Week 13 of Homeschool: We learned about the Muslim Empire, found examples of plants that don’t use capillary-action and drew illustrations (moss), reflected on everything we love about November, read about Ahaz’s idolatry, built math domino falls, reviewed our Latin 5th Declension Noun Endings and famous Latin sayings, added leaves to our Thankfulness Tree, completed our list of Prepositions, finished our Reading Readiness book (Francis!), learned about photosynthesis, respiration and transpiration, memorized our Tablespoon and teaspoon conversions, had fun making a collage to classify animalia and plantae, and watched our first (of two) chrysalis hatch into a beautiful butterfly!

Homespun Homeschool Week #12

Week 12 of Homeschool: We went on a plant nature walk and collected samples, learned about the Middle Kingdom of Egypt, had fun doing math with our abacus, wrote poetry, skip counted the cubes, learned how to read a map grid, painted rocks, enjoyed the wonder and beauty of Lake Tahoe, worked on Spanish, practiced our Penmanship, studied 5th declension noun endings, learned about Emperor Constantine and the Byzantine Empire, played fun songs on our tin whistles, worked on Javascript, learned some more parts of a flower, and read about biology and found examples in nature, including salmon, a beaver dam, pond-ice, birds and and a bear!

Homespun Homeschool Week #11

Week 11 of Homeschool: We did a Geology Scavenger Hunt, learned about Japan’s Heian Period, worked on Handwriting, studied ancient Africa, did math with our Abacus, built 2 games using circuits, wrote a poem about Classical Conversations, read our first book on our own (Francis!!!), found Japan’s major landmarks on maps, read about Anansi, wrote poems for our Grandparents, read more in Treasure Island, skip-counted the squares, learned the 6 main shapes of leaves, made traditional African Hand art, studied Latin and our 4th Declension Noun Endings, read the Magic Bicycle, and caught 2 caterpillars and watched them go into their chrysalises!

Homespun Homeschool Week #10

Week 10 of Homeschool: We studied ancient China, wrote out Robert Frost poetry, skip counted the 15’s, went GeoCaching (with no luck yet, after 3 tries), read the first 5 chapters of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island, brainstormed and wrote a key word outline based on our research of Ellis Island and wrote 3 paragraphs, learned more prepositions, wrote an original poem called “A Year In California (Field wrote – I love the first few lines!), designed our names with the Scratch coding program, learned about Lao-Tzu, Confucius and Taoism, looked at the parts of a plant, carved Jack-O-Lanterns and decorated pumpkin cookies with our cousins, studied Spanish, worked on Latin 4th Declension Noun Endings, and went with Granny & Grampy to see Treasure Island at the B Street Theatre!