Homespun Homeschool Week #23

Week 23 of Homeschool: We learned about George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Abraham Lincoln for President’s Day, built structures with toothpicks and marshmallows, worked on our reading with rhyming candy hearts, looked at terms of contrast in 1 Peter, painted in the style of artist Clementine Hunter for Black History Month, spotted a Red Shoulder Hawk in our backyard, performed an experiment to see how air pressure holds up a glass of water, read a love letter from Theodore Roosevelt to his fiancé (President’s and Valentines Day!), performed an experiment to prove that air contains oxygen, then another experiment to see how cold versus hot temperatures change air density, read about the armor of God and made our own, and created a  spin art machine with a box and circuit!


Homespun Homeschool Week #22

Week 22 of Homeschool: We studied ancient Sparta and Athens and made some Spartan warriors, learned some new helping verbs, read Harold and the Purple Crayon and made our own crayon creations, learned some parts of a volcano, read Captain Underpants, performed the first 11 magic tricks from the book 101 Cool Magic Tricks, took a look at naturally occurring rock arches, and build our own using Jenga blocks, play dough, craft sticks and books, read several chapters in Spirit Flyer Book #3, exchanged Valentines at CC and Fusion, worked on our spelling, and started writing a new play called Sans Serif!




Homespun Homeschool Week #21

Week 21 of Homeschool: We learned helping verbs, inspected soil for forms of life, learned how to identify rocks, read in our Spirit Flyer book #3, learned the area of a rectangle, looked at a chrysalis, a blade of grass and a decayed leaf under the microscope, found African Waters on the map, worked on reading and writing, studied our Latin first declension noun endings, learned about the Medes and Persians and Cyrus the Great, practiced ordering numbers, learned the 4 kinds of volcanoes, studied the civilizations of Mesoamerica, and ate like Hobbits for a day!


Homespun Homeschool Week #20

Week 20 of Homeschool: We studied metric measurements, learned about Prince Henry of Portugal and created a music box version of the CC song, learned each continent highest mountain and which is the shortest and the tallest, read Katy and the Big Snow and made our own snow plow, studied our Latin first declension noun endings, used flip books and number stacks to practice addition, learned the geography of the Middle East, grew crystals, learned about the re-civilization of Ancient Greece and wrote our names using the Greek alphabet, read the story of Jonah and made our own Jonah and fish, learned about the Robinson Projection Map and how to use it, read 1/2 of book 3 in the Spirit Flyer Series, and made hot cocoa cupcakes from our Raddish Kids box!