Homespun Homeschool Week #27

Week 27 of Homeschool: We started reading book #4 in the Spirit Flyer series, found Canadian Waters on our maps, started writing a silly song called “The Odd Table,” learned about the exploration of Canada, went to the Inspire Lending Library and played Math Games with friends, performed a series of tests to learn about minerals, had fun learning how to create and crack all kinds of codes, made globe maps showing 5 circles of latitude, folded the pages of Sense and Sensibility to form the word “LOVE,” then started reading it, looked at the helping and linking verb “to be,” learned about Bach’s life, then listened to a piece and discussed what we heard, read more chapters in Moby Dick, and went on a field trip to Black Chasm Cavern, where we went sluicing for stones, and stepped deep into the earth to see a world filled with millions of Helictites!

Homespun Homeschool Week #26

Week 26 of Homeschool: We learned about the early people of the Americas, made a thaumatrope like the ones used in Victorian times, studied Latin 3rd declension noun endings, built a box with layers of filters and little fishy’s to create polarized light, learned what a linking verb is, got to be the umpire in t-ball, learned Latin prepositions, made an Ames room to create optical illusions, went to our cousin’s birthday at Chuck E Cheese’s, learned some parts of the atmosphere, drew an impossible triangle and created our own fractals, and visited a Roseville fire station where we got to hold the jaws of life, get in a fire truck, and try on a real fire-fighter uniform!

Homespun Homeschool Week #25

Week 25 of Homeschool: We learned about the Anasazi, made pop-ups of the 4 levels of Ocean Zones, read about Alexander the Great, learned how to write addition problems using plus and equals signs, wrote silly poems, reviewed the area of a circle, grew crystals on glass with Epsom Salts, water and dish soap, found the cities of Mesoamerica on a map, learned how to tie Gordian Knots, met some beekeepers and learned all about honey and how it is made, looked at chord patterns using only white keys, learned “ou” words and looked some up in the phone book, studied Latin 3rd declension noun endings, and went to Fairytale town!

Homespun Homeschool Week #24

Week 24 of Homeschool: We finished reading book #3 in the Spirit Flyer series, learned Spanish names for animals and played a match-up game, painted upside-down like Michelangelo painted the Sistine Chapel, learned about the wars of the Ancient Greeks and built a model of the parthenon, wrote a presentation on our overnight field trip to the Monterey Bay Aquarium, started reading Moby Dick, built Wordblobs, finished chapter 1 in The Fellowship of the Ring, discovered our dove had returned and built a new nest in our entryway (more babies soon?), started writing words, and started t-ball!