Homespun Homeschool Week #5

Week 5 of Homeschool: We learned about King John and the Magna Carta, played number knockout, learned about the food chain and created food webs with string, met our CC friend’s guinea pigs, learned about the Byzantine Empire and Justinian’s Code, read “The Apple Pie That Papa Baked” and baked an apple pie (from our Machado Orchards apples!), wrote a key word outline and final paper entitled “Augustine, a Brave Bishop,” found European Rivers on the map, studied imperfect tense Latin endings, made a camping checklist, learned our nominative pronouns, added numbers to make 10, read in “A Door in the Wall,” celebrated Grampy’s 77th birthday, and went to Apple Hill for Apple Cider Doughnuts, fresh apple cider, and apple slinkys!

Homespun Homeschool Week #4

Week 4 of Homeschool: We found Western European countries on the map, wrote a paper about Beowulf, did science experiments to understand why Saturn’s rings are transparent, analyzed sentence structure, read in A Door In The Wall, played piano duets with our teacher (Field), made slime, skip counted the 5’s and 6’s, created art by looking at images upside-down in order to focus on lines and shapes, learned about the Crusades, studied first conjugation Latin endings, made an album of original music called “Wet Lego” (Francis), learned more French words, played number knockout, looked for mountains and lakes on maps, memorized the order of pronouns, learned about 3 types of consumers, and went on a field trip to Machado Orchards, where we ate fruit right off the tree, saw their pie baking operation, and drank apple cider!


Homespun Homeschool Week #3

Week 3 of Homeschool: We colored a map of the globe by biomes, wrote a paper about Charlemagne,  practiced skip counting our 3s and 4s, researched Attila the Hun, started reading A Door in The Wall for our CC book club, practiced writing French greetings and numbers, found European Waters on the map, wrote about our favorite things, practiced first conjugation Latin endings, wrote a chart of verb types, attributes and tenses, learned about the major types of biomes, wrote key word outlines and a paper about the Byzantine Empire (including ly-adverb endings and who/which clauses), learned about William the Conqueror and Feudalism, built a Playmobil Space Shuttle launching pad, and celebrated Francis’ 6th birthday with cake, ice cream, the What’s in the Bible characters, and Dave & Busters games!

Homespun Homeschool Week #2

Week 2 of Homeschool: We learned sentence classification, studied Latin first conjugation endings, gave a presentation on our trip to the SF Museum of 3D Illusions (Francis), learned about Barbarians coming to Britian and heard the story of Beowulf, had our first piano lesson of the semester (Field), wrote Psalm 3 on a shield and put it under our pillow to help us remember God’s promises at night, learned French greetings (tres bien!), practiced our penmanship, learned about Charlemagne, did our first IEW assignment and created 3 key word outlines and a final draft on the Middle Ages, worked on spelling and punctuation via dictation, memorized the 6 days of creation, learned the continents and oceans, skip-counted 2s, read about Joseph and made our own Joseph with a (Christmas) coat of many colors, learned the difference between sides and vertices, and went to Sunsplash Water Park!