Homespun Homeschool Week #13

Week 13 of Homeschool: We practiced for our winter piano recital in a mini-performance (Field), looked at some more indefinite pronouns, made a Medieval figure of Justinian, structured sentences, walked a proportional layout of our solar system, learned about the French Revolution, saw mom caroling at Bass Pro Shops and met Rudolf and Mrs. Claus, skip counted the cubes, located European and Asian capitals and countries on a map, made a leaf lantern out of real leaves, practiced Latin future perfect tense endings, wrote a paper about a Samurai, and made the phases of the moon with Oreo cookies!

HomespunHomeschool Week #12

Week 12 of Homeschool: We counted apple seeds and learned about halves and addition, diagrammed sentences, visited the Planetarium at Sierra College and learned about our solar system, built a modern paper art sculpture, solved puzzles with tangrams, learned about the history of Russia, looked at maps and retraced our recent travels of the Northwest, went fishing for sight words, wrote a story about a baby dragon, memorized the order of planets in our solar system, worked more on addition with doubles, learned geography of Southwest Asia, looked at Latin pluperfect tense word endings, learned about Australia and the Maori Warriors, skip-counted the squares, listened to Kanye’s new album, discussed the Christian faith and learned to play his song “Use This Gospel” on piano, learned our demonstrative pronouns, wrote about the Earl of Huntington, and created pressure in bottles and shot them into the air like rockets!

Homespun Homeschool Week #11

Week 11 of Homeschool: We learned about the parts of the sun, went zip-lining, diagrammed sentences, learned and wrote French words describing members of a family, made lollipop tags with Philippians 4:6-7 on them for our Classical Conversations Rotating Review, skip counted our 15s, read the entire book of Green Eggs and Ham (Francis!), then ate green eggs and ham, learned about the countries East of China, practiced catching and throwing a frisbee, learned how to find the difference between two numbers, studied Latin Pluperfect Tense words endings, played National Number Knockout, added events to our historical timeline book, added to our travel scrapbook from all our recent travels up the northwest coast, and created presentations of our cruise to present in our Classical Conversations classes!


Homespun Homeschool Week #10

Week 10 of Homeschool: We wrote a paper called The Cruel Vikings, took a field trip through our cruise ship’s galley, learned about the totem poles of Canada’s native peoples, studied reflexive pronouns, learned about aquatic biomes and the marine life of Haystack rock and tsunamis on the Oregon coast, wrote a comic called Screamin’ Sam (Field) after we almost missed or ship in Vancouver (!), learned how to make spicy pasta at a cooking demo on the ship, visited Fort Clatsop, where Lewis and Clark ended their expedition, studied Latin Present Perfect Tense endings, learned about all kinds of canoes, boats and ships, including viking longships and cruise passenger ships, wrote Writing Tips for how to structure writing, learned about European exploration, read an autobiography on Dr. Seuss and counted the total number of individual words used in Green Eggs and Ham, and learned about the glass artist Chihuly at his Seattle museum and watched a demonstration of glass blowing!