Homespun Homeschool Week #9

Week 9 of Homespun Homeschool: We wrote a research paper about Chameleons and presented it to our class, worked on Synecdoche using genus and species, wrote a paper about the Vicious Vikings, baked a french apple tart for our church fall festival, worked on sentence diagramming with clauses and conjunctions, caught a frog and fed him flies, taught our class math problems, practiced drums and piano, sampled caramel sauce from South America for our geography, read Number the Stars, learned about some absolute Monarchs, and went on a field trip to In-N-Out!

Homespun Homeschool Week #8

Week 8 of Homespun Homeschool: We memorized and drew a map of Northern Europe, worked on watercolor technique, wrote the thesis and proof for a persuasive essay, demonstrated a math problem to our class, wrote a science paper with Bibliography about the adorable axolotl, diagrammed sentences, worked on translating Latin into English, practiced Synecdoche by species, learned about Martin Luther and his 95 arguments, wrote a paper about Charles the Great, worked with angles, lines and polygons, learned about some aquatic biomes, looked at reflexive pronouns, and went on a hike through Maidu Park, where we saw Native American hieroglyphics!

Homespun Homeschool Week #7

Week 7 of Homespun Homeschool: We wrote a science paper with Bibliography on the Dodo bird, worked on more Latin noun declensions, wrote a paper about Mohammed with a Star Wars backdrop, drew and memorized a map of South America, worked on math terms for circles, learned the possessive adjectives, worked on acrylic paint technique, discussed six forms of pollution, continued learning our timeline from 4 BC to 330 AD, diagrammed sentences, gave a presentation on a Star Wars Lego set, gave a presentation on Classical Conversation’s Challenge A program, and sang the Timeline song with our CC community!

Homespun Homeschool Week #6

Week 6 of Homespun Homeschool: We discussed the concept of comparison using the Math Map, gave a presentation on our art portfolio, aced a math test, read a research paper on the Portugese Man of War fish, learned the possessive pronouns, started drawing Central America from memory, performed an experiment on the expanding nature of the universe, worked on colored pencil technique, learned new Latin vocabulary and practiced reading and writing in Latin, worked on spelling, went on a church camping retreat, and stepped back in time at the renaissaince fair, where we saw a parrot show and a jousting match!

Homespun Homeschool Week #5

Week 5 of Homespun Homeschool: We examined our bug collection, painted a landscape with acrylic paint, started the ANI Chart for Carry On, Mr. Bowditch, finished drawing the United States from memory, worked on the Quid et Quo chart, gave a presentation on Lego, worked on spelling, wrote a research paper on sea stars, taught math and Latin to our Classical Conversations community, learned about cycles in nature, worked on improper fractions and mixed numbers, examined raw fish for next week’s research paper, studied objective pronouns, wrote a paper about Pope Gregory and Augustine, learned about implied “you” in sentence diagramming, and caught a praying mantis and took a closer look!

Homespun Homeschool Week #4

Week 4 of Homespun Homeschool: We wrote a research paper on the venus fly trap, visited the UC Davis Bohart Museum of Entomology and looked at insects up close, read about the Magna Carta, continued practicing drawing American geography from memory, wrote rhymes, practiced diagramming sentences, Finished Reading Carry On, Mr. Bowditch and started reading The Magician’s Nephew, worked on pencil technique in our art class, wrote a paper about Beowulf, folded an origami snoopy house, learned about parts of the food chain, worked on spelling, learned nominative pronouns, practiced solving improper fractions, and gave a presentation on a super-sized sunflower!

Homespun Homeschool Week #3

Week 3 of Homespun Homeschool: We wrote a research paper on rocks, taught math and Latin to our Classical Conversations community, visited the Charles Schultz Museum, learned about three types of consumers, wrote a paper about Justinian the Great, got a first edition of the early 1900’s book Schultz learned to draw cartoons from, learned about the Crusades, went to see the original JAWS movie in 3D, played National Number Knockout, learned pronoun order, added to our Latin vocabulary, continued reading Carry on Mr. Bowditch, read and wrote in Latin, practiced drawing American geography from memory, practiced skip-counting, worked on Latin first conjugation imperfect tense, learned the geography of western European countries, and hiked the sand dunes on the coast at Dillon Beach!

Homespun Homeschool Week #2

Week 2 of Homespun Homeschool: We learned about William the Conqueror and feudalism, drew a map of Canada and Greenland from memory, wrote a key word outline and paper about the Anglo-Saxons, learned the definition of a pronoun, wrote a research paper on the solar system and gave a presentation on it, practiced drawing bass and treble clefs, gave a presentation on an enormous sunflower from our cousins garden, discussed seven types of biomes, practiced multiplication facts and skip counting, read in McGuffey’s 4th Reader, worked on algebraic equations, practiced writing synonyms, and added exponents to our National Number Knockout bag of tricks!

Homespun Homeschool Week #1

Week 1 (and year 7!) of Homespun Homeschool: We carried on our tradition of opening schule-tutes filled with school surprises, started Challenge A with our CC community (Field!), learned all about Charlemagne, looked at continents and oceans and made a paper globe, translated Latin phrases, memorized Canada’s territories, provinces and capitals, read The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and started an ANI chart, wrote a key word outline for a paper about the Anglo Saxons, started reading Carry On, Mr. Bowditch, drew maps of Narnia from the Pevensie children’s perspective, painted abstract art on tiny canvases, worked on spelling, learned analogy basics, looked at the timeline from creation to the Mycenaens, learned the 8 parts of speech, started Pre-Algebra math, started riding a bike without Dad (Francis!), and celebrated the start to the school year with tacos at Nixtaco!

Homespun Homeschool Week #35

Week 35 of Homeschool: We built a coin-sorting machine, practiced colored pencil technique, diagrammed sentences, read in the Cooper Kids book series, had a piano recital (Field), worked on Latin pronouns, played original arcade video games, read in Aesop’s Fables, worked on penmanship, finished 3rd grade math, met with friends for coffee, finished 3rd grade grammar, went to Sunsplash with friends, and celebrated the end of the school year with a stack of homemade waffles!