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!

Homespun Homeschool Week #34

Week 34 of Homeschool: We diagrammed sentences, practiced watercolor technique, labelled parts of a sentence, composed a 5-song album (Field), worked on Latin vocabulary, finished our reading comprehension grade 3 book, finished grade 6 math, worked on penmanship and celebrated granny’s birthday!

Homespun Homeschool Week #33

Week 33 of Homeschool: We worked on penmanship, painted impressionistic art with acrylics, learned new Latin words, practiced labelling parts of a sentence, diagrammed sentences, worked on skip-counting, worked on reading comprehension read in the Cooper Kids series, played stick ball, worked on division, and celebrated Mother’s Day!

Homespun Homeschool Week #32

Week 32 of Homeschool: We went to the Crocker Art Museum, worked on Suffixes, practiced our pencil drawing technique, learned about the Visigoths, Huns and Vandals, played stick-ball in the park, learned how to count in Latin, built a twin size bed, worked on Latin tenses, practiced penmanship, put together more puzzles, diagrammed sentences, and performed our piano recital piece at a group lesson!

Homespun Homeschool Week #31

Week 31 of Homeschool: We worked on watercolor skills, read DogMan books, practiced finding prefixes, read in the Cooper Kids book series, assembled a 1000-piece LEGO puzzle, worked on reading comprehension, learned new Latin words, attempted to solve the crime of The Great Art Scandal (interactive book), took walks, started reading in A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23, worked on penmanship, baked chocolate chip cookies without mom (yum!), practiced piano and drums, played math games, and painted our new bedrooms!

Homespun Homeschool Week #30

Week 30 of Homeschool: We learned how to make soap and sold handmade creations at our Classical Conversations Community Market Fair, had an art lesson on drawing with colored pencils, worked on reading comprehension, created comic strips about Phil Beaned, made anagrams using our family’s names, learned new Latin vocabulary, finished the entire Diary of a Wimpy Kid book series (all 16 books! Francis!), researched the nutritional content of Oreo cookies, finished our math curriculum for the year (Field), visited the Flower Farm in Loomis, worked on penmanship, hiked along the river, sold pranks at our Market Fair, and presented Latin and Science to our Classical Conversations community!

Homespun Homeschool Week #29

Week 29 of Homeschool: We practiced penmanship, worked with acrylic paint, reviewed Latin, classified clouds, read books while cuddling bunnies, diagrammed sentences, took visual notes on Sunday’s sermon, performed drum beats for our homeschool community, learned about some parts of the atmosphere, read books while walking, labeled parts of speech, rode our bikes, worked on reading comprehension, learned the Latin days of the week, read our pre-Essentials paper to our class (Francis), read our Faces of History paper to our Essentials class (Field), and celebrated Classical Conversations graduations into 2 new programs!

Homespun Homeschool Week #28

Week 28 of Homeschool: We visited Moaning caverns and explored the largest single cave chamber in California, learned about different types of clouds, grew our own crystals in three colors, learned about the liberation of South America, practiced our pencil drawing skills (Francis), worked on noun endings, panned for gold and precious stones, labeled parts of speech, learned the Distributive Law for math, looked up vocabulary words in the dictionary, practiced reading our Faces of History paper, reviewed grammar charts, practiced piano and drums, reviewed Latin, and classified the weather (hail storm) in our backyard!

Homespun Homeschool Week #27

Week 27 of Homeschool: We worked on our watercolor skills, typed our final draft for our Faces of History paper (Field), built a ukulele and learned how to play basic chords, learned about the British North American Act, worked on geometry and multiplication, typed our final draft for our first pre-Essentials paper (Francis), learned about different kinds of weather fronts, made a felt succulent garden, worked on possessive plural nouns, worked on reading comprehension, read in Black Ships Before Troy, worked on Prefixes, read in the Cooper Kids Mystery series, and celebrated our cousins birthdays!