Homespun Homeschool Week #30

Week 30 of Homeschool: We created a parabolic curve design, learned about the Jews’ Diaspora, finished reading our book about Handel (Field said he couldn’t “Handel it”), read about Independence Day, wrote the first few bars to Field’s original song, “Mossview Way,” took a field trip to SALTS and played in the Himalayan pink salt, listened to whale calls and learned about echolocation, looked at treasure maps and created our own, taught Francis the shape and color of planet earth, translated French chocolate comics into English, practiced counting by 5’s and 10’s, and took a field trip to the Sacramento Children’s Museum!

Homespun Homeschool Week #29

Week 29 of Homeschool: We learned about Nelson Mandela and Apartheid ending, made a food pyramid and kept a meal journal, dropped eggs in our egg-crates (splat!), learned how to paint a portrait using a grid, finished Ephesians 6, learned about coordinates, made mini condor paper airplanes and raced them with our CC friends, studied units that measure electricity, finished making our Story Box, learned the Identity Law, made Easter art, studied Interjections, learned about mapmaking, read Kipling’s Rikki Tikki Tavi, built domino falls, and wrote our Aunt Liz in Spain an email in Spanish!

Homespun Homeschool Week #28

Week 28 of Homeschool: We built an egg crate, learned the Distributive Law, started building a story box (about the Beams moving to South America!), studied how heat flows, took a field trip to the Placer County Sherrif’s Office, studied adjectives, learned about the life of trees and made some discoveries in our own backyard, compared & contrasted the life cycles of frogs & mice, studied famous London landmarks and finished building our pop-up London book, performed an oxidation experiment, and played putt-putt golf for the first time!

Homespun Homeschool Week #27

Week 27 of Homeschool: We gave a presentation on Snap Circuits, watched our radishes, carrots and chard begin sprouting, learned the Commutative Law, studied the fall of Communism, made Tiramisu and enjoyed the fruit of our labors (yum!), studied Handel’s life some more, learned the 3 Characteristics of Light, studied more nutrition labels, analyzed the music of Dvorak, practiced story-telling by writing titles, learned about Coordinating Conjunctions, studied our Catechism, did more forces in motion experiments, drilled for Memory Master, and did all 101 of our Snap Circuit’s projects!

Homespun Homeschool Week #26

Week 26 of Homeschool: We learned how to read nutrition labels, used pattern blocks to play out math concepts, planted seeds in our root viewer, worked on Spanish vocabulary, studied Central American geography, read some more about Handel, worked on our numbers and letters with Francis, studied the Third Law of Thermodynamics, had a “birds and bees” conversation :0, learned the Associative Law, used conjunctions, studied physics by building a bridge out of straws, analyzed Brahms’ music, made bunny and an apple crafts, and performed too many forces in motion experiments to count!

Homespun Homeschool Week #25

Week 25 of Homeschool: We studied fractions, read all about medieval castles, documented soundscapes, studied appositives, drew a picture of our Yamaha PSR-3000 keyboard, learned the circumference of a circle, watched the great British baking show and discussed prospective recipes, studied Southcentral Asia, learned about the Vietnam War, wrote a song for Mommy, studied the life of Handel, analyzed Beethoven’s 5th Symphony, experimented with forces in motion, drew the Great Seal of the United States, and planted seeds for our Spring garden!


Homespun Homeschool Week #24

Week 24 of Homeschool: We learned about Southeastern Asia, gave a presentation on the human body, studied 1950’s history and the Korean War, practiced our alphabet (Franny), learned pi and the area of a circle, worked more on the concept of symmetry, created an abstract clay-art piece, wrote out the notes to the Alphabet Song, learned the 3 Laws of Thermodynamics, performed an original song for our CC friends, played a parts-of-the-body scavenger hunt game, studied the number 4 (Franny), learned what a Gerund is, took a cooking class and learned how to make homemade ricotta and baked pasta, talked about foods that come from the rainforest, and shared all about the Beam Family with our CC friends!

Homespun Homeschool Week #23

Week 23 of Homeschool: We practiced concepts of symmetry, created chain reactions with legos, named parts of the human body and drew pictures of them, learned the layers of tropical rainforests, studied the life of George Washington, learned how to add tens and ones with regrouping, studied King Richard and the Crusades, cooked fajitas, studied music theory, played “Allowance!” (again), learned about how the human body eats and drinks, made pop-ups, read “The Peanut-Butter Hamster,” and made a fun froggy craft! Oh – and rested… we were sick 🙁

Homespun Homeschool Week #22

Week 22 of Homeschool: We studied desert habitats, made an archery bracer, used doubles to subtract, studied countries of central Europe, built a castle in our lego class, studied the Design Spectrum, studied the human body using our squishy model, wrote with Egyptian hieroglyphics, learned the area of a triangle, took a tour of Roseville Fire Station #1 with our CC friends, studied recycling & natural resources, learned how lightning travels & cumulus clouds form tornadoes, practiced perspective by drawing legos, made a story about the human body with Story Cubes, learned Newton’s 3rd Law of Motion, and cooked 2 Hello Fresh meals together!

Homespun Homeschool Week #21

Week 21 of Homeschool: We read about Sweden, learned the area of a square, studied Newton’s 2nd Law of Motion, read 2 chapters in The Wind In The Willows, built a bridge out of index cards and experimented with the strength of various structure designs, gave a presentation on why we love homeschooling, created art like Degas, made Valentine’s cards for friends & family, studied breathing and circulation, read books with friends on a rainy day, transformed a hard-boiled eggshell into a bendable one, took a field trip with Classical Conversations to the Aerospace Museum of California to see Machines in Motion, and met Leonardo DaVinci!