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!
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!
Week 20 of Homeschool: We drew geometric solids, finished reading George MacDonald’s “The Wise Woman,” learned all about currency and made an origami money-butterfly, explored the solar system with our 3D Viewmaster, presented Amazing Grace and its history to our CC class, learned the area of a rectangle, studied the crusades and made a flip book showing the conquest & reconquest of Spain, studied Newton’s First Law of Motion, painted a Monet landscape, learned about Plymouth Rock, and made change playing the board game “Allowance!”
Week 19 of Homeschool: We learned the 4 purposes of sentences, studied the human brain and how it works, finished reading The Phantom Tollbooth, learned about the Chinese New Year and made traditional paper cut outs, studied the countries of World War 1, learned our metric measurements, created a flashcard for President Trump, practiced correct piano fingering, made a Valentine’s Day mail box, learned about the importing and exporting of food, studied Gainsborough and his detailed landscapes, and celebrated Classical Conversations, Homeschooling and Visions as our School Choice!
Week 18 of Homeschool: We performed pH experiments to discover acids and bases, studied adverbs, learned about segregation and the work of Martin Luther King Jr., built a penny tower, studied Carl Linnaeus and Latin classification and drew plant parts using his scientific method, read about 5 brilliant black scientists, looked at viruses sticking to cells, studied the leaders of World War 1, and learned about American national symbols!
Week 17 of Homeschool: We studied the order the States joined the Union, built a robot dinosaur (thanks Grandma!), learned about Rembrandt and painted using his style and color palette, started tap dancing classes, wrote a comic-strip about 2 pirates and a parrot, studied negative numbers, worked on our Catechism, learned about muscles and bone structure, studied indefinite pronouns, experimented with floating objects on water’s “skin,” and discovered that Field has perfect pitch!
Week 16 of Homeschool: We studied Bach, read about Italy and made homemade pasta, wrote a passage of Beowulf in Old English, read Charlotte’s Web (again!), learned how languages blend together using play-dough, practiced shading techniques, took an archery class and built a Medieval catapult!
Week 15 of Homeschool: We sketched an optical illusion, applied math using pattern blocks, experimented with light and shadows, created a Day In Your Life Bayeux Tapestry, copied an E.E. Cummings Christmas poem, studied American composers, read 13 books from the Beatrix Potter box set, rehearsed and performed for the CHDA Winter Recital, went to the zoo, and made a milk rainbow!
Week 14 of Homeschool: We added ornaments to our Jesse Tree, studied DNA (Daddy got a kit), read a poem about Bethlehem’s Christmas Mouse (thanks for sharing your talents Linda Nelson!) & wrote our own Christmas poem, learned about the Norsemen, worked on vertical addition, read Charlotte’s Web & watched the classic cartoon, studied hemispheres, made Truth in the Tinsel ornaments, rehearsed for the CHDA winter dance recital and made an Ephesians 6 gingerbread man!
Week 13 of Homeschool: We wrote in our gratitude journal and made a Thankfulness Tree, listened to “Kling Glochen” and translated the lyrics, read My Father’s Dragon, practiced composite shapes, learned about Bach and made german rye bread like he would have eaten, started our Jesse Tree for Advent, saw A Charlie Brown Christmas at the Roseville Theatre Arts Academy, made Truth in the Tinsel ornaments, rehearsed dances for the upcoming CHDA Winter Recital, practiced our Circle of 5ths, and made Christmas cards and goodies to send to family and friends!