Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Homeschool Highlights - Week of May 31, 2010


Activities/Music:  We got out the instrument box and made some music.

Character/social skills:  Taught the kids respect and honor by visiting the graveside of lost love ones.  We pulled weeds around the graves and wiped the headstones.  The girls also left flowers from our house on the graves.

Earned the Wave the Flag Brownie Try-it. 

Science:  When leaving the cemetery, we noticed a BIG, black snake across the road.  My hubby is still a little boy at heart, he had to get a closer look.  Anyone know what kind it is?

Bible:  Memory verse:  Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.  Matthew 5:16

We learned about the sun by reading some books.  (reading, science) 

Shayla made this paper plate craft of the sun.

For fun we read/sang May There Always Be Sunshine by Jim Gill

We also sang This Little Light of Mine and Jesus Wants Me for a Sunbeam.


  • Math
  • finished up the sun Bible craft
  • reading, phonics, and spelling lesson. 
  • Reviewed Badge 1 verses.
  • Field trip to the library.  Signed up for several programs this summer and chose books for summer reading.


Reading:  We chose a pile of easy reader books for Shayla.  This is the first year she will read books completely independently for summer reading.  This is more just reading.  I am making Shayla write the book titles on the log-in sheet.  AND, I am trying to make her assume some responsibility in keeping track of her own library books.  No more tears (from me or her)!

Bible:  Reviewed Badge 1.  She was a little rusty yesterday, but she truly has hidden the words in her heart.

Phys Ed:  1 hour of outside playtime

Scouts at Home:    Worked on the Watching Wildlife Try-it.  Watching the snake the other day was definately hands-on "watching wildlife."  LOL!


Just the basics.  Nothing noteworthy.  Just the basics.


Phys Ed:  Ballet class.  Shayla was afraid she would have to miss class this week because her oldest sister was coming home.  We assured her she would still be able to go one way or the other. 

She did wonderful!  This was her third class and she seemed a natural.  She moved with smiles, confidence, and grace.  It was awesome!

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