Thursday, October 28, 2010

Homeschool Highlights - Week of September 26, 2010

I already know this is going to be a wonky week!  If we get anything done, it'll be a blessing.

In addition to appointments galore, Shayla is still struggling with a virus.  She is requiring much more sleep.


We were going to finish last week's schoolwork today because Shayla was feeling under the weather, but she's not much better today, so I guess not.

Phys Ed:  Dance classes.  Remarkable improvement.  Dancing for fun between dances. acting silly, speaking to me and her dance teacher, Becca.
Reading:  Stepping Stones.  Reviewed thr in three.  Read One, Two, Three. 
Read aloud:  Junie B. First Grader:  Shipwrecked.
Lang/phonics:  Finished Lesson 41 and 42.  Learned sounds ow in owl and ow in bowl.
Handwriting:  Verbally reviewed badge 7.  Copied Matt. 5:1-5  Blessed are the meek for they shall inherit the earth.
math:  Lesson 59.
Social Studies:  The Netherlands.


  • Read aloud.  Today was the perfect day to curl up on the couch together and enjoy the books we bought last week at the bookfair.
  • Reading:  Shayla read Start the Car and Do You See My Corn?  from Stepping Stones (Abeka 1 - book 3)
  • Art/science/fine motor:  Made a paper towel tube oak tree.  Shayla chose to make an oak tree and picked out the oak leaf cookie cutter.  I traced around it and we cut them out.  Shayla glued them onto popsicle sticks that I stuck out of the paper towel tube. 
It didn't quite turn out how I wanted, but that's part of learning, too, right?

We finished this paper plate project we started for Bible. It was about God made the world.   I've lost the paperwork on it, so I don't remember how it was tied in, but it's also art and ties into social studies/geography because we are currently studying different countries and cultures.
Specials Day.


Reading:  Stepping Stones.  Jan's Clown, Snow
Handwriting:  Verbally reviewed badge 7.  Copied "for they shall be filled."
Social Studies:  Germany


Reading:  Stepping Stones.  TheSnow Day, The Bird Nest
Lang/phonics:  Lesson 44
Handwriting:  Blessed are the merciful:
Social Studies:  Switzerland

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