Thursday, February 10, 2011

Homeschool Highlights - Week of January 16, 2011

Saturday:  (1/15)  I forgot to post this, but my daughter, Morgan was chosen to spend the weekend at Kent State for the All-Star Band. 
We were able to attend Saturday evening for the final performance.  The sound was amazing after only practicing these songs for two days!
Bible:  No church services for us today.  We got home too late from Kent State last night.  And I know my girls and myself and our limitations.  If we don't take time to rest, we end up sick. 

Instead we did our devotion (Matthew 3) and we made this snowflake craft. 

We are also still working on memorizing and reciting badge 8 (Psalm 91) and the Books of the Bible Old Testament song.

Read aloud:  We watched Ramona and Beezus.  This was a great family movie!  Ramona leads a parallel life with Shayla.  Many of the shenanigans Ramona pulled in the movie, Shayla has done something similar, or I could easily see her doing the same things in those situations. 

Shayla became interested in Ramona and Beezus, so I started reading Ramona Quimby, age 8 by Beverly Cleary.


Bible:  Jesus Does His Father's Business.  Luke 2:43-50

Devotion:  Sticks and Stones.  Proverbs 16:23-24

Field Trip:  Local library to check out books, cds and videos

Reading:  Aesops Fables:  The Wolf and the Goat, The Fox and the Lion

Read Aloud:  Ramona Quimby, Age 8


Jesus Goes Home.  Luke 2:51-52

Devotions:  Saying No to Sin.  James 4:6-10

Reading:  Aesops Fables:  The Wolf and the Crane, The Fox and the Goat

Read Aloud:  Ramona Quimby, Age 8

Language/Phonics:  Lesson 83

Computer/Art:  Made printable creations on

Math:  Lesson 94

Spelling:  List 14.  Copied 1x each.  Completed wkbk section 1

Science:  Watched video:  Bill Nye the Science Guy:  Powerful Forces.

Science/Health:  Video:  Super Size Me.  A documentary about the effects of unhealthy eating choices, especially McDonalds - fast food.
Social Studies:  Countries and Cultures.  Solved puzzles of children in traditional clothing.  Sang and did ASL to Jesus Loves the Little Children. (music)

Handwriting:  Psalm 91:4  He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust:  His truth shall be thy shield and buckler. 


What a fun, action packed day!

GCS Specials
Ballet and tap dancing

We surprised Shayla with the whole family attending Disney on Ice!  We decided to go tonight after my friend, Annie said she was going.  We thought we should go if we were going because the forecast was not looking good for the rest of the week. 

She took the news well!  She was very excited because Morgan was excited to attend.  Morgan says once you get to be a teenager, it's cool to go to things like Disney On Ice again.  LOL!

Morgan and Dale surprised me!  I left them in charge of purchasing tickets for the show.  They schemed together and bought floor seats!  We could literally feel the ice from the skates! 

I could have freaked out since by nature I would have bought the cheaper seats in the nose-bleed section, but I didn't and because I didn't freak out, we all had a great time!

Whoops!  We were in the wrong seats here.  I said floor seats, these were front row.  Time to switch!

I couldn't believe the prices!  This cute crown and a bag of cotton candy was $10!  A snow cone was $15 a box of popcorn $7.50! 

Near the end of the show, Prince Charming was looking for Cinderella.  He had the glass slipper and skated over to my girls and wanted to try the glass slipper on their feet.  It happened so fast we were shocked and didn't get a picture.


Bible:  Jesus is the Word:  Jesus Has Always Been.  John 1:1, 2

Devotions:  God's Coat.  Ephesins 6:10-13

Reading:  Aesop's Fables:  The Dog and the Wolf.  The Battle of the Birds and the Beasts, The Lion and the Mouse, The Rat and the Elephant

Read Aloud:  Ramona Quimby, Age 8

Language/Phonics:  Lesson 84

Lesson 95

List 14 - wkbk section 3.  Spelling City:  Played Which Word and Audio Word Match

Handwriting:  Psalm 91:5  Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night,  for the arrow that flieth by day.


Bible:  Jesus is the Word:  Jesus Made All Things.  John 1:3

Devotions:  It's in the Air.  2 Corinthians 2:14-17

Reading:  Aesop's Fables:  The Crow and the Pitcher, The Blind Man and the Lame Man

Read Aloud:  Ramona Quimby, age 8

Language/phonics:  Lesson 85

Practiced flashcards.  Did several workbook pages of math fact practice.

Attended Morgan's basketball game! 

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