Yesterday was Friday so you know what that means… FRIDAY FUNDAY! We love Friday Funday in our homeschool because it gives us a chance to put away the work books and pencils and do some learning in a more fun and laid back way instead!
This is how we had fun in our homeschool today:
During the past week I battled migraines off and on so we had to spend some of our funday playing catch up on science and reading. We didn’t mind though since there’s some sort of experiment in every lesson in our science curriculum – and today we had two! We absolutely love our curriculum this year! Again, I forgot to take pictures. Oops!
For our art lesson I pulled out the 4-H Clover Kids guide and worked on some fall themed mosaics using beans (I’ll share this in more detail next week). This was messy, time consuming, and involved both food and paint, so naturally my kids were all over this one! Overall it was fun and the mosaics turned out super cute, but I’d be lying if I didn’t say I was more than ready to be done by the end of it. Oh, and we also sang along to our patriotic songs CD since we’re trying to learn more of those this year too! Music makes everything more fun!
Halfway through this project my kitchen table was full of painted beans waiting to dry, so we had an indoor picnic for lunch. We would have gone outside, but it’s been rainy and the ground was wet.
Yes, those are Banquet TV dinners on the ninja turtle blanket. It’s been one of those weeks. Don’t judge me.
This year for our geography/history curriculum we’re using Road Trip USA, so today we played the Jeopardy game to review what we learned about both Connecticut and Delaware (Sorry, I was too exhausted at this point to bother with pictures).
Then for dinner my 8 year old wanted too learn how to make french toast on the griddle, so that’s exactly what she did. I don’t know what she gets more excited about – breaking eggs, or flipping the french toast! Ha! I have to admit she did a much better job at all of this than I thought she would. Thanks for dinner Maddie!
Here are some other things we studied this week:
- 2 and 3 digit subtraction with regrouping
- Spelling words with a short “e” sound
- 4-H Small pets project
- Wrapped up our “Finding Facts” unit in Reading.
- Cursive letters r, f, and j (and how to link them together)
- 2 and 3 digit addition
- spelling words with a short “i”
- Finished our unit on “finding facts” when reading
- Reviewed writing letters X and Y
- Reviewed writing and counting numbers 1-10
- Practiced before/after and rhyming words in her phonics workbook
- Practiced cutting and tracing skills
All Together (Mostly the Older Girls)
- Read 4 chapters of Beauty and the Beast
- Learned about Subjects and Predicates (including simple subjects and predicates)
- Talked more about the Law of Energy Conversion
- Learned how to type the “/” “.” and how to use shift to make capital letters
- Practiced the alphabet in both ASL (American Sign Language) and Spanish
Some other fun we had this week included our first 4-H meeting of the school year, spent some time at the library with some friends, and had an impromptu play date at the park (that I totally forgot to take pictures of).
Oh, and someone was super excited that she finally mastered her numbers 1-10 this week! Hot Dog!
That’s how we learned this week in our homeschool! What did your homeschool look like this week? Do you incorporate Friday Funday into your homeschool schedule? If so I’d love to hear all about it! Have an amazing weekend everyone!