Our second week of school went very smoothly, and we learned about a lot of fun things. We even made some cool crafts this week too! I can’t wait to share all about it with you, but before I do that don’t forget that today is Monday which means its a brand new week for the Homeschool Nook Link Up Party!
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Last Week in Our Homeschool
Being the total planner girl that I am, I had to find a way to incorporate planning into our homeschool. Okay, not just because I love planning, but because it’s so important for kids to understand time management!
Each of the girls have their own Happy Planner and every Sunday we sit together and map out our plan for the week. This has worked out very well because they now know what chores they need to do on which days, when their next American Heritage Girls meetings are, as well as other upcoming appointments or field trips.
Time management for the win!
(As always, please excuse my poor quality cell phone pictures. It’s too hard to pull out the nice camera while doing school work).
We’re still reading “Under Drakes Flag“, so while we listen to our audio book the girls like to do other activities. This week the girls created Mardi Gras masks as they listened since we also learned all about the state of Louisiana this week.
For science we’ve been learning about what makes up soil, and what is needed for plants to be able to grow in it. We also covered the rock cycle. I love our science curriculum because we have a fun experiment with every lesson!
Our first experiment was to observe these jars of dirt turned that we into mud. We filled them with water, shook them, and watched the dirt settle to the bottom. It was cool to see the “bad stuff” floating to the top, and the different colors that the layers of soil made as it collected at the bottom!
The girls also got to work out some frustrations in the park when hubsterdude took them to learn about how rocks can weather. Equipped with a hammer, the girls found rocks to break and rub together. They had a lot of fun, and came back pretty exhausted! Unfortunately hubs forgot to take pics. Oh well, having him help gave me a bit of a break, so I’ll forgive him this time.
We also pulled out our scrunch map, spread it out on the floor, and studied the explorations of Marco Polo and the students of Prince Henry the Navigator’s School of Navigation. They have fun seeing the different routes on the map.
Lil’ Sis has been learning about how to read a clock while we read Life of Fred (Apples) together. We got this awesome set of lesson extensions from Amy over at Busy Boys Brigade to help us have even more fun with Fred. Here’s a pic of her putting together her very own apple map.
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