Yes, another homeschooling blog...

P'once a little time there was a girl. This girl grew up to be a Mamma to three little girls all very much like herself. And this little Mamma knew she just had to have a place of her own to keep all things home school right at her fingertips.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Week 18: February 28 - March 4

In studio from 8:30 - 11:00
Independent Reading: Altas of the Medieval World (four marked pages), A Knight's City, DK Eyewitness Books: Castle
History: Read Chapter 1 in Howard Pyle's Robin Hood aloud.
  • Flag of England Page 
  • Medieval England Map Page 
  • One vocab scroll Page: Outlaw, Archer
Math: Must review from last week before moving forward.
I had so much running around to do today that it took an enormous chunk out of our regular school day, topped with stress we needed an easy day. We made some marshmallow/ licorice DNA strands that we never got around to doing over the weekend. Those proved to be a big hit with everyone!
And Elinor made certain to eat most the marshmallows that didn't get used up in our DNA!
Calendar: I find that if it's not written down, it doesn't happen. period. A couple weeks ago I made a wonderful bulletin board that I am afraid has been wonderfully neglected because I am just not used to it being a part of our daily activities. Here's hoping.
Writing: It been awhile since we've done a bible verse. This week I think we'll concentrate on Psalms 128.2: For thou shalt eat the labour of thine hands: happy shalt thou be, and it shall be well with thee. I hope that this verse might help with a good attitude while working on housework or schoolwork.
Science: The Respiratory system. Lungs The Breathing Machine Continue selected reading from The way... and supplemental books from library: Lungs, Breathe In, Breathe Out, How I Breathe.
Math: Begin Fractions and Measurement Unit.
Latin: Lesson 13; Future Tense
**Extra time can be spent in working on Robin Hood pages, stressing the importance of taking our time to do good work vs. rushing through to the end regardless of the results.

In studio from 8:30 - 11:00
Independent Work: Robin Hood. You may read chapter 1 again independently, but do not read ahead. Supplemental Books: DK Arms & Armor, Swords, Castles
History: Read next chapter in History book.
  • Medieval Weapons Page
  • Medieval Occupations Page
  • One Vocab-web Page
Reading: Read Luke 14:15: When thou makest a feast, call the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind: And thou shalt be blessed; for they cannot recompense thee: for thou shalt be recompensed at the resurrection of the just.
Math: Fractions and Measurement; Use a ruler to find things 'X' centimeters long, practice different units, inches, feet
Latin: Lesson 13; Future; Vocab Review;  add new vocab to list

**AM with Dad** work on practicing presentation in a loud, clear voice and talking to her classmates, not the ground. Practice holding up poster, and stating what is behind the flaps of the kite.
**PM with Mom**
Latin: Charades with last two vocab lists.
Science: Add organs to our Paper people; read books from library; balloon exercise for lungs.
Finish up any details in previous pages for Robin Hood book.
Mathematics: Continue Unit pages. use a ruler instead of objects for measuring.
Reading: Poetry; read through this week's journal assignments; Emily Post for Kids
Writing/Art: Create Puzzle Book, use measuring skills, writing, coloring, painting, pasting... to create a beautiful piece of art.
 **Other activities: Baking cookies, role-play. I am beginning to see the girls play make-believe together. It's really neat to watch this little friendship unfold. Yesterday we read St. George and the Dragon, today there was no St. George in their make-believe adventure but two princesses, Una and Moona... and me the fierce Dragon!

Sometimes so much more learning can happen when you step away from the home... We decided to take a walk to the South Bend Chocolate Cafe today. The weather is calling to us to come out of hibernation. We all shared an iced tea. The girls played for hours with other children in the Cacao Tree and I had a chance to get some much deserved book binding time in.

Swimming: 9am.

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