Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Homeschool week of 8/3

This week finishes up our "summer" school. We have been dabbling in different things for the kids now trying to get a better idea of what our goals are for them and how we want to accomplish those goals. Some things will change, some things will stay the same. It will interesting and fun I think either way, that's the goal, right?
-Math-Captivatedminds;Some worksheets for Toby. He is learning carrying.
-Creative Writing assignment based on experience during an adventure game we played(Dh wrote it)
-Piano Lessons
-Considering God's Creation
-Landmark History Book
Across Five Aprils
Great Turkey Walk
Wright Brothers
Left Behind book #21

Monday, August 10, 2009

A few things

Well, I am into my 13th week and I am feeling much better. I can't seem to sleep past 6 hrs though, no matter what I try. My food aversions have mostly disappeared, thankfully! I have been able to eat more raw foods which are so much healthier than subway everyday! My tastes have changed alot though. I am not eating as many fermented or asian foods. It's hard to believe that in just a couple of weeks I will be able to feel the squirming of another little baby in my belly. I always enjoy that part, especially sitting in church. It's very amusing!
On another note, I found an excellent resource through our local library called Discus. It's free and it has lessons, etc.. for school aged kids. What a great homeschool resource! It is very kid friendly as well, very visual. I am not going to require that they do the stuff on there but I think they will enjoy it any way! That's all I have time for right now but I do have more to say:)

Monday, August 03, 2009

Homeschool week of 7/27

Kaitlyn is much better! I almost took her to the ER but we were able to keep it under control. Andrew has been running a temp of about 102 but he isn't acting like Kaitlyn did. For right now, it seems like this sickness is milder for him. I am so thankful! Alex has been acting like he doesn't feel good but he isn't running a fever. We did "do" school in the traditional sense last week but I am really not into "traditional"! I am much more of a life learner. I want to enjoy what I choose to learn. I can't help but think that the kids are like that too. We will find our groove sooner or later. The kids have a musical coming up soon so the next couple of weeks we will be doing more unschooling(which I like) Here is what we did:
Bible-Starting Strong
Considering God's Creation
Movie-The Underground Railroad
Wii Fit Resort-They love this!
Caddie Woodlawn
Miracles on Maple Hill
Hero over Here
George Washington Carver
Hero over Here
Hooked on Phonics(Made it to the 3rd level! Yay Toby!!)
One Morning in Main
Nursery Tales