Friday, October 30, 2009

Homeschool Week of 10/26-10/30

I can't believe we were able to school this week! We were still sick in the beginning of the week, especially Jason. The kids were real troopers and they really do not like being bored! We are almost %100 better but still have a little congestion.

  • Bible- Bible stories/Reading
  • Memory Chapter- 1 Corinthinthians 13 cont.
  • Hymn-Review and Begin Silent Night
  • Exercises-Stretching, Jumping Jacks, push ups, lunges, squats, calve raises,Running in place, jacknife/ Begin Yourself Fitness
  • Science

-Considering God's Creation- Atmosphere Experiment with flashlight demonstrating the effects of direct sunlight vs. indirect/proximity of sun.
-Hot/Cold air molecules
-Discover and Do video
-Microscope:Sugar, salt, cayenne pepper, onion, carrot, cheerio

  • Handicrafts-Sewing lessons/Christmas projects/Toby-Paper
  • Reading:

Charlotte-Journey to the Center of the Earth; Facing Death


Reading to summer: Robin Hood

Independent: Cont. Bark of Bog Owl


  • Computer Science-HTML, GIMP lessons/practice, begin lessons on CSS
  • Art-Gimp
  • People Study/Character Building-Persecuted people in other countries/ Write a letter through prinsoner alert/Encouraging letter
  • Math- Combination between Captivated Minds and Math workbooks

Toby and Summer-math workbooks

  • Writing-Correct sentences from last week that didn't get corrected/Read about the correct formation of paragraphs
  • Preschool-Workbook/Books read
  • Toddler-Cutting/Pasting

Monday, October 19, 2009

Homeschool Week of 10/19-10/23

I haven't been posting our weekly overview because I have been using another program(one Jason wrote) but I thought I would start copying over here, how hard is that?? LOL We have been "doing" school a little differently for the last 3 weeks and the kids love it! They are enjoying it so much more now. If you are wondering where our traditional Science is, we alternate entire Mondays between Science and History. Mondays are completely devoted to one or the other. We get so much more done this way and they seem to be able to enjoy it more. We do tend to study both Science and History within our other subjects by default but the official day is on Monday.

  • Bible- Bible stories/Reading

  • Memory Chapter- 1 Corinthinthians 13(cont..)

  • Hymn-Away in a Manger

  • Exercises-Stretching, Jumping Jacks, push ups, lunges, squats, calve raises,Running

  • History-Prepare for Fall Academic Presentation Day

Finish Presentation and practice!

  • Handicrafts-Sewing lessons/Christmas projects/Toby-Paper

  • Reading:

Charlotte - Journey to the Center of the Earth

Kaitlyn - The Bark of the Bog Owl

Toby-Hop(On to level 5!!Yay)

  • Computer Science-HTML, GIMP lessons/practice

  • Art-Presentation Board

  • People Study/Character Building-Missionary Stories, Service

  • Math- Combination between CaptivatedMinds and Math workbook

Toby and Summer-math workbooks

  • Writing-Oral Presentation/Book notes

  • Preschool-Workbook/Read Aloud Books

  • Toddler-Cutting/Pasting/Read Aloud Books

Sunday, October 18, 2009

I am amazed

Charlotte has learned how to do animation in Gimp. She just messed around and figured it out on her own. I can't believe it! So neat.

Monday, October 12, 2009


That is the only word that comes to mind to describe this past month! We have had a lot to do. Jason did get the toilet in and it seems to be fixed(Praise God) BUT we have yet to finish the bathroom. We have one tile left and I am hoping that it will be laid down tonight.
We found out that we are for sure having a little boy! He will be our tie breaker. We are very excited! Right now we have a couple of projects in the making that is taking up some extra time but I am hoping to integrate my blog into the mix so that should be interesting. School is going very well right now because of the changes that we have made. The kids and I are both really enjoying it now! It feels like this is the way it is supposed to be. So here's to integration, normality, and hopefully success!