Saturday, April 30, 2011
My Homescool Week
It's time for The Homeschool Mother's Journal. Just click on the name to go to this great meme.
In my Life this Week:On Thursday my high schooler stayed home with us because there were tornado warnings and watches in our area. Therefore, we were in our basement for a while and watching the weather channel. We sent up some prayers for all the people that were impacted by the devastation of tornadoes this past week. On Friday we took a field trip with our co-op to Ft. Frederick to see a fort that was used during the Revolution, War of 1812, and Civil War. It was a really awesome looking fort. Two rows of housing flanked the sides of a large courtyard surrounded by a high stone wall. The lay out was very similar to Ft. McHenry in Baltimore. It made me desire to live in that time. Each room had a large fireplace for heat and cooking. To live in quarters like these, I could imagine people were very close - like family. There were tents set up with colonial clothing and items for sale and people walking around dressed for colonial times.
You will notice that we didn't get to do some of our work due to being out and about this week. Also, my daughter who attends Catholic high school was home for two days and lent some time for the kids to bond with each other. We also had a lesson in organization because my daughters had to straighten their room up together. It was the perfect time for it.
In Our Homeschool Week:
Religion: 1) We read the story of Zacchaeus. 2) Catechismclass.com - The Preaching of the Kingdom
English: Possessive singular and plural nouns and watched Pride and Prejudice
Vocabulary: No Vocab. this week.
Writing:1) Completed first draft of book report. 2) Preschooler wrote journal sentence.
Reading: 1) Catholic National Reader and library books.
Math:1) Area 2) Corrections
Science: Alkanes, alkenes, and alkynes (3 major types of hydrocarbons made up of only hydrogen atoms and carbon atoms.) Also constructed a propane molecule out of Styrofoam balls and toothpicks. The fireplace in our kitchen was my example of something that runs on propane.
History: 1) Researched Hamilton and Burr duel; 2) Read about the War of 1812; 3) Researched General Henry Harrison and General Andrew Jackson
Art: 1) Journal drawing and coloring. My four year old colors patterns on peoples clothes now. He must have a mathematical mind.
Music: Piano Lessons and practice
Health: Organization and keeping sanitary.
Physical Educ: 1) Ballet 2) Dance and Movement
Places We're Going/People We're Seeing: Our homeschool co-op families and Ft. Frederick in Frederick, Maryland.
My Favorite Thing this Week:Watching Pride and Prejudice with my daughters.
What's Working/Not Working for Us: My homeschooled daughter thinks she can have off when ever my daughter that attends Catholic school is home. I let her get away with it this week but she is going to have to realize that she is on a different schedule than my other daughter. Why do my homeschooled kids try to bargain with me so much? Do yours?
Homeschool Questions/Thoughts I have: Does anyone have a child age six or younger that can not stand to get hurt (for example: fall and scrape their skin)? My four year old got a pretty big cut that will heal but had a really hard time getting over it. He wouldn't let me put him down for a long period and I had to carry him around the whole time we were on our field trip. Why does he over-react so much?
A Link, Photo, or Quote to Share: "Love with insight beats love at first sight."