Monday, September 16, 2013

Homeschool ~ Week 5

We are five weeks into our homeschool year and it's still going great!  We have had a busy week full of projects.  I think the kids really enjoyed school this week. 

We are using Abeka for History this year and for the most part we are loving it.  Megan and Lily are working their way through American History by studying various famous individuals.  They just finished studying Miles Standish.  We decided to add a little bit of fun into our studies though and we are taking a quick break to work our way through History Pockets.  We are learning about the Pilgrims and what life was like in Plymouth.  The girls are enjoying the hands on activities that we have been doing and it's a nice change of pace.

We did a small craft project on September 11th and spent some time discussing the events that unfolded that day.

We finished studying the state of Delaware and made our own version of the Delaware Memorial Bridge.  The bridge was a fun project.

Megan has been plugging away in math.  I have been pushing her extra hard because she is a grade behind.  When I first began homeschooling her we used Singapore for math.  Long story short, it didn't work well for her.  We ended up using Abeka (just like Annie uses) and it has been going much better.  However, we lost almost a full year because of this.  So, we have been playing catch up ever since.  We even continued math work over the summer to get back on track.  I'm proud of Megan though because she does it without much complaint.

Annie is taking art classes once or twice a month.  I took Megan and Claire with me when I dropped Annie off at her art class.  The classes are held at a local arts center that is housed in an old meat packing plant.  The entire building has been rehabbed and turned into artist studios, cafes, shops, etc....  The whole place has an industrial vibe to it and it's pretty cool.  Megan and Claire enjoyed exploring while we waited for Annie to finish her class.

Annie studied Miro in her class.  This is her finished piece inspired by his work.  I love it!  I am planning to frame all of her pieces and hang them along the basement stairs in our home.  It will be like her own little art gallery. 
So, that's week 5!  Heading into week 6 in a few moments.  This will be a tough week for the girls because there aren't any big projects scheduled for the week.  We will do some bird watching though as part of science and continue working on our History Pockets....those things will break up the monotony for the girls.  Have a good week!

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