Friday, June 29, 2012

Looking Back on Week 5 and 6

This week's looking back is a combination of week 5 and 6. It has been a strange couple of weeks but lessons were learned, people were visited, fun things were created or dismantled, etc.

Math and spelling is still going strong.  The kids are working at their own individual paces and I couldn't be happier with their progress.

Reading is a daily activity and it is the main thing that I ask Nick and Sam to do.

During the last 2 weeks, the kids and I learned about Terrific Tigers.  We used the Download-n-go by Amanda Bennett and again we were impressed by the information that we learned.  Did you know that there are only 5 species of tigers left in the world?  I did not know that.  Did you know that white tigers only exist in captivity?  I did not know that either.  Tigers are beautiful and unfortunately not very many remain in the wild.  All of the tigers are on the endangered species list and therefore protected.  I pray that one day the tigers will thrive in numbers and that no more will become extinct.

Other things that the kids did during these past 2 weeks:  took a part 4 lawn mowers (do not worry, their daddy made sure the sharp, dangerous parts were removed before the kids touched the mowers), helped with the scrap yard runs, tried the fix a riding lawn mower with hopes of turning it into a go-kart, read books, played with legos, drew pictures, painted, library time, watched Drive Thru History and What's in the Bible 6, 7, and 8, and went to a ribbon cutting ceremony for a new bridge in our town.

A lot of learning both formal and informal...I love homeschooling :)

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