Homespun Homeschool Week #34

Week 34 (our last week!) of Homeschool: We made wallets with duct tape, finished the last 4 lessons in our Song School Latin book, went to Fairy Tale Town to celebrate Field turning 8, started reading the 2nd Hardy Boys book, made chocolate whoopee pies, worked on our Spanish vocabulary, took pictures with our new polaroid camera, typed out an Oompa Loompa song from Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, built lego creations on our lego mug, read our first sentence (Francis!), and used our 3D pen to make a 3D Garfield, house and glasses!

Homespun Homeschool Week #33

Week 33 of Homeschool: We read the Hardy Boys The Tower Treasure, created encoded messages, wrote more for our Thin Man graphic novel series, made sea slime, worked with our pattern blocks, painted abstract ocean-scapes, learned how to carry 10’s in addition, made clay sea creatures, started reading The Last Battle, practiced our drawing skills, did 2 chapters of Song School Latin, read a Lewis & Clark graphic novel, made Father’s Day cards, looked up cross-references to Jeremiah 17:7-8, swam every day, and went to an end of the year party with our wonderful Inspire teacher, Cheri Black!

Homespun Homeschool Week #32

Week 32 of Homeschool: We read “mat,” “set,” and “am” all by ourselves (Francis!), wrote a Haiku, read about Lewis & Clark starting their expedition in Missouri, created magnetic putty monsters & fed them magnets, finished reading The Silver Chair, built a stethoscope and listened to our heartbeats, made ice cream in a bag, did doctors check-ups & took x-rays, made stop motion animation videos, created our own dinosaur fossils, made plush, adorable organs for our body systems chart, and went to Sunsplash where we rode the waves, went down slides and splashed in the sun all day!

Homespun Homeschool Week #31

Week 31 of Homeschool: We made guitars with cardboard and rubber bands, learned about volcanoes & how glass is made, made a circuit with a ringing bell, went to Big Trees in Arnold to learn all about the Giant Sequoias, made paper dinosaurs, did a scavenger hunt and discovered nature everywhere, made a star-shaped potato stamp, replicated the map and legend for a Big Trees trail, created animals with thumbprint stamps, fed squirrels in Big Trees and watched one of them store an apple slice in tree bark, ate ice cream, watched old sci-fi creature classics in our own movie theatre, and swam to our hearts content!

 

 

 

Homespun Homeschool Week #30

Week 30 of Homeschool: We studied fractions and learned about numerators and denominators, made a logo for our school (Sunbeam Academy), wrote a poem called “Umbrella, Drumbrella,” made freezer paper stencils to create original t-shirts, took our end of the year test and scored 99% in both reading and math for 2nd grade (!), started writing a new album of original songs (Field), painted bugs and Vincent Van Gogh, performed an experiment to see how plants drink water, practiced drawing people, wrote a story about a woman in an office who has an adventure, and went to the Crocker Art Museum for bugs, bugs, bugs!

Homespun Homeschool Week #29

Week 29 of Homeschool: We learned how to round numbers up and down, went to the capital and lobbied our senators to vote no on AB 2943 (and got on the news!), built a spinning plate and made circular artwork, got 2 goldfish and named them Pesces (Latin for fish) and Pez (Spanish for fish), watered our garden and labeled our vegetables, looked up cross-references for Proverbs 3:5, read LOTS of Calvin and Hobbes, created surreal artwork, learned the Latin words for types of weather, finished reading Stuart Little, and made Mary Berry’s Cherry Cake for Granny’s birthday!

 

Homespun Homeschool Week #28

Week 28 of Homeschool: We read Mark Twain’s Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County, studied the Missouri state quarter, made rubbings & designed our own, learned about the National Park Regions, built a marble run, checked on our baby doves & saw they’d grown, used geo boards to learn congruent shapes, studied Romans 5:19, built and programmed a mechanical leg, made Mother’s Day cards, played t-ball, wrote a story about the magical land of Marnia, planted our Spring vegetable garden, acted out Frog & Toad stories, built domino falls, and went to Fusion Homeschool Academy’s open house for BBQ, sno cones, crafts and acting class!

 

Homespun Homeschool Week #27

Week 27 of Homeschool: We drew mirror images, wrote out the music to Old Hundredth, drew maps of the Assyrian Empire and Fertile Crescent, learned Latin words for basic foods, built a periscope, worked on numbers and letters, had our last piano lesson for the school year, read Stuart Little, made a top from our spinning science kiwi crate, played t-ball like a pro, learned the parts of a gyroscope and watched it spin from different angles, made our own Secret Agent briefcase, and saw The Lion The Witch and the Wardrobe at B Street Theatre!

Homespun Homeschool Week #26

Week 26 of Homeschool: We made encaustic melted wax art with crayons, performed an experiment to learn how bees make honey, listened to “The Charge of the Light Brigade” read by Alfred Lord Tennyson, learned about Whale Sharks, discovered that our resident Dove Mama’s babies had hatched (!), read up for our trip to St. Louis and created a pop-up card of all the sites we plan to see, built a sea monster with a tilt sensor, began constructing our own “1812 Overture” to be played on a special music box for original compositions, wrote our own comic strips, recorded ourselves (Field) narrating Arnold Lobel’s wonderful Frog and Toad stories, took a Hamburger Farm field trip to Bishops Pumpkin Farm and learned about where every part of a hamburger comes from, and along the way got to see bees making honey up close, milk a “cow,” pan for “gold,” and eat hamburgers!

 

Homespun Homeschool Week #25

Week 25 of Homeschool: We read The Horse and His Boy, studied gerbils & hamsters, built a hand-crank flashlight, read article 1 of the Constitution of the United States, created our own Garfield comic strips, made an air-powered rocket launcher, drew a collaborative collage portrait of President Trump, studied fallacies, discovered a mama dove and her nest full of eggs by our front door, wrote a descriptive analysis of the 1812 overture, and performed in our end of the year Classical Conversations graduation!