Homespun Homeschool Week #9

Week 9 of Homeschool: We learned present perfect tense Latin word endings, read about Shakespeare and made a paper replica of the Globe Theatre, learned about the power of the sun by making sun prints outside with special chemically-treated paper, counted angles and sides of shapes, learned about 6 forms of pollution, worked on division, started writing a paper about the Vikings, painted with watercolor, worked on writing numbers up to 23, learned about the Tang Dynasty of China and the building of the Grand Canal, started making Christmas Cards to give to the elderly this season, looked at possessive adjectives, skip-counted 13s, and packed for our cruise!

Homespun Homeschool Week #8

Week 8 of Homeschool: We learned how the Islamic religion began and made an edible desert oasis, played number knockout and incorporated square numbers and numbers to the power of 0, wrote another paper about Charlemagne including a key word outline, who-which clauses, because clauses, -ly dress-ups, and strong verbs, practiced making scrambled eggs and wrote our recipe in our personal cookbook, finished reading A Door In The Wall, worked with doubles in math and counted up to 100, began sentence diagramming with simple, compound sentences, watched a Punch & Judy show and put on our own production, practiced reading and writing, read about classical music composers, and played Out Of This World and learned all about the planets!

Homespun Homeschool Week #7

Week 7 of Homeschool: We learned our Possessive Pronouns, wrote a key word outline for “A Door in the Wall” then used it to write our own back cover blurb, learned about Leonardo da Vinci, Shakespeare, Michelangelo and Copernicus of the Renaissance period, wrote a comic about the reign of Queen Elizabeth, studied more Latin word endings, listened to our dear friend Busbee’s songs and shared stories about the special person he was to us, learned how animals react to environmental change and discovered a bug with leaf-shaped feet in our yard, created our own beautiful versions of classic pieces of art, finished a 100 page comic book entitled “Thin Man and the Boisterous Battle of Blobby (Field), and went to the Crocker Art Museum, where we saw gorgeous pottery, looked for the special floor tile in Crocker’s mansion, and created a flower with art magnets!

Homespun Homeschool Week #6

Week 6 of Homeschool: We built our own lava lamp, practiced Number Knockout, learned our objective pronouns, lost our first 2 teeth – both on the same day (Francis!), learned about the Hundred Years’ War and the plague, classified sentences, skip counted 9’s and 10’s and practiced counting with dimes, wrote a paper about Charlemagne, used different numbers to make 10, went to the Farm to Fork Festival where we heard Willie Nelson’s son Luke Nelson perform, got ballon creations, and sampled Sacramento faire, found European cities on a map, read a Pete the Cat book and read almost every single word (Francis!), learned about the Nitrogen, Water, and Carbon & Oxygen Cycles, welcomed Fall (Mom’s favorite season) and went to Bishops Pumpkin farm where we rode a train, a carousel, picked sunflowers, petted goats, and took a hay ride out to the pumpkin patch, where we picked our own pumpkins!