Homespun Homeschool Week 19

Week 19 of Homeschool: We learned about U.S. Space Missions, experimented with the power of plasma, found European Countries on our maps, watched SpaceX successfully launch the Falcon 9 and Dragon in an effort to return astronauts to space, learned about the Industrial Revolution, drew portraits like Rembrandt using the chiaroscuro technique, looked at liquid equivalents, put together a penguin puzzle, created our first commissioned artworks (Francis), learned about the Vikings and the legend of Thor, practiced adding doubles, looked at Latin present tense verb endings, practiced shading spheres, finished SongSchool Latin Book 2 (go Field!), finished our indefinite pronouns list, practiced piano, started learning algebra, wrote in events on our Timeline, and saw all our Classical Conversations friends again!

 

 

 

 

Homespun Homeschool Week #18

Week 18 of Homeschool: We practiced writing word endings, started reading the Homeschool Detectives series, introduced our pet ants to their new home and watched them dig through their edible, drinkable gel, wrote chapter 2 in our book about the adding of the 51st state (Field)made entries in the Junior Park Ranger workbooks we got at Fort Clatsop in Oregon, flew our drone (thanks Grandma!), wrote a story about Francis getting sucked into an episode of Odd Squad, started piano lessons again (Field), typed our IEW paper about a Lama and an adventure, found wild bunnies at the park, wrote out books of the Bible in order from memory, climbed trees, wrote a report for our CC Presentation next week entitled “Scratch 2.0 – The Coding Beginner’s Most Loved Coding Language,” worked on adding ones and tangram math, looked at the uniqueness of our family in the differences of our fingerprints, drew pictures from The Cat in The Hat, and tossed a fruitcake for National Fruitcake Toss Day!

Homespun Homeschool Week #17

Week 17 of Homeschool: We built an automaton, read the new Dog Man book 3 times, rewrote the lyrics to The Christmas Song, performed our first piano recital beautifully (Field), roasted chestnuts on an open fire (then made creme de marrons), wrote a short story about a time machine, worked on subtraction, pretended we were in the Odd Squad, made an “Anxious-O-Meter” (to convey our anticipation of Christmas), made a globe and adventure book and learned about geography, and went to see the Sacramento Ballet’s Nutcracker!

Homespun Homeschool Week #16

Week 16 of Homeschool: We learned about the Islamic empire, made cardamom cinnamon rolls, sent a Christmas card and gift to the Union Gospel Mission, learned about the science of bubbles, wrote musical accompaniment to The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Suess, did a sketch of mommy (Francis), wrote a short history of the Titanic, made Christmas cards with our CC friends to pass out at a nursing home, wrote a new chapter in a new book (El Quincuagésimo Primer Estado – Field), built marble runs, and went to an Inspire craft day and book fair!