Homespun Homeschool Week #21

Week 21 of Homeschool: We worked on phonetics, learned about World War 1, skip-counted tens with dimes, made a bazillion shrinky-dink key-chains, diagrammed sentences, found the Middle East on a map, counted up to 200! (Francis), made mini works of art by our Cycle 2 artists, then shrunk them (more shrinky-dinks), learned about kinetic and potential energy, made an organ out of bottles and water and played music, learned about Charlemagne’s empire, reviewed Latin imperfect tense word endings, wrote a poem about mortality and nature, learned our metric measurements, had a tooth pulled (Field), and went to meet our new puppy!

Homespun Homeschool Week #20

Week 20 of Homeschool: We learned about Gainsborough and created landscapes in his style, diagrammed sentences, made some goals for 2020 and looked back on 2019, performed experiments with water, did phonics match-ups, worked on Latin, started growing crystals, started writing a paper about medieval knights from 3 source texts, added words to our original language (Field), learned linear equivalent conversions, played Dr. Eureka, found Baltic Europe on our maps, practiced drawing, looked at the states of matter, learned about the leaders of World War 1, learned how to skip count by 2’s (Francis), and programmed our robot Botley!

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!

 

Homespun Homeschool Week #15

Week 15 of Homeschool: We wrote what we are thankful for on the leaves of our thankfulness tree, added doubles, structured sentences, made gingerbread and gingersnaps, cracked puzzles with pattern blocks, hiked to Van Maren Park, wrote a foreword to an original graphic novel (Field), composed a piece for piano called Little Melody (Field), and made homemade egg nog!

 

Homespun Homeschool Week #14

Week 14 of Homeschool: We gave a presentation on the sinking on the Titanic, wore our PJ’s to school (CC), learned about the structure of leaves by tracing the veins with paint, practiced Latin future perfect tense endings, played Amazing Grace and O Christmas Tree on our tin whistles, learned our Tablespoon and teaspoon conversions, got to go inside our very own planetarium and poke holes in the walls to make constellations, learned Eastern European seas, looked at some more indefinite pronouns, learned about some other bodies in our solar system, wrote a poem about an idle writer (Field), created leaf art using fractals to build leaves, learned about the Battle of Waterloo, finally carved our pumpkins, and had an auction and won the grand prize (a $20 bill)!

 

Homespun Homeschool Week #13

Week 13 of Homeschool: We practiced for our winter piano recital in a mini-performance (Field), looked at some more indefinite pronouns, made a Medieval figure of Justinian, structured sentences, walked a proportional layout of our solar system, learned about the French Revolution, saw mom caroling at Bass Pro Shops and met Rudolf and Mrs. Claus, skip counted the cubes, located European and Asian capitals and countries on a map, made a leaf lantern out of real leaves, practiced Latin future perfect tense endings, wrote a paper about a Samurai, and made the phases of the moon with Oreo cookies!

HomespunHomeschool Week #12

Week 12 of Homeschool: We counted apple seeds and learned about halves and addition, diagrammed sentences, visited the Planetarium at Sierra College and learned about our solar system, built a modern paper art sculpture, solved puzzles with tangrams, learned about the history of Russia, looked at maps and retraced our recent travels of the Northwest, went fishing for sight words, wrote a story about a baby dragon, memorized the order of planets in our solar system, worked more on addition with doubles, learned geography of Southwest Asia, looked at Latin pluperfect tense word endings, learned about Australia and the Maori Warriors, skip-counted the squares, listened to Kanye’s new album, discussed the Christian faith and learned to play his song “Use This Gospel” on piano, learned our demonstrative pronouns, wrote about the Earl of Huntington, and created pressure in bottles and shot them into the air like rockets!