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Sunday, August 31, 2014

Homeschool Happenings: Week Six

This week was extremely busy! We had an extra meeting/appointment/social event every single night this week, which is very unusual for us. Every school day was a push to stay on schedule, only to move on to the evening’s event. I’m still tired, and it’s time to start a new week.

This week I tried rearranging our schedule a bit. The kids were having a tough time finishing the day’s assignments, and we were not having enough time for outside playtime. I started getting the kids up half an hour earlier, at 7:00, since they are always awake anyway. I moved our subjects that we do together (history/science and music/art) to the morning instead of after lunch. We’re also doing math in the morning. We’re now leaving the house four days per week at 11:00 for p.e. or a library trip. We’re finishing the day with a big push to get language arts done. My kids are not super adaptable to change, so this week was rough as I tried to adjust the schedule to cut out problem areas. This coming week should be less busy and more normal, so we’ll see if the changes are beneficial overall.

In history, we learned about a turn-of-the-century conflict between Russia and Japan. For a project, we built a model of compressed air propelled torpedoes. The kids enjoyed it, and we even had some neighbors join in!

On Wednesday evening, we had a meeting at church. Upon learning this, Emma promptly went and dressed herself for the meeting. Please note her jeans, skirt, dress, shirt, and cardigan. She was definitely the most clothed person in attendance.

Emma is now the third King kid to learn chess from PJ! When I left for a meeting on Tuesday night, she was working diligently on setting up the board.

That’s all, folks! We’re headed into another busy week in which we will be laboring in our studies on Labor Day.

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Tuesday Treats 8-26-14

Happy Tuesday!

Friday, August 22, 2014

Homeschool Happenings: Week Five

Week Five was our first full week, and it was very full! After five days, I’m ready for the weekend. We usually do four full days and take a half day for independent work, but the kids will be doing that on Monday while I’m at a long doctor’s appointment.

We added P.E., music, and art to our schedule and returned to science after a break. Everyone enjoyed these more “fun” subjects.

In science, we learned about mixtures and compounds by making gummy bear models!

In pre-k, Emma finished working on the letters in her name!

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