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Just a good day of learning
So Currclick does these freebies. This weeks freebie is Daily Bird - Cardinal. This was the third stage of our homeschooling today. The first two steps were Reading Kingdom and Science4Us.
So we learned a lot about Cardinals this morning, as we have a pair at our feeder on a regular basis and never see more than the one pair. We learned that's due to their having a four acre territory that they vigorously defend. :) Neat huh?
Off then to do our names of Christ. Today we learned about God being the God Most High. The lad had a difficult time wrapping his head around that idea, of God being so very very big and wanting to be in everything we do. But once he sorta grasped the idea he was full of conversation and I know he'll think on it. :)
Reading about the monks in India and their worship of Buddha led us to two short studies. One, the sadness we have for people who genuinely worship a pretend God and who in the worship can still create objects of beauty as we studied the second study.. the caves of Ajanta. It was so neat to see what they created and how they did the work. Using trees, water, and stone tools. Very cool The lad said "I would have wanted to be those hunters mom. Hunting a tiger and then seeing all that painted stuff. That would have been cool mom."
Math was done viaIXL this morning, he practiced seeing what symmetry was. He will need to go over his multiplication tables sometime before bed as well. :) Grammar was done this morning by making up a fun story with nouns, adjectives and verbs. We had a good time laughing over the story and words used. :) We plan a snowshoeing time for phys ed and then doing some science from the ScienceAndMath dvd we're working through for a review. So that's about all I have right now. I hope to make cookies with the lad later as well, but time will tell. Might have to wait until tomorrow for that though.
Oh, before you leave, take a moment to tell me about your day? Was it good? Did you get much accomplished?
Doing Things Differently
My tendency in schooling is to have a basic plan for my day, but to more or less wing it as I go through it. That for the most part has worked well for me.
BUT I've been dealing with health issues for the past while and have found that I am often tired and out of sorts. This does not work well when trying to get things accomplished.
Over time I was starting to feel fairly much like a struggling homeschooling failure so I thought I'd switch things up a bit.
To that end I decided to make daily folders. The goal is to finish them daily, but to not stress about it if we didn't. Not like we can't carry things forward. I have a different colour for each day.
It's working well.
I do feel guilty because I'm ripping pages out of books which means I can't sell them and recoup some dollars after we're through with them, but bottom line is what overall is most important? My sanity or dollars?
On a positive note the lad seems to like it. :) He likes knowing that he's made it through his work sheets. He likes to be able to talk and play and do more science experiments and just have things more set.
I do need to reorganize our school room (yet again) to make it more functional long term for us, but for now this switch is helping. The lad is learning and life is good.
My son's one complaint is that one of the folders is light green and he would really rather it be black.
Creation Ministries and more
Yesterday we went to the NGBTS picnic for the Local area homeschoolers. Despite the rain, we had a good day. The lad got SOAKED through...mostly because he kept running back and forth to the bathroom with some other children. :) We did a scavenger hunt, decorated binders and just had a good time. We got some freebies that people were giving away.
Today we are going to the creation ministries open house. This is an annual event put on just for homeschoolers. We are going to the afternoon session. We'll get a goodie bag, have a chance to purchase materials on sale, attend a session for the children and a different one for the adults. I tend to go to the one for the children, Jim goes to the one for adults, and it all works out well. :)
Hoping to do some reading as well, and if I do so, will jot down which books we read and what we covered. Talk with you all later! :)
we did some reading
1. we learned about honeybees and the black and yellow agriope. We read about them in the Ultimate Guide to wildlife of North America.
2. We read from our world history book. Today we learned about roman legionaries, their auxiliaries, and how they could form a tortoise as a form of protection.
3. We started a story called "the labours of hercules" it comes from the book called "classical animal stories".
we didn't finish it because it is quite the long story and very wordy in an awkward way so I often rephrased it.
Events over the past bit
We continue to have fun with toads. The one our lad regularly catches in the backyard is called Dark Night. He plays a pivotal role in several stories.
We've also been releasing ladybugs in the backyard to combat the aphid problem. It's been fun watching where they go. We bought a bag for $20 at Ontario Growers in the local big city. :)
We had play dates with a couple different homeschool families.
The lad had the sheer joy of drawing a lemonade stand sign and then selling pop, lemonade and cookies at my annual yard sale. AND THEN!!!!!!! he used his earning to buy a lego Spider.!!!! What fun! We've spent a lot of time playing with the spider. :) mommy didn't have to help him at all. Not bad overall for one six year old boy eh?
What else? We've continued to do our reading at night, but really haven't done a whole lot in the way of homeschooling this past bit. We've taken time to do on the spot learning, but no book work and no organized time for learning.
Who Am I?
2013 TOS Reviews
if you were me
Family Hope Center
Bible Study Guide for all ages
Bird Cage Press
Homeschool in the woods
Wet, Dry, Try App
Essentials in Writing
In the Hands of a Child
A journey through learning
2014 TOS Reviews
Philippians in 28 weeks.
The Brinkman Adventures.
Logic of English.
Go Science DVD's
Happy Kids Songs
Wizzy Gizmo: In his image
Essential Skills Advantage:
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Don't Miss the Boat
Tokens of Promise
Biff and Becka's ....
A Child's Geography
Homeless at Harvard
30 Days of Bible Study...
Topaz and the Evil Wizard
Alone yet not alone
Lead me Home
I am Second
Can't wait Willow
This is Our Time
What I wish I knew at 18
Raising boys by design.
The Ruby Ring.
Knowing God By name.
The Jesus Bible, NIV.
One Realm Beyond.