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THIS SCHOOL YEAR (2016-2017): We will be using a variety of different curriculum this year, with Notgrass' Uncle Sam and You as our main History, Bible and Literature focus. Our oldest, EL, is in 12th grade this year, but has special learning needs due to autism. JJ is our youngest, an active boy with Tourette Syndrome. He is in the 8th grade.

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Saturday, October 9, 2010

A Trip to Mexico and Beyond

This week, the kids received their "passports" and we all took a pretend trip to Mexico. While there, we watched a Mexican hat dance (on You Tube), learned some Spanish words, and made Mexican suns with Model Magic clay.


We also learned about desert lands and talked about how certain animals survive in the drastic temperature changes (hot in the day, cold at night). To experiment with this, made our own turtles and put them out in the sun and in the shade, along with a thermometer, to note the difference in temperatures. We also put two bowls of ice cubes outside - one in the sun and one in the shade. The kids learned that the sun will melt ice cubes faster than the shade.


As we continue to learn about North America and the names of the countries, we also played a geography game this week. Even Mom is learning with this game, as geography was never my strong point. It's fun to be learning along with the kids.   


On Thursday afternoon, we took a field trip to the local Veterinarian clinic. This didn't have anything to do with Mexico, but was still a neat learning experience.  


On Friday afternoon, we had our Homeschool Library Day and learned more about the Spanish language, as well as some German and American Sign Language.

Next week, we continue with our travels in North America; and, if I can find a recipe my husband will eat, we may be making a Mexican dish of some sort. Check in next week to find out!

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