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Welcome! I am using this blog to share our family's homeschooling thoughts and experiences.

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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Friday, December 24, 2010

Review of the Past Couple of Weeks

In the past couple of weeks, our Geography lessons (ECC week #14) took us to France.

For Science, we  learned about how different animals defend themselves, how they adapt to their surroundings, and we used You Tube to tour a couple of different caves.

For Bible, we are still reading through the book of Matthew (using You Tube to watch the Visual Bible), and also learned about Menno Simons, a Roman Catholic priest who changed his views and became a leader of the anabaptist churches.

For Music, we learned some new songs from European countries, started a new chapter in our music workbooks from Christian Light Education, and watched some Christmas videos on You Tube. (If you haven't figured it out by now, we LOVE You Tube!)

Physical Education was done in various ways as the kids ran around outside, played in the snow, danced to music, and went bowling.

Art hasn't been anything especially fancy lately. They either colored a Christmas picture, added features to a paper snowman, or learned how to draw an animal (such as a tiger or reindeer).

For Math, we continue with Mastering Mathematics by Letz Farmer. Both kids are currently in the Attacking Addition workbook. They are learning how to carry, and also how to add dollars and cents. Road Runner is concentrating on memorizing her addition facts, while Coyote mainly counts in his head without memorizing.

Language Arts, Spelling, and Handwriting have continued on as usual.

Last Friday, we all went on a field trip to tour a local radio station, as well as a printing factory. See photos below....




For Home Economics, the kids helped me in the kitchen as we made some Christmas goodies to take around to our friends and neighbors. This is a yearly tradition that we all enjoy.

Today is Christmas Eve and we are taking a break from school for awhile. We look forward to the time off as we celebrate the birth of our Lord.

Merry Christmas to you all!

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