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

THIS SCHOOL YEAR (2018-2019): Our oldest child, EL, finished her formal education in May 2017. She remains at home due to her special needs, and continues to learn with us when she is able. JJ is in 10th grade this year. We intend to homeschool him through High School, and are using a variety of different curriculum choices to complete this goal.

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Thursday, December 22, 2011

Quick Update (CTG 11-13)

It's been awhile since I've added anything about our schoolwork. Nothing is wrong. We just don't have anything overly exciting to report about. After Thanksgiving, we did make it through weeks 11, 12 and 13 of Creation to the Greeks. We've been learning about Moses in the Bible - his rescue as a baby, his visit with God through a burning bush, and about the 10 plagues God inflicted on Egypt to make Pharoah let the Israelite slaves go free.

We tried an experiment to show how a chemical reaction from salt and vinegar should shine up a penny. But, it didn't work out too well for us. I think I used the wrong kind of salt. The experiment said to use regular table salt, and I used Sea Salt. Not sure if that would make a difference or not, but it didn't really do anything for the pennies.

This past week, we decided to take a break from our CTG studies as we get ready for Christmas. Instead, we concentrated on a bit of spelling and reading, did some Christmas themed word finds, and watched some Science related videos on You Tube. One day, we learned about the Solar System. Another day, we watched a glass making demonstration. We also made goodies for Christmas to hand out to our neighbors, and made some homemade presents as well. Here is one that Coyote made for his sister. She loves dogs, so he made this for her out of pipe cleaners. He came up with the idea and the design all by himself! I love his creativity.

 Tonight, we will probably go driving around looking at Christmas lights. Its a fun, yearly tradition that we all enjoy.

Merry Christmas to you all!


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