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.

Please feel free to follow along....

Saturday, September 8, 2012

RTR Week 2: Julius Caesar, Brain Concentration, etc.

Here are a few pictures from
week 2 of Rome to the Reformation...

As I read about Julius Caesar and Octavius from "Augustus
Caesar's World," Coyote drew the scenes on the white board.
We learned about the left and right hemispheres of the brain
and how the left controls the right side, and vice versa.

The kids tried to pat their heads and rub their tummies
to show how it takes concentration to do things like this.
We played an Odd and Even game from ancient Roman times,
using beans (originally used with small stones).

This is a wall hanging we received from my husband's parents at Christmas. It is hanging in our school room, and we used it on Friday as we talked about being responsible by loving God and loving others.


  1. I have to remember to take pictures of our school year now that I am back to blogging again! We are doing RTR this year as well though we are now on, I think week 27. My kiddos thought that rub your tummy pat your head thing was fun too =)

    1. Thanks for stopping by! And, welcome back to blogging! :-)

  2. I wish I had been home schooled. It looks as if you all enjoy it. The students who seem to learn quicker at Brookes were home schooled.

  3. Hello Victoria. I like your home rules. Can you type what verses for each rule, just I cannot see it on picture. I want to use them in our Bible study this week. Thank you for your share of homeschool life.

    1. Ok. From top to bottom, here are the verses:
      Proverbs 12:22
      Psalms 34:1-3
      Galatians 6:2
      Micah 7:18
      Ephesians 4:32
      I Thessalonians 4:18
      Romans 4:21
      Acts 20:35
      Revelation 15:3
      Deuteronomy 15:11
      Matthew 7:12
      I Peter 1:22


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