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....

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

A Nomination - A Special Honor

So, yesterday, I had a surgical procedure done and am rather sore. There's not much I can do around the house as far as lifting goes, so I'm sitting here at the computer catching up on e-mails and things while my kids do their independent work. As I started going through the e-mails, I noticed another blogger I follow was nominated in the Homeschool Blog Awards.

The Homeschool Post

So, I clicked on the link to go vote for her page, as well as several others that I follow. As I browsed through all the other categories and nominations, I came across a very familiar one - SONset ACADEMY! Wow, how exciting to be nominated; and not only in one category, but in THREE:
  • Best Homeschool Mom Blog
  • Best Crafts, Plans and Projects Blog
  • Best Encourager
Whoever nominated me, THANKYOU! I am thrilled.

If you have not voted yet for your favorite blogs, you can click on the link below to get started! Polls close on November 16th.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Dem Bones (and da utter parts of da human body)

Life has been moving along and keeping us pretty busy, so I haven't had much time to blog about the things we've been doing here. I'll give you a brief run-down of a few things we've covered.

We are still learning a bit about ancient Rome, and have now started reading a book about Galen, a famous Greek doctor who lived 2000 years ago. The book is called "Galen and the Gateway to Medicine."

We are also continuing our study of the human body, and have been learing about the eye, the mouth, the skin, and the skeleton.

Labeling the parts of the eye.

A paper model of the eye.

Opening the model of the eye.

Our paper model of a skeleton.
Instead of using tape to attach the bones, we used gold brads so we could make the joints move like they are supposed to. 

Here is a fun song we have been listening to about the different bones and how they are connected. The kids love it (and I guess I do, too!)