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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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!)