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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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Sunday, December 23, 2012

Our Roman Meal

Thanks to a minor surgery for me (a lump removal in early November), a diagnosis of cancer, then a major surgery on December 11th, it's been awhile since I've done any updating on here about our school year. I am still recovering, but feeling good enough to briefly tell you that we finished our main study of Rome early in December, and finished the unit with our own version of a Roman meal...

Since the ancient Romans mainly ate finger foods while reclining, we used a card table on the floor and placed couch cushions and pillows around it. You can also see a white sheet tied around Coyote, which was his attempt at making a toga. The meal consisted of fried chicken, grapes, cheese and crackers, and lettuce salad. Even though forks were not used in ancient Rome, we did "cheat" a bit and used forks to eat our salad. But, it was all a fun little experience for our family.
We were sort of "forced" to take our Winter break early this year, due to the surgery on the 11th. So, our last day was December 7th. We will start up again early in January and begin learning about the Renaissance and Medievel Times.

Have a blessed Christmas as you remember the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ, and focus on the reason he was born!




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