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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, June 1, 2014

2013-2014 School Year FINISHED / Random Pictures to Share

I have apparently "dropped the ball" on blogging about our school year. Here we are, finished with our main curriculum for this school year, and I haven't posted anything new since February! Maybe I can do a better job of posting next school year. In the meantime, here are some random pix from the last three months of some things we have done. I hope it doesn't take too long for your computer to download all of them...

 
SCIENCE

February 4th
Dissecting beans

February 12th
Labeling the parts of a flower

April 10th
Putting a carrot in food coloring to see how the water gets absorbed


May 14th
Microscope Class at a Nature Center


 
HISTORY

February 11th
Hasty Pudding - believed to have originated during the
French and Indian wars.
Made with 2 cups milk, 1/2 cup cornmeal, 2 TB butter, and 1/2 tsp. salt.

March 20th
Russian Manyick Cake
Made this while learning about Catherine the Great.

April 24th
Following directions with a compass.
Did this while learning about Lewis & Clark

May 13th
Samuel Morse and the development of Morse Code.

 
FIELD TRIPS
 
April 23rd
Live theater production at a local University

April 30th
Tour of local Ambulance Department

April 30th
Tour of local Volunteer Fire Department

May 15th
Trip to a horse barn to learn about and ride horses.
EL is pictured here. She was nervous, but enjoyed it.

JJ on a horse. He loved it.


MISCELLANEOUS
 
May 8th
JJ using the laptop to do Math, Reading and Spelling on K5 Learning

EL using Daddy's computer to do her K5 Learning

March 25th
JJ received his Arrow of Light - the highest
award for a Cub Scout to receive.

April 5th
At a Balloon Launch for Autism Awareness Month
 
APRIL 13th Puppet Ministry at our church


April 16th
A visit with Grandma & Grandpa, and my brother and his family.
Pictured here is Grandma & Grandpa Mac with the grandkids.


MEDICAL APPOINTMENTS
 
March 21st
Both kids saw their Allergist and had some testing done.
JJ is still highly allergic to peanuts, tree nuts, and also shellfish
He is no longer allergic to eggs

April 18th
EL had a Sleep Study done.
She has mild Sleep Apnea.

May 18-23
A trip to visit family up North and help Grandma S.
as she underwent surgery to clean out a carotid artery.


After we came home from helping Grandma S., we finished up our main curriculum for this school year, then purchased a family membership to the local pool. We will continue working on some Math and English throughout the Summer.

Have a great Summer! I will try to post pictures of some of our fun Summer activities as I am able.




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