This week of homeschool went by in a blur! T and Seuss each had a half-day of preschool to welcome them back, and I volunteered to help both days. Also, we are busy getting our church play group up and running. Next week, T and Seuss will have their first full week of preschool. I guess this means summer is officially over. (Sniff!!)
I’m short on time tonight, but I wanted to do a quick homeschool wrap-up…
|Field Trip! Portsmouth, NH harbor cruise!
We loved checking out the naval yard.
|Sand dollar observations. Later in the week, Leo’s
grandparents gave him two other sand dollars (one from MA and one from SC)
and he later added notes on the differences between the three.
|This game is called Kilter. It is funny, and it’s an introduction to levers.
|Leo’s composting experiment:
One cup has a spinach leaf in it, one has a piece of plastic bag.
|Leo planted wildflowers and has been taking notes in his journal daily.
He was thrilled that they sprouted 10 days faster than it said on the back of the seed package.
|Leo has started recording sunrise, sunset, high temperature, and low temperature each day.
He intends to make a graph of it at some point. So I guess this counts as math, too.
|Look at this super-cool model plane that Leo and his Papa worked on today!|
|Recreation of the ship we were on in Portsmouth.|
|This is our current read- aloud book.|
|Reading a science book.|
|Leo did his daily journaling.|
|In addition to journaling, he wrote a letter to a penpal,
and wrote songs for his siblings.
|We also dabbled in Bravewriter’s Partnership Writing curriculum,
and we started with picto-codes and ciphers. I cannot let you view all the messages
because they are top secret.
|This week, Leo created a photo series titled, “Dr. K’s Wild Adventures in the Backyard”
He is in the process of making a coffee table book with the photos taken.
Did I mention the Dr. K doll is our pediatrician’s action figure??
|Dr. K in a Red Solo Cup.|
And… we had a lot of fun outside:
|On Seuss’ birthday, we watched the big yellow bus
drive away and then we headed to the BEACH.
And, there was plenty of sediment in the tub!
|Dirty piggies = happy piggies!|
When you teach a child something you take away forever his chance of discovering it for himself.
~ Jean Piaget
Cait co-hosts The Homeschool Sisters Podcast and is co-founder of Raising Poppies, a community for parents of gifted and twice-exceptional children. Cait is also founder of the Family Book Club at My Little Poppies, a fantastic community of book-loving parents and the Gameschool Community at My Little Poppies, a vibrant community of gameschoolers.
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