Our busy summer has already started. I’ve been ready for it since spring break, but I always am. Here are a few pictures from our trip to Busch Gardens last week. Make sure to click on the link to see all the pictures.
I thought I would post what a “typical” week looks like here. I plan on posting about future weeks and you’ll see that our days can look very different from each other. I will be sharing what curriculum we are using and will include links.
Sunday: David came home from camping with the Boy Scouts and Allie headed back to college.
Monday: Co-op day
Tuesday: Evie (1st grade) does her school work with me first.
- She is using Grade 1 Lightning Lit Set from Hewitt Homeschooling (here is a link to my review). This week’s book is Bill and Pete to the Rescue. She really liked this story. She did the corresponding workbook pages.
- She is using Learn to R.E.A.D. Curriculum Notebook and R.E.A.D. Review Pack from The Crafty Classroom (here is my review). This is her phonics/reading program. She really likes that this is hands on. Each week has four lessons and works perfectly into our schedule.
- Evie practiced her Books of the Bible memorization. She almost has all the Old Testament memorized. I found this printable on Pinterest. It has helped Evie to learned the books by section: law, history, poetry, major prophets and minor prophets. I also wrote the books on Popsicle sticks for her to put in order.
- Evie is using 1st grade Mammoth Math Light Blue Series. She loves math so this is never a problem for her to do. I reviewed a different level math many years ago, you can read it here.
When Evie was done (it takes about an hour) it was David’s turn. He is in 6th grade this year.
- We start with read alouds. We are working through American history with Sonlight’s book lists. We have taken our time and stretched this out to be a three year study. We are in the second year. We finished Freedom Train today.
- To go along with the American History study David is working through Homeschool in the Woods The Early 19th Century. There are 25 lessons and David is doing about one a day. He learned about pioneers and traveling west.
- next he did a lesson in Eclectic Foundations Language Arts Level B (here is where I reviewed it) This has been a great language arts curriculum for David. He really likes this curriculum. He’s almost done with this level.
- he did some multiplication review with a worksheet from Pinterest and a lesson in his Mammoth Math Light Blue series. We’ve slowly worked through this level for full mastery. He’s almost done with this too.
- during our lunch break we watched an episode of Drive Thru History Adventures American History. Here is a review that I just posted. We love these videos. We watched lesson #6 today- Founding Fathers of Philadelphia.
After lunch Evie and David do a little school together. Today they did a geography lesson from Let’s Go Geography. We in the continent of Africa. We learned about Tanzania. This has been a great for both of their learning styles. David is very auditory and Evie is hands on. We have all learned so much from this curriculum. I was pleased when Evie recognized the flags from Sweden and Norway while we where at an American Heritage Girl International Night.
Tuesday night was Girl Scouts for Evie and Boy Scouts for David.
Wednesday we took a little trip to Virginia Beach. Katie had a dentist appointment so we planned a few fun things to do while there. We stopped at the mall, looked around and had lunch. We drove through our old neighborhood. So many things were different and so many things were the same. Then we went to the park at Mount Trashmore. This really has changed since the big kids were little. It was a little chilly, but we had fun. We headed home after this.
Thursday: We had the pleasure of helping friends of ours welcome some family at the airport. We stayed for a little while and had lunch and browsed the gift shop. Evie and Thomas (5) were given pencils with fun airplane shaped erasers. They thought this was pretty cool!!
Friday: Evie’s school was very similar to Tuesday. David started reading Shades of Gray today. This is another book about the Civil War. We are also using the Civil War Trails maps to visit as many sites as we can. Today’s geography lesson was Ghana. This is the last county we will study in Africa this year. Let’s Go Geography is a three year program. The kids are already looking forward to add more countries to the continents we started.
Dinner was pizza. We try to do that each week. We got to spend the evening all together. George was been working crazy long hours with few days off. It was nice to be together and Home.
Saturday- Girl Scout cookie booth and birthday party.
Whew! That was a busy week!!!