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Sunday, February 8, 2009

Homeschool Week 31 In Review

We've been busy, busy, busy trying to get all of Caleb's work done and caught up. I told him that we need to be caught up by this upcoming Friday in order for us to take a little excursion to the beach. So, we're working really hard. Here's how this week went:

Beginnings -- We took a break from our reading book. So, we were able to talk about winter. We read lots of books about winter, and we even listened to two Winter books on CD. These books were sent to Caleb by Omi and Opa from their trip to London. So, it was really neat listening to someone with an English accent reading the story. Caleb enjoyed them, so THANK YOU Omi and Opa for sending them to him. By reading the winter books, we were able to talk about rhyming words and syllables.

Math -- Caleb finished up the chapter on geometry, and he finally mastered counting to 100 by 5s. He's been working hard with that, and I'm so glad that he's got it down.

Bible -- We reviewed questions 29-32 from the First Catechism, and the Bible verse for the week was John 3:36.

Art -- Since we were talking about winter, I thought it would be neat to do some "winter" painting. So, Caleb used white paint to paint a picture on black paper. It looked really neat. He also blotted white paint on blue paper, then folded it in half and opened it up to see what type of creation he had made. I've got pictures of these, but I'm stuck with Micah next to me, and the camera is in the other room. So, I'll get them posted soon.

Extra Stuff -- I'd been wanting to organize an "After School Playgroup" with the group of moms that I play Bunco with. Most of their kids are in public/private school, so Caleb doesn't get to see them often. So, we all met up to take the kids bowling after school on Thursday. It was really good for Caleb to be able to socialize and hang out with some of his friends. Plus, it gave us moms some social time, too, and that's always a plus! We are hoping to do this twice a month.

Join us next week as we return to our reading book to begin our study of "long vowel" sounds. It should be interesting...:)



Lin said...

Sounds like a busy week! By the end of it you'll both need the beach.

Do you have a homeschooling co-op connection that has sports, clubs, and other social outlets for your kids? I know that is big here so the kids have the opportunity to participate in sports and such. I respect you so much for doing all this work, I can see homeschooling is a ton of work! :)

Kaye said...

As a teacher I always find it so interesting to see what homeschool parents do at home. Love it!

Sherrie said...

Lin ~~ Yes, we belong to the local homeschool group, and we participate in one of the local co-ops. The co-op only meets 2x a year (well fall session and springn session), so we're getting ready for the spring session.

Tara ~~ You are too sweet. I'm not perfect by any means, and I DO have my days. LOL!

Kaye ~~ You and me both. Sometimes I wonder why the school day is soooo long. Granted, here in GA we are supposed to do 4.5 hrs a day, but right now I don't fret that b/c K is not mandatory. Now, next year, well, I think Caleb is in for a rude awakening. It takes us 1.5 hrs MAX this year, and next year will be a much longer day for him with all the extra subjects. Oh well, we'll manage! LOL!

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