We’ve had a nice, relaxing homeschooling week (I can’t believe I’m saying that about a school week in February!). Wednesday it was snowing so we decided to declare another snow day to much cheers and rejoicing. TJ spent lots of time playing on the WiiU and we made some Rice Krispie treats – and cut them into hearts for an early Valentine’s Day treat.
Our week in pictures…
- Working on some history postcards – part of our Renaissance history studies – postcards from famous folks.
- Valentine’s Day Rice Krispie Treats – fun treats for our snow day on Wednesday.
- Working on some vocab – TJ’s been using Megawords to practice her spelling skills and vocabulary. I love that it’s so simple for me – she basically just does all the work on her own.
- Reading about Bach – we’re learning about Bach this term and loving the Zeezok music program.
- TJ takes over the camera – I handed my phone to TJ and told her to take some pictures about her school week. Her choices: a Leonardo da Vinci DVD that we watched this week and one of her history postcards (along with one of her Monster High dolls). Have you noticed all the toys that end up in these pictures?
Wandering the web….
- 50 Alternatives to Sitting Quietly During Read Aloud Time from Walking by the Way
- How Homeschooling will Change Your Marriage from Joy in the Journey
- 5 Ways to Fix a Stressful Homeschool Schedule from Bookshark
- An Honest Look at Homeschool Struggles from Busy Boys Brigade
- How to Teach Language Arts to a Struggling a Reader from Weird Unsocialized Homeschoolers
Piles of books…
TJ finished I, Juan de Pareja this week and some books about Galileo and other Renaissance scientists. In her free time, she’s reading Harry Potter and more books in the Dragonbreath series (usually when I tell her it’s time to turn off the screens).
Our read aloud time was woefully lacking this week. We did listen to a few more chapters of The Mysterious Benedict Society but that’s about it. (That is one long book – every time I hit play on the CD I realize how many more CDs there are in the case. If your kids like long, detailed stories they will probably like this one!)
What’s happening at The Sunny Patch…
- A new weekly link-up – The Weekend Roundup (it opens at 8pm on Friday nights – come link up your posts)
- Renoir for Kids – resources, activities, and printables to learn about Pierre-Auguste Renoir
- Trim Healthy Mama Skinny Chocolate Recipe Collection – I’ve been on a bit of a skinny chocolate binge lately