Ladies and gentlemen, for the first time ever, I present to you, OUR FAMILY HOMESCHOOLING YEAR ROUND! Yes you are correct, I probably am crazy, but nonetheless I have my reasons (none of which my kiddos seem to grasp well) and hence here follows a report on our first week of the “new” school year…barely a month after the “old” year ended. How’s THAT for new math?
We started our study of Antarctica by watching a Netflix movie about Earnest Shackleton and his journey there. I found a neat teachers guide with lots of interesting activities for the boys to do here.
Ds4 and I reviewed his grasp of ABC’s and 123’s. His theme for Social Studies this week is “All About Me.” I had him look in my bedroom mirror and describe himself, then draw a self-portrait.
We have begun our Story of the World adventure! For a glimpse of archaeology and how it is used to uncover history, I broke one of my plates, buried the pieces and had the boys go dig it up and piece it back together…uh, can you say “boy heaven?”
Ds3 made his own personal timeline, starting with his birth. I think this was an excellent exercise and a great introduction to timelines in general (the Shackleton lesson plans had a timeline of their journey as well, so the subject was well covered.) I am still deciding what kind of timeline I want to do with the boys (on the wall, in a book, on the computer) but I definitely want to add one to our schooling this year.
Sad to say that is all I could find on the old memory card of our week. It was kinda short anyway as we had some appointments and obligations toward the end of it, but I know we will get going better this coming week. Any learnin’ is good learnin’, right? :)