Sunday, March 11, 2012

Homeschool Mother's Journal: In Which We Spring Forward

In our homeschool...  Landon finished The Cay, Spencer doubled up on History lessons a few days and is back to being on schedule (or almost), and Kennady is nearing the end of her Language Arts.  We did a few science lessons, and finished our look at the Scandinavian countries in History.  We like to try foods from other countries occasionally, and I noticed in our book about Iceland there was a recipe for Icelandic Crepes.  I still am not sure what makes them Icelandic, but that's what we had for lunch on Thursday, and I called it social studies.  LOL  And in our composer study, we listened to a bit more of Dvorak's New World Symphony, studied Gabriel Faure, and listened to his Requiem Mass and some piano compositions.

Co-op class this week was our chance to play with the trebuchets we built last week.  We spent a little time discussing how they work, then I allowed the kids to play.

In other news... We started the week with a trip to the Nature Center to enjoy the Maple Sugarin' Festival.

DH took the kids to the Civil Air Patrol's Open House this week.  I guess this coming Tuesday is when we'll sign Landon up for good and all.

On Friday I was able to attend the evening sessions of the Apologia Live Conference in Baltimore.  I had a good time, and wish I could have gone to more of the sessions.  I was hoping to meet with some ladies from the blogosphere there, but that didn't work out.

Kennady started softball practice on Saturday, and the weather was perfect for it!

One of my favorite things this week... the Maple Sugarin' Festival.  A yummy lunch, learned a little about tapping maple trees and boiling down the syrup, and we got to see some beautiful raptors.

Another favorite thing was blogging about coffee!  

Questions/thoughts I have...  I still haven't registered for the curriculum fair and convention and I really should get that done.  And firm up some plans about getting there and staying overnight.

A photo/video/quote or link to share...

Steve Martin's "King Tut" always makes me laugh!

On the bookshelf...

  • A House for My Name by Peter J. Leithart
  • The Ultimate Guide to Homeschooling Teens by Debra Bell
  • The Bone House by Stephen R. Lawhead
  • Tears of Pearl by Tasha Alexander
  • Compulsively Mr Darcy by Nina Benetton
I finished The Betrayed by Lisa T. Bergren, but sadly, I am still not caught up on the book blog.  Shame on me.

A parting shot...

This post is linked to The Homeschool Chick - see how other homeschoolers are doing this spring!
The Homeschool Mother's Journal


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