In our homeschool... We had an especially late start on Monday, as the boys were out extra late Sunday evening at hockey. However, once we got going, we completed two history lessons (we needed to catch up!) and Kennady worked on the lapbook (we just reviewed The 20th Century in America from Home School in the Woods), which is now almost finished.
On Tuesday I worked on science with boys, and we did one history lesson - it was a long one!
Our history lesson on Wednesday was about the Florida Everglades, and the boys did another science lesson. We've only got one more chapter left to study, so it feels like we're almost finished even though there is still plenty of observation to do!
Thursday's history lesson was on the US Mint and state quarters program - I knew that those quarter collections would come in handy someday! Spencer and I had a full afternoon of shopping and his driving instruction planned, so I left Landon and Kennady to work on math and language arts on their own.
And I started looking through the new resources I purchased at the curriculum fair last weekend. I guess sometime soon I need to make a proper shopping list for the big curriculum fair coming up in Harrisburg.
(See all the books in the background? Dead giveaway that we're homeschoolers? LOL)
Helpful homeschooling tips/advice to share... It's okay if your kids don't LIKE to read. It took me awhile to be okay with that, because I have trouble understanding it, but not everybody enjoys reading. A friend shared this article that talks about it: When Your Homeschooled Child Doesn't Like to Read, at Jimmie's Collage
One of my favorite things this week... Music related things... Tuesday evening, the community choir I sing with had rehearsal on stage and with our special guest artist, and I loved the gospel music especially! I definitely felt like I'd been to church! Then, Harrison and I attended a concert at University of Maryland last night - his friend is in the choir. They performed Verdi's Te Deum and it was breathtaking! Two very different musical experiences, but both were wonderful.
A photo/video/quote or link to share... I have a lot of favorite quotes, and it's hard to pick just one. Since I mentioned music as one of my favorite things that happened this week, I picked out this quote from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow to share. Music can somehow express and speak to things that are difficult to put into words.
Music is the universal language of mankind.
- The Map Across Time by C.S. Lakin
- Patrick - Son of Ireland by Stephen R Lawhead
- Sticky Faith by Dr Kara E Powell and Chap Clark Ph.D.
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