Homeschool Wrap-up

This week in our homeschool we did get some things accomplished.  We have been working on starting our timeline to go along with our History.   We are using The Story of the World this year and we are really loving it.  We are also doing a lapbook that I found at The Chronicle of the Earth. Here a couple of pictures of our timeline.

       

And here a of picture of our lapbook.  This shows chapter 1 – 9.

In English and in Math we are using ACE.  In English she is working on Subjective and Objective verbs and in Math she is working on long division and reducing fractions.  I seem to have to reteach both these skills every week.

In Science we are using a science curriculum I found for free on the internet.  It is not bad.  The only cost is the printing.  I guess she could read the lessons on the computer, but I usually print it out.  There are questions, puzzles and activites to go along with each lesson.  The website for this curriculum is Classic Science. 

In spelling, I made up my own curriculum.  I found a series word lists and I’m using those as a base list.  I do change the “academic words” to correspond with our science curriculum.

We are using Writing Strands for Creative Writing.  It is slow going but she is learning a lot.

We are also doing a Geography curriculum that I wrote.  You can read about it at Geography Curriculum Script, the post was on Jan. 4th, 2012.

In the curriculum you use a large wall map like this one.

And then you put together a report on the state which includes state information, a fmaous person sheet and much more.

                   

On the last day you put a sticker in the passport and choose the next state.

            

I have this curriculum for sale for $10.50.

This week we have been working hard to get our work done.  On Friday we go to a co-op from 8 – 11 am and then eat lunch with the other families. My daughter is taking three classes at the co-op.  They are:  The Young PeaceMaker, Book Club, and Sign Language.  We really enjoy going to co-op.  Being the only child left at home, this is a time for her to be with her friends.

I hope you enjoyed our “Homeschool Wrap-up”

Blessings,

Colette

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Weekly Webcasts

I will doing a weekly webcast on The Homeschool Channel (www.thehomeschoolchannel.tv).  The webcast will be every Tuesday at 3:30pm central time.  I will be covering all kinds of unit studies, holiday studies, math helps and much, much more.  Last week my webcast was “A Thankdsgiving Lapbook”.  It went very well.  I had around 100 viewers with about 60 in live chat.

This Tuesday, November 22nd, the topic will be Advent.  I will discuss the symbolism of Advent as well as a short “how to” section.  If you are interested in seeing my webcast, go to The Homeschool Channel and sign in.  After each broadcast I will have the script and other items available.  I would love to see you there.

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