Tuesday, June 30, 2009
When she sent me an email about it this time though...I was all over it. I love to be organized....doesn't always happen...but when I can find away to make it doable-I do.
So here are some pictures. I was able to make these in one night. The schedule strip was a more invasive project for me with lots of cutting of circles. So wishing I had a circle cutter after cutting all those buttons out.
There are a lot of great blogs out there with more information on this if you are interested!
Color Me Orange
A modified workbox approach-like mine
Ruby Slippers-mine is set up almost identical to this.
Homeschool Share's Workbox section-this is growing!
Sunday, June 14, 2009
I can't believe I haven't posted since May 21st. You'd think we had a few things going on...smile! We took a few weeks off, we've had too much going on between Summer Camp, visitors (had so much fun) on two different weekends, dentist appointments, VBS and just life. We started back June 1st then had to take off the very next week for VBS. The girls had a BLAST! So this week we are back on.
We are taking a break from Galloping the Globe this summer to do A child's geography...which sounds redundant but its not. A Child's Geography is more a study of Earth science. We are doing it as a co-op with my friend. We did our first week and love it. It is very Charlotte Mason"y" which I am really beginning to love. We are doing some narrating and copy work with it.
We made little Globes out of clear Christmas balls by painting the inside of the ornament blue then painting the outside green in the shapes of the ornaments. Also, they drew little globes on Shrinky Dink and we baked them then put earth colored seed beads on a stretchy necklace with our little earth picture. They turned out cute!
In chapter one, we have learned that the earth is in the shape of a sphere which in Latin means "ball". And because we are writing about the earth, we are called geographers. We also learned that our earth weighs the same as 1100 million, million, million elephants (or you could say 6 trillion, trillion kilograms...smile)
The girls also did some copy work of scriptures in their notebooks and made a "Post Card" which they will do with each chapter, writing a few things they remember about what we've talked about.
For summer we are continuing our CLE Lang Arts, Math and Reading. I have also assigned the girls summer reading books that they are working through.
This is what they are reading:
The * just means we have this at home and don't have to check it out of the library.
*Charlie & the Chocolate Factory
*Misty of Chincoteague
*Betsy & Tacy
Keep the Lights Burning, Abby
*The Flying Fingers Club
A New Coat for Anna
The Emperor’s New Clothes
The Magic Fish
Mr. Putter & Tabby
The Story about
Henry and Mudge
Nate the Great
A big ball of string
A fly went by
*If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
*Martin Luther King
*One Fish, Two Fish
*If you give a pig a pancake
*Graduation Day is Here
*Mr. Brown can Moo
Hannah is still working on her first book but she is really enjoying it. Mikayla flies through hers because they are much shorter.
I compiled the list from the Sonlight catalog and the Veritas catalog for their grade level and above.
Chad and I just finished reading them Heidi and have started reading to them at night Mr. Poppers Penguins. Last night, Hannah volunteered to read a whole chapter aloud....that made me so very happy!!!