Homeschooling – Week 7 – 10 in review…AHHH

by shara.anderson on November 8, 2012

OK, I have fallen so far behind in my weekly reviews that I don’t know where to begin.  It seems that life continues to move even when I don’t blog!  Who knew??

So, I am not going to try to go week by week.  I’m just going to give you some of our highlights from the last several weeks.  We are enjoying our time (mostly).

We LOVE our inter-library loan system!!  We reserved Felicity’s Cookbook, Craft Book, movie and picture book from the “American Girl” series.  This has really helped colonial times come to life for Cade and Ella.  Cade can really grab onto straight facts and hang onto them, but Ella seems to thrive in the right brain hemisphere.

We’ve tried some recipes.  We’ve made “Johnnycakes”, Hasty pudding, pomegranate ink (for a quill pen) and “Whipped Syllabub”.

Let me be honest…this was WAY too tart and no one finished it.  It was fun though!

Here’s our pomegranate for our ink.

Trying out the ink.

Our “tricorn” colonial hats.  Cade wasn’t quite sure they were as authentic as they could be.

Our materials for our “absorbancy” test.  What material soaks up the most water?

Testing our tissue paper.

We used different colored markers to make dots on strips of coffee filters.

Then we put the strips in a saucer filled with water and watched the colors spread.  We also observed how colors like black are actually made up of many different colors.

The kids started a project where they draw the same tree in 4 different seasons.  The MFW curriculum thought that it would be a good time to do our “Fall” drawing.  The only issue is that in our “neck of the woods” the wind has been whipping through and our trees have no leaves left.  So, we trotted around the corner and down the street to draw a tree that had managed to keep most of its leaves.

Here is a beloved Pajama day.  We were learning about the sun and how its rays hit the earth at different times of the year.  Notice the lack of a globe:).  A ball with a rubberband to represent the equator works great.

I’m hoping to keep up a bit better, but I make no promises.

Blessings to your family,





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