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This is a Sabbath Week, so I am hoping to get up some posts about what we have been doing.
Recently, I was approached to write some thoughts on dads and homeschooling…
Click HERE to read my response.
I, also. added the feed from our facebook page to the right.
Instead of a catch up massive update; I have updated our art wall with the last few month’s projects so have a browse HERE
We, also, held a mock election with some friends.
Over the Advent Season, we enjoyed our Shepherd on the Search Journey. See the page HERE
Added a link to their site in my useful links list.
We also did a few Christmas crafts so here are some pictures of that.
So that’s it folks for now. Hopefully I can start doing weekly updates again.
I realize I haven’t posted lately…been so busy
Hoping to post soon it will be an all in one post when I do.
The last two weeks we did a lot more studying than creating so I decided to combine everything into one blog.
We have not done a lot of things that require pictures this unit, but we have been studying feliforms. Which is GamerBoy’s most favourite subject; BIG Cats.
Next week we should have some pictures in this available.
We finished off our study of the Inca and moved on to the Mayas.
We made Incan Sculptures.
We drew pictures of Incan Kings and Mayan Kings.
We made our own feathered serpents.
As usual check out our finished projects on our digital artwall HERE
In Other News:
We were finally able to go to Mastermind and we picked up a triops kit. We are having trouble getting the eggs to hatch so no pictures yet.
I caught GamerBoy doing his drawing of the Mayan King in a unique way and took a picture…This is how we roll folks lol!
Also, He decided one day to make some tribbles for us…If you don’t know what they are…well we are a geek family and encourage all things geek in education and crafting…look it up 😛
After my illness, I am finally able to to get all caught up with our blog so here is week 6!
We finished up studying the Aztecs and took a “journey to Peru” to study the Inca.
To help us, we got ourselves some Llamas to travel through the Andes Mountains.
We also learned how to make Quipu. The Incan string counting.
And as we looked at the Incan diet, we made some quinoa “Mac” and Cheese.
We continued our studies of caniforms. We did a small experiment on what it was like to function without thumbs for a while.
As well as bookwork, we did an experiment on how Polar Bears black, yep it is true, skin helps to keep them warm up in the cold climates.
Please see our digital artwall for completed project pictures HERE
In Other News:
Both GamerBoy and Craftster are becoming self sufficient in doing their core work; math and language; often times getting it done before we are ready to start the day. This is a great thing for both of them. We are excited to see that they can self teach and yet they will come to us for help if needed.
Craftster is still taking French and GamerBoy is now in a class on Dinosaurs that helps him with printing and reading comprehension.
I can not remember if it was said but Craftster is now a junior leader with Cubbies at church and is on a leadership team for kids sunday school. Both he and Gamerboy work hard still at verse memorization and getting their AWANA bookwork done.
This week was really fun and we did a lot of cool activities.
We made Aztec Hot Chocolate using our very modern Keurig. 🙂
We made Macuahuitl (aztec swords).
Click HERE to see our how to.
We painted our aztec suns from last week.
Please click HERE to see finished projects on our digital art wall.
We studied bears and other caniforms this week. We learned and practiced bear safety protocols.
We also did a small experiment on how human noses can be tricked by sight. Using food colouring and lemon jello.
In Other News:
GamerBoy started up piano lessons again and is being taught by Miss Mina. He is super excited and practices on his own every day.