For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this not of yourselves it is the gift of God, not of works, so that no one can boast. Ephesians 2:8-9

Friday, February 26, 2010

Weekly wrap-up

I'm back for a weekly-wrap up this week. Last week was our break week and I really lazied around, thus no wrap-up. On top of that it was a week of reflection on our homeschooling, routines, goals and such.  Somehow it was not a very pleasant week. We were, however, able to start brainstorming for our project fair coming up in March.

This week went much better, with a back to school schedule. I reversed back to our old schedule, which I guess works better. My 4 year old kept asking for his weekly "paper schedule" as opposed to the magnetic daily one.

We covered all of our topics and thus pressed on learning about money in Math, interjections and conjunctions in FLL, our last kingdom in Science, and more about maps.

They've practiced and learned quite a bit of things on this site,s I think I mentioned before, well worth a try, called E-learning for kids. It is full of activities for grades K-6, in Math, English, Science, Social studies, and more. It offers quite a bit of practice and reinforcement to your homeschool. My kids love it, and I think it is quite helpful.

Zach started to work on his project, as I asked him to do a "blueprint" of a map that we are going to use for it. I am still trying to figure out how we are going to do it, but that is a start. The project is going to be  about workers in our communities. So far he has dictated to me a description of the different departments, that is, firefighting, police, school, construction, airport, train, search and rescue team. Now we have a basic map. Next, any ideas are welcome. I am thinking of may be putting up a map and attach little notes to the different spots. Please, I welcome any innovative ideas.

Johann has been doing school as well: phonics, some Math, and handwriting from some books I had around. He has been resisting that a bit but once he gets over it, he does it. He is so advanced (Reads at grade 1, counts to 50, and does simple additions and subtractions), that I find it hard to find something challenging and yet fun and engaging, as well as not too tedious, he is after all a 4 year old.

I have almost finalized my decision as to our next curriculum purchases. More on that later on. For now, I just want to say that I am really planning on being aTapestry of Grace user.

And for my favorite picture from this afternoon, after returning from the library. The books don't usually make it pass the front entrance:

 I want to leave you this week with a video I came across this week on another blog (Very Blessed Mummy) which really made me smile. Enjoy and then hop on over at Weird Unsocialized Homeschoolers for more Weekly warp-up.

Oh, I almost forgot: We got snow yesterday and today. Hooray!  I know some of you have had enough, but this is our really snow fall for the winter. The boys enjoyed it this afternoon.

I am ordering their DVD!

Have a great day,


Anonymous said...

Love the video!!

Anonymous said...

We LOVE the Go Fish Guys! Sounds like a great week.


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