In a homeschooling house full of 7 kids & 3 guniea pigs....there is never a dull moment! A lot of people show genuine concern for us and want to know how we are doing, as the road we've left behind was not a pleasant one. So, here I am, to tell some of our stories...share some of our days...and open up a part of our world to you! Come join us on our journey so you won't miss the moments that take our breath away!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Our School Week August 26-30

As promised, I will make more of an effort to post more about what goes on in our school week along with posting links that help us with our lessons, as this is one thing that takes a lot of time and if I can save someone from having to do the research to find something to go along with their lesson, then it has served it's purpose.  

This was our first "official" week of school, by official, I mean the time when we had to start logging our school time.  We had a really exciting week. We were able to add in a few supplemental activities and even made it to our new local library (and what an amazing place it is). 

At this point we were still waiting for our Calvert curriculum to come for Emu and Duckling who are both starting Kindergarten this year.  We opted to hold Emu back a year because he was not quite ready last year and we gave Duckling a head start because of her hearing impairment, she is likely to fail.  I don't want to feel like I am setting her up for failure, however, we want her to be aligned with other kids her age and don't want her to later be a grade behind where she "should" be.  With any luck she will excel, but I like to be prepared. 

On to our week.  Our first week consisted of mostly art projects for Emu and Duckling.  Eagle  studied the civil war, Martin Luther King Jr., and is finishing up the last few lessons before his next test.    I found some pics of Martin Luther King Jr. for the kids to color along with a nice book report page for Eagle. 

All of the kids got involved in a few of Macaw's other lessons.  Macaw learned about our national anthem and how the song came to be.  The kids all worked together and drew a life size flag just like the one that stood through the battle she learned about.  We also took some time to learn about bike safety and the food pyramid and eating healthy! As both of those topics fit in with her lessons. 

Our first week went so amazing!  We not only completed our daily lessons, but we did many supplemental activities and projects and we even had time to explore our new library! 

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