Saturday, January 25, 2014

A Fun & Busy Week in Review

We started our week off with a trip to Key West!  We enjoyed the beautiful drive down to the Keys.  It was our first trip and we are definitely planning on going back!  The kids were motivated to do their school work which helps me! =)  Here's what we did this week!
MJ - 5th Grade
Mj finished his chapter on Why did God create me? 
Mj finished his chapter on pronouns and began his chapter on Book Reviews.  He is not too excited about that! LOL
Mj finished his chapter on equations.  He really did very well especially on the word problems which usually are a struggle for him.
Mj began his chapter on changes in the ecosystem.  We talked about the 4 season. We also discussed areas that only have 2 season - dry season and rainy season.  Then he learned about the carbon cycle.
Like my drawing to describe photosynthesis and respiration?
Mj began his chapter on The Great Depression.  We talked about the stock market.
These are the 4 companies Mj can buy stock from.  Each day the prices of stock will change and he can decided to sell or buy.
On the first day Mj invested $35 dollars.

Jadyn - Kindergarten
Jadyn began learning about rivers and lakes.  We talked about the water cycle and she enjoyed an experiment.
Jadyn added the sun's heat to our water.
 As the water was heated it started to evaporate and turn into water vapor.
The water vapor then cooled and rain formed on the lid.
Jadyn still is working on her blends.  I'm so proud of her hard work with reading!  She really has come a long way!
She was not too happy one morning with me that she had to write her new word families in her calendar notebook.
Jadyn finished her chapter on fractions.
We had fun working on probability together.
Jadyn loved the Kindergarten wrap I got out for her to use.
Enjoying a book about platypuses that she got from the library.  They live in rivers so she was proud of herself for picking out a book that had to do with what we were learning about in school. =)
Gabe - Totschool
Gabe worked on the letter Q this week and counting to 12. 
Q is for Quack!
Enjoying his fishing puzzle from his quiet bin.
Some learning on the Ipad.
Job - Tiny Totschool
Job's sleep schedule is all out of whack.  He actually ended up sleeping through most of our school time which helped me get a lot done with the kids without interruption.  Most days look like this... a huge mess while he plays cars and blocks!
Trip to the Keys
We went to Fort Zachary Taylor.  The view is beautiful on top of the fort.  This fort was used in 4 wars: Civil War, Spanish American War, World Wars I and II.  Mj had just learned about WW I and will be learning about WWII soon so it was great to see a fort used during those wars.
The boys checking out the top of the fort.
We had a geography lesson, too.  We were at the southern most point of the continental U.S. Only 90 miles to Cuba.
You can check out what other homeschoolers did this week at Weird Unsocialized Homeschoolers.

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