Just a few of the things we’ve been up to!
Been fairly busy these last couple of weeks! The days are just flying by here for us. Which, I suppose, is a good thing. We’ve definitely gotten into a great schedule and rhythm.
Oldest is loving chemistry! Here’s another hands on lab we did. Well, ok, more like hubby did with her. :)
That’s a heatsink that hubby used to demonstrate conduction.
With the two littles I’ve been doing more on each season. We talked more in depth about Autumn and discussed the harvest time. We made an apple tree:
Which led to our annual Apple Orchard field trip with our homeschool group.
After Autumn we talked at length about Winter and how animals prepare ….discussed migrating and hibernating. Read lots of books on the subject to them! Here’s a couple of crafts we did:
Such easy, simple, and fun craft ideas!
I’ve also been using Handwriting Without Tears, My First School Book with the twins and they absolutely love it! I am truly impressed with this book! It is so simple and so fun! My girls actually ask to do their “school book”.
Some days they just aren’t interested, so I do not push it onto them. I’ve noticed that if I just follow their lead, it makes such a difference in the loving to learn department!
Next up: Halloween! This was a request from my oldest and dear hubby. They’d like some Halloween decor` in the house, so I went ahead and put on hold at the library some fun Halloween books and we’ll go ahead and do some fun crafts and maybe bake some treats to go along with it. Get us in the mood for the spooktacular month ahead!
Routine has been absolute key in making homeschooling three a success! The first week was very hard for both myself and the kids. The second week was better and now we’re smooth sailing!
This past week we concentrated on learning about the seasons. The girls loved the books I chose from the library on this topic and we did a lot of crafting, cutting, pasting, etc.!
I am seeing an improvement in cutting, which is definitely better than last year when I felt I had to duck under the table in fear of injury lol
Here’s a pic of our 4 Seasons trees:
We will be continuing to discuss seasons in the next week but will be talking more about Autumn, our upcoming season! Then I think we’ll move on to Winter and discuss hibernation.
Here’s our fine motor skill activity: painting an Autumn tree with a Q-tips!
The girls really look forward to school!
As for my oldest she is doing great in all her subjects! She is loving etymology and we’ve started Soaring with Spelling Level 6!
We skipped a level because the words were just too easy and I wanted to challenge her, so level 6 it was.
Chemistry is going great! We got gifted these two amazing books and I very much recommend them if you’re doing Chemistry:
We read a lot about the history of Chemistry in the DK Eyewitness book and will be using the Elements book quite a lot as we proceed in our studies.
The oldest has also been learning how to sew! She got a very cute sewing kit from her aunt and uncle and so we sat down together and I taught her the basics. She pretty much made this plush hedgehog all by herself!
Here’s to another wonderful week!
We had a spectacular week learning about dinosaurs! The little ones now know that dinosaurs are not a creature you could see at the zoo lol We talked about extinct animals and did some awesome hands on crafty-goodness!
The bottom left corner pic is from my oldest’s chem lab work. We were learning about water molecules and were trying to determine whether the temp of the water would accelerate the two dye drops we put in and cause it to mix. Results were really neat!
We’re trekking along in all our subjects and the twins are loving our theme weeks. This week we’ll be discussing the seasons and we’ll be spending some extra time on Autumn. Fun fun!Pin It