Sunday, December 6, 2009

Weekly-Wrap Up

Hello my cyber homeschooling friends! It's time for the Weekly Wrap-Up hosted by Kris over at Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers. Actually it was time 2 days ago. I'm late as usual. LOL

I'm going to blame my hubby this time. LOL Since he's home I have less time on the computer. Yeah, that's it.

This was our first full week of school in a couple of weeks. We've been doing school-lite in preparation for Daddy's homecoming and then just hanging out with him. Basically all Kenzie did was work on her Thanksgiving Lapbook. It's all finished and you can see it here.

Here's our run down of this week.


Well it wasn't a really fun topic this week. We studied satan and how he attempts to tempt us. We also talked about all the ways that God equips to deal with this temptation.

Mackenzie never likes this topic. It freaks her out a bit. She did, however, like drawing stick-figure satan for our Bible curriculum. LOL


We are studying x3s in math. For whatever reason, Mackenzie cannot remember 9x3. ROFL She missed on 4 problems. Those were the only ones she got wrong. It kind of made be giggle.


We're still studying birds this week. She did all of her science independently this week so I don't have all the details. She chattered on about things that she learned so I'm sure that some of it stuck. LOL

Social Studies/Reading:

Since these subjects are alway on the same topic, I've decided to write about them together.

We are still studying colonial America. We're approaching the revolution time period. This week was about how the different colonies "ran things" as background for the American Revolution. There was a lot about Virginia, which we liked because we live here. If it weren't starting to get cold, we'd be headed back to Williamsburg. But we were there fairly recently so I guess it can wait.

We finished reading The Witch of Blackbird Pond. It was fabulous when I read it as a child and it's fabulous now. To say that Mackenzie loved is an understatement. LOL

She was reading The Matchlock Gun but misplaced it. Grrrr....She'll be finishing that when she finds it.

We're going to be taking a break from official SS work until after Christmas. Normally we'd be finished with school for the entire month and do only Advent activities. However taking off all those weeks last month warrants a change of plans. So we're dropping SS and some LA.

We'll be continuing with math/science and adding in a Christmas Symbols lapbook, a lapbook based on the book Felicity's Surprise (of the American Girl variety), and, if time warrants, one on The Polar Express. I found some grammar activities based on The Polar Express too. Or so I hope. That's a lot of lapbooks. LOL

I don't have any school pictures this week. But we went to the command Christmas party yesterday so I'll post my favorite picture of Kenzie from that. We had free bowling, free food and drink, and a visit from Santa. Did I mention free?


Loving Our Homeschool said...

We have that very same Christmas symbols lapbook. I don't know if we're going to do it though. How do you make your lapbooking FUN? (you can answer on the board) I bought that one b/c Lauren and I thought it sounded neat, but since then, I have discovered the girls don't really like lapbooking. ARGH.

Paige said...

Looks like a good full week back. I'm sure you guys will have fun with your Christmas studies, they look like fun. Thanks for sharing!

Paige-who still feeling sick and wondering how she's going to concentrate on teaching school this morning:)

Priscila said...

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