Thursday, September 30, 2010

Week in Review ~ Week 9

Another week has flown by!

This post is linked to the Weekly Wrap-Up at Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers. Check it out to see what other homeschoolers are doing!

~Family Accomplishments~

~Completed Plan of Salvation unit (Religion)
~Memorized Article of Faith #4
~Finished Magic Tree House #12: Polar Bears Past Bedtime
~Mom signed up to write a novel in the month of November (click here for more info.)
~Mom finished the September Ensign
~Took Friday off to go visit one of mommy's friends that is in town from Texas!
~Decided to take some time off from the Magic Tree House series to read the Little House on the Prairie series
~Signed up for the "Fall into Reading" Challenge (Click here to see my list)
~Completed our 42nd day of school!

~Unicorn's Accomplishments~

~Memorized Article of Faith #4
~Completed Unit 7 in Hands-on Church History
~Watched 1776
~Watched more Liberty's Kids episodes
~Finished Shh! We're Writing the Constitution
~Started Will you sign here, John Hancock?
~Completed New Jersey notebooking pages

~Completed Georgia notebooking pages 

~Has now completed 130 lessons of Dreambox math in 30 hours
~Completed another lesson of RosettaStone Latin
~Is on Lesson 2 of TTL4 Typing with 98% accuracy and 20WPM
~Signed up for the National Novel Writing Month (she going to write a novel from Nov. 1-Nov. 30)!
~Completed pgs. 1-10 in the Young Novelist Workbook (elementary version)

~Signed up for the "Fall into Reading" Challenge (Click here to see her list)
~Worked on her Sign Language
signing BUTTERFLY


~Ladybug's Accomplishments~

~Learned about pets
Her's is the 2nd from the right
Drawing a horse
Horse
Fish
Her's is the one on the left
~Searched for the letters "A", "M" and "T" in books
Finding the letter "T"
~Practiced Sign Language
signing COLD
~Reviewed M, T, A, 1, 10, yellow, green and circle



~Drew her family


~Monkey's Accomplishments~

~Practiced Sign Language
signing CRACKER

~Monkey didn't feel like participating in preschool this week. He did a lot of playing though! :)



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Sunday, September 26, 2010

Week in Review ~ Week 8

~Family Accomplishments~

~No School Wednesday for Mom's Birthday
~No School except for Field Trip to the play "A Year with Frog and Toad" on Friday
~Field Trip to the Desert Botanical Gardens with Papa and Grandma on Saturday (click here for pictures)
~Finished Magic Tree House #11: Lions at Lunchtime
~Continued working on memorizing Article of Faith #4


~Unicorn's Accomplishments~

~Completed 6 more lessons on Dreambox for a total of 127 lessons
~Completed Unit 1 Lesson 2 Vocabulary in RosettaStone Latin
~Finished the Typing program by Sue Patrick
~Started Type to Learn 4 computer Typing program (TTL4)
~Finished Unit 6 in Hands-On Church History
~Finished Pennsylvania Notebooking pages
~Started Reading The 39 Clues Book 1: The Maze of Bones
~Finished the September Friend


~Ladybug's Accomplishments~

~Made a US Flag


~Finished her Colorful Friends project
~Made an Autumn Wreath


~Learned how to sign horse, cow, frog, caterpillar, snail, and most of the colors.


~Monkey's Accomplishments~

~Discovered he likes chocolate cake!

~Finished his Colorful Friends project
~Made an Autumn Wreath

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Field Trip ~ Desert Botanical Gardens

Yesterday we took advantage of the Smithsonian Free Museum Day. While it was very hot (100 degrees) for late-September and we only stayed a couple of hours, it was a fun experience. I think next time we will go in the Spring when more flowers will be in bloom (and hopefully it will be cooler too)!

Here are some of the pictures I took:

This is probably the best picture I have ever taken (not including ones of my kids)!

Look closely and you can see a hummingbird.

Unicorn, Monkey and Ladybug




I love how this cactus looks like a snake.


Do you see the lizard?

Papa, Grandma and Unicorn

Can you see the Cactus Wren?

Chipmunk


Chestnut Grove Academy Field Trip Friday Blog Hop
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Homeschooling by the Numbers


Some very interesting numbers.
Click to enlarge.

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Saturday, September 25, 2010

Friday, September 17, 2010

Week in Review ~ Week 7 (continued)

Ok...so after I finish my already long Week in Review ~ Week 7 post, Unicorn reads this blog (and you should really check it out) over my shoulder and decides she is not done for the day!

Here is what else she did:

Using Hieroglyphics from A to Z, Unicorn traced the symbols for her name on tissue paper.



Here are some of the letters in her name (I messed with the photo to make it look old).


She also did her and her siblings "blog names"

She also made a Bioglyph for her sister.

and one for her brother.

Here is the Legend:


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