Sunday, April 21, 2013

Our Week: 4/15-4/19

We continued doing a shortened version of school this week. The sink in our school room backed up and made a mess so I haven't made any progress in there. I'm hoping I can get some more unpacking done this weekend and get it organized to at least find some more of the books we need to get back to doing all our subjects.

In A History of US, we're still reading about people moving west. We also read about Texas becoming independent.

Colin is reading about DNA in General Science.

We've done a few days of the Download 'n Go study, Prairie Pioneers.

We read six more chapters of Little House in the Big Woods and used The Prairie Primer for comprehension questions, discussion, and activity ideas. Some of the things we learned about this week were maple syrup, animal tracks, cheese making, honey and bees, yellow jackets, and harvesting grain.

We seem to be having the winter that won't end. The kids are loving it since they've spent most of their winters in NC, where a few inches of snow a year is as much as they could hope for. We got a lot of snow Thursday and probably ended up with about 10 inches. To go along with snow, we read some books about snow, made snowmen from cake balls, and made our own snowglobes.

I sure hope some spring weather shows up soon so we can get out and explore our new area more. I'm glad the kids are having fun with the snow though.

Having a brother that can pull you around is always a good thing.

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For now, Sophie prefers seeing the snow from inside the house.

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Dawn said...

We live in NC and miss real snow. Not much this year even in the mountains. Great week!
Blessings, Dawn

Anonymous said...

I miss the snow too.
We live in Fort Worth now and they think six inches is a lot. It's hard to explain that five feet is really where it gets to be A LOT! haha

Your children are beautiful. Sounds like a wonderful week.
Soon we will be reading the Little House Books. Can't wait!

Extraordinary Ordinary Life said...

Visiting from Weird Unsocialized Homeschoolers - and your baby is so sweet. Looks like a fun week especially the pulling of the sled.