Friday, August 23, 2013

Week 2

Our week started off with a hot breakfast! This is something I am just not good at because let's face it I don't wanna get up and cook.

Then my big kids waved goodbye as they went on to high school! This year I have an 11th grader and a brand new 9th grader!!!



There he goes off to face the world!
 For sign language they learned the leter c and the phrase how are you?  In science we started to learn about bones. Again this was a review for them as they have studied bones before.  

 Skyler with the hinge joint
 Fox playing with a ball and socket model
After a hard morning of lessons we decided to have a little snack to cool off, ice cream sandwiches, YUM!

Skyler then decided to take her reading to a more comfy spot because it is too hot to sit in a chair she told me.

After lunch they burned off having too much energy playing outside.

Tuesday continued well and this momma is thrilled! We started using xtra math again, I think summer made them rusty! Fox shocked me with his Winning With Writing lesson today. Instead of the same junky stuff he always comes up with he actually tried, I was so excited. He chose insects as his topic and even did research using some insect flash cards we have. He used scrap paper to have me correct then wrote the final draft in his book. Writing is something he HATES! I was so thrilled with his effort.

Skyler took her beta level lesson 21 test today and passed! Math is so not her strong point. She tries though so hard.

We are still going on with Spell By Color and the kids are doing well with it so far.

In history we worked on our Medieval Times newspaper from Homeschool in the Woods Middle Ages project pack.

Well that was our day and sadly I forgot art :(

On Wednesday Fox took his Delta level lesson 8 test and passed! His math is so catching up the past two years. I love Math U See!

Today was a day for the cat though! He just would not leave us alone.

Trying to take pencils, jumping up to lay right in their books all day long. He wanted to do school too I guess.

Thursday and Friday all blend together since the addition of the new baby!

He will be staying with us just for a little while until he is ready to go face the world! Mainly my yard full of trees and other squirrels. He was found in another town all alone in a parking lot.

We did an experiment in science from the Blood and Guts book, the thumbless survivor test.

She tried so hard to write! They decided their thumbs were very helpful.

I guess learning about bones was so fun even Donatello wanted in on the action.

My house is full of kids and animals. I can't pass up a helpless little thing for nothing. All in all it was a good second week and I hope it just gets better!



  1. It sounds like a wonderful week. I love the picture of the baby squirrel. I want one now!

    1. He is just like a real baby up and down all night feeding him and he is LOUD!!!

  2. Wow, what a week! I love the squirrel and the turtle. The medieval times newspaper project sounds like a fun learning experience. It looks like you guys have a blast with lots of cool projects, plus animals. Awesome!

  3. Devlin looks ready to face the school year, and Damian looks just thrilled. lol It is always nice when a male child actually puts effort into writing. Way to go Fox! And I agree with Skylar: the floor is cooler.