Saturday, January 1, 2011

Highlights from our Homeschool Week

My friend Lori writes a wonderful homeschool blog, Jehovah Jireh Dwells Here. Occasionally she'll do general highlights from her week, I enjoy seeing a peek here and there from a few days at once, it's inspired me to start sharing a general "week-in-review" from time to time.

Here's a glimpse at some of the highlights from our homeschool journey this week. Nothing out of the ordinary, just more of our time to every purpose!

One of my daughter's Christmas gifts was a pottery wheel, we've been having fun trying it out.

Finding Africa, specifically Sudan, on a globe and learning about it. We discovered the shoeboxes we packed and wrapped for Operation Christmas Child can be tracked and ours went to Sudan. (Read about our adventure with that here.)
Here's a great Africa for Kids site on pbskids.

Dad sledding with the kids and teaching our 2-year-old how to make snow angels, lol!

Reading Berenstain Bears books for our Book-It program time. (Read more here.)

One of my daugther's best friends, Wyatt, got her an awesome subscription to Your Big Backyard magazine for her birthday. It's a fun, educational kids magazine from the National Wildlife Federation. She's been loving the first issue that just arrived and can't wait to read more.

Cooking with Cricket! Does anyone out there remember Cricket?? She's a talking doll from 1986... tape cassette in her back and her eyes and mouth move too. I had mine in mint condition (still in box, etc.) from my childhood with a series of different tapes and books to go with it. It was my daughter's "big" gift this Christmas, and BOY has it been a hit!! She absolutely loves it!!! Here she's making a Banana-in-a-Blanket recipe along with Cricket (pb and honey on bread rolled up with a banana).

Everyday stuff, worksheets and workbooks, flashcards, etc.

We had an all day drop-off playdate Wednesday with one of my daughter's homeschool friends, it was a ton of fun!

Next day, math, library, afternoon playdate at a friend's place (more of our favorite local homeschool friends!)...

And last, but certainly not least, we had a fun day with egg science experiments. You can read all about our chicken and egg lessons we had all this week from my post, Which Came First, The Chicken or The Egg.

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