So this weekly wrap up will be day 73-78. This puts us finishing up our 180 days in the year 2015. :0) No, really... we should finish the second week of June and that is with ample breaks. As long as we finish this year by the end of June I am a happy camper. We will take most of July off and start August 1 for the new school year. So good with that!
Okay lets get to what we ACTUALLY did on day 73-78..
Well we unpacked loads of these...
which is math, geometry, measuring, logistics, PE, Reading and character training.
Then we watched lots of this...
After which we did some real learnin' about the Civil War during history on Monday. We are at the battle of Shiloh presently. Grant is almost handed his walkin papers for the number of losses and although the confederate army retreated they are still sitting on cloud 9.
We played this game that I picked up at Fort Pickens in Pensacola. It is awesome. Civil War memory game but loads of ways to play AND secret missions to accomplish for whichever side of the war you were on!
We are doing character studies of each girl: listing her traits, character, physical description, likes etc.
We read Pilgrims Progress two years ago and because it is talked about a lot in Little Women I thought it would be good to tie in with "resolutions" for the year. So next week I am going to have the kids each put their "sin problem" in their bag and carried them around for a while, until they drop off. We will find verses to help combate whatever "sin problem" the kids pick for themselves. So update on that--
Kate had region practice on Saturday for FOUR hours. It was really the first time in her life that she has been surrounded by public school kids. She knew ONE girl- the other girl who was in her choir. She was probably one of a VERY SMALL handful off non public school kids there. The girl who she was next too and talked to said she didnt even know home school kids could be in choir-- I told Kaitlin she is breaking down the myth! Dave stayed the whole time and just sat in the back-- pretty much the only parent out of HUNDREDS of students. Next Saturday at the actually regions I seriously doubt we can stay... but we are just moving on. Kate will have her phone. I will spend my week in prayer, say a prayer for me too!
this is just the girls.
this is just all the girls singing their part.
I am going to start doing my "weekly wrap up" on Sundays and I am going to call it Sunday Sum up... I always feel rushed to do it on Friday because I am still DOING Friday- and since I rarely link it up anymore I thought I would change it up.. feel free to join me if ya want to!