Thursday, October 30, 2008

Our Week Ending 10/30

I feel as though this was a much more productive week than previous weeks have been (or felt, at least).

Casey is plowing through addition and has started some subtraction, too. Language arts studies (Explode the Code, First Language Lessons, R&S Phonics, Seton English 1 and Spelling 1) are continuing as scheduled. We're still studying Ancient Greece - this past Sunday, we built a campfire in the backyard and told stories of Odysseus just as they did when the stories were (relatively) new! I think the kids really enjoyed it and I enjoyed it as well, once the fire was lit, that is.

Science was our fun foray this week. Still on our Ocean study, I made a special snack: a jello ocean, complete with Swedish fish, a graham cracker beach with macaroni shells, and a paper boat.

Will is quite excited about the letters he's learning. At home, the letter for the week was t and at preschool, the letter h.

Oh! And, fully feeling my self-worth as a homeschool teacher (remember, last week I was having doubts?), we've almost finished our Elections lapbook!!! One final touch will be to add a top-folding flap with a map of the United States, which I (given that Casey will be in bed when most of the election returns are rolling in) will fill in with red and blue. The pièce de résistance of our little project.

Good week, I think!


Brittney said...

I'd say it was a good week! Way to hang in there!

Love your election lapbook and the science desert looks YUMMY! What a cool mom! :o)

nestof3 said...

I'm so glad to see you enjoying your homeschool and feeling successful. I would say you had a great week. My boys would love the Odyssey stories by the fire, and the ocean snack is fantastic!

Oceans was one of my fave homeschool topics when my oldest was younger - though older than yours. We did a year long study with mapping the ocean floor, a study of the life in an ocean, lots of chapter books and so on.

Michele said...

Looks and sounds like a great week!


Michelle said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog, and for your kind words.

I love your campfire/Odysseus idea!! What a neat way to bring your history study to life!

Amanda said...

What a cute cake! Love it!

Lindsey said...

The ocean was a spectacular idea! That should earn you huge mom points, it looks great and I'm sure was delicious.

I'm glad you had a better week this week. Have a great weekend!

Rhonda said...

Angela, I am so glad you had a better week!
I love the Jello Ocean-what a fun way to wrap up a study.
The election lap-books look great.
And the fireside Odyssey story-what a wonderful idea.
You had so many great things going on.

Dangie said...

Yes, a very successful week indeed! We just finished an elections lapbook too, although it looks a little different than yours! ~Angie

Tonia said...

Looks like a great week! I love your jello ocean :0)

Anonymous said...

What a fun week! I love your jello ocean. Too cute!

My Two Blessings said...

Looks like fun and very creative.

Robin of mytwoblessings

Anonymous said...

I love the ocean dessert!

Kat said...

Hey there! Thanks for stopping by today. We did have quite the view at the Greek festival. And we were at Japan Fest, too.

It looks to me like you had a great week. And sometimes you need a good day to make all the others seem worth it!

Love your jello ocean. I bet the kids had a great time "delving" into to.