Friday, September 24, 2010

Weekly Wrap-Up - Week 6

We started off our Week 6 with a trip to our town festival.  The kids had a great time and the day ended in face painting.

On Sunday Michael scored his first goal of the season in soccer and did an excellent job as goalie, stopping at least one shot from being scored.

Our school week started with a review and then Unit Test in History on Egypt.  I was very impressed with the information that the kids retained and extremely proud of Megan's 99.5% and Michael's 100%!  This was huge for me because it made me realize that I can do this and do it well.  The kids are learning and retaining so many new things, what an exciting time for us!  

After our test we moved on and learned about the first Sumerian dictator, Sargon, and Hammurabi and the Babylonians.

In Science I did decide to switch things up and shelve Exploration Education for now.  So this week we began learning about cells.  Michael's favorite part of a cell is the Golgi Bodies, because of their silly name.  The kids were surprised to learn that the size of a cell in a whale is about the same size as the cell in a mouse, there are just many more of them!

In Geography we started to learn a little about the places MamMom and Granddaddy are going on their cruise and colored the flags for Spain and France.  We will be following their trip on our map and are looking forward to hearing all about and seeing all the wonderful pictures of their adventures in the Mediterranean.

In Grammar we continued learning about prepositions (this is one they had some trouble with) and did a bunch more sentence diagramming on the blackboard.

Shawn continued reading to them from The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe.  Michael and I also read Vikings Don't Wear Wrestling Belt's, Megan read The Moffett's, and Allie and I enjoyed Go Dog, Go!  :)

For Home Ec we learned how to make chocolate chip cookies.  Unfortunately we had to to scrap the first batch due to Red Flour Beetles.   Guess it was a good lesson in things don't always go the way you plan!
"Mom this is sooo much better than sitting at a desk all day!"

Not only was week 6 a good week for learning but it was also a good week for playing.  All 3 kids spent the week working together to build Lego buildings and set up train cities.

Check out others weeks here and enjoy this first weekend of Fall!!


  1. Fun week! And yes, you CAN do this! (This is only my second year of homeschooling so I am still wondering whether I can do it's something I try to tell myself regularly as well.) =) Looks like a great week!

  2. What a fun week! This is my second year homeschooling and it looks like my kids are the same ages as yours...but in reverse...two boys are on the outside with my girl in the middle! Cooking is such a great way to integrate reading, math and science!!! Keep it up and I can't wait to read more of your blog as I follow you!

  3. What a fabulous idea to follow the grandparents on their trip. I love it!

    Looks like you had a wonderful week. Uugh, about the flour beatles. I hate when that happens. I'm fighting Pharoah ants right now. :-/

    You are doing a great job with your kids and I'm enjoying your weekly updates.

  4. I still have a hard time with prepositions!! :) I was trying to teach my 10 yr old the same thing today. ARG!!!

  5. Looks like a very fun week. We've had bug issues this past week as well. Ugh! Never fun! But your kids certainly look like they enjoy their cooking time - they are so intent on their task!

  6. I love the idea of following the grandparents, how neat!
    And of course you can do it!

  7. Golgi Golgi Golgi Bodies hehehe It reminds me of Googly Bear in Monsters, Inc.

    flour beetles- yuck.

  8. Your week looks absolutely fun! Love the big city the kids made! You are doing a great job! Thanks for sharing your week!

  9. Coincidentally, this week we also covered Sargon, Hammurabi, and the Babylonians! We're using Human Odyssey, not SOTW, though.

  10. Hey there! We are a couple of chapters ahead of you in SOTW. :)

    Also check this out. My daughter did this last year and LOVED it. Thanks for visiting my blog. I will be back to yours.

  11. FUN stuff!!

    I love biology...
    and baking... and playing with trains....

    visiting from The Hop