This week we finished up our timeline for Industrial Age through the Great Depression…
And completed some activities on World War I from the same Project Pack.
And finished up a turn-of-the-century fashion activity (which I primarily made because the boys wanted to see it).
And played a game to practice vocabulary for Industrial Age through the Great Depression
We loved these so much that we are now planning to embark on the World War II Project Pack. (Download the sampler here which contains a project on Axis and Ally uniforms, along with several other activities.)
We finished the Cycle 3 Latin Review Lapbook from Homeschooling My Monkeys.
We are now reading The Sign of the Beaver and using the Total Language Plus guide in lieu of IEW. A few of us are planning to meet after CC as a group to do many of the extension activities together (but, no, we aren’t making rabbit stew!). My heart leapt for joy as Stephen and I were going over the TLP discussion questions for our first week’s lessons. The question: “With whom do you like to share your ideas?” The answer: “Well, you! Because you’re, like, my best friend.” (Please let me bottle that up and carry it around with me EVERYWHERE!!!)
Stephen read an entire math book in one sitting. This is a big, big, big, big, big deal. Life of Fred – a great living math book, and even if this is not his core curriculum, it is DEEE-LIGHTFUL for a math nerd like me to hear my son FINALLY cackling and carrying on about how fun math is. Check out the sample pages here!
Gary finished Levi’s bed. This is also a big, big, big, big, big deal. HOORAY for cool dads!!!
We took a field trip to the Discovery Center at Murfree Spring in Murfreesboro.
Somehow I ended up with a thousand pictures of Levi, and sa few blurry ones of the other two. That’s because Gary and I split forces, and I sat there with Levi for a good hour watching him do this:
Finally, I got him to do something else:
And that was essentially my trip to the Discovery Center. But… while I was in certain areas, I came across these great tie-ins to Classical Conversations memory work:
Our little Valentine will be turning 6 years old on Tuesday, but we rearranged our schedule to celebrate a little early. For some reason, it never bothers them to celebrate early! He requested a Number Six cake this year, so I bought the kit, some box cake, and some Pillsbury icing, and VOILA! My version of a homemade cake!
Yes, I know it’s impressive. Thanks.
He asked to go to Chuck E Cheese, so…
We also had a great Valentine’s Dinner this weekend presented by our boys, as well as an assembly-line Valentine factory. This weekend was one of the best Valentine’s Day celebrations we’ve ever had in our family!
Other history activities? An activity we completed last year was the touching Story of Cher Ami.from Home of Heroes. (This and many other activities and resources are available on the Home of Heroes site!) Others we plan to get out and review this week are our Timeline of U.S. Wars & Casualties and Price of Freedom: Americans at War Learning Resources. (There are several other coloring sheets and activities listed under World War I & II on our Cycle 3 Resources Page.)
And for U.S. Presidents, visit our previous post on the Presidents.
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