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The View from Here – Our Memory Master Day

HE DID IT! My biggest little is a memory master!Yesterday was our campus' memory master test day.  The view from here was like this...  We started with a homemade breakfast of brain food.  With a 10:30 testing time slot, we had plenty of time for a relaxing start to our day.  On the drive there, I tried to relate the testing to … [Read more...]

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What We're Doing – Week 24 Links & Ideas

image sourceHistory - Starting here, we're going to view artwork about Napoleon to see what we can learn about him from the images.   Latin - As I've said before, I like to keep our Latin review simple and repetitive, so we're going to review Latin like this again.  It's been working great!English - I … [Read more...]

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How It's Going – Week 21

To review our week 21 science sentence, we located each of the 5 major circles of latitude on our globe.  Then we drew the 5 major circles on oranges while reciting them out loud.  My guys loved drawing on the oranges, but my little miss was completely focused on us finishing so she could eat one.  So, what was at first our review … [Read more...]

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The View From Here – Watching Them Learn

First we watched the video about the associative law of addition, then I demonstrated it with our plastic math animals.  My oldest understood it quickly (really, he's the only one who should) and asked to demonstrate it with their stuffies.  Then we watched a second video (boy, were they excited!).  This one about linking verbs. I … [Read more...]

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What We're Doing – Week 23 Links & Ideas

image sourceHistory - Pull from the "used & loved" book lists from Homeschool Creations to learn more about South America.  I always like heading into the library with a list of recommended book ideas in hand! Latin - I like to keep our latin review simple, so we can really focus on the work of memorizing.  So, … [Read more...]

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The View from Here – Latin Review

Using our new Latin review cards, which I printed from Suzanne Shares and laminated, the boys worked to lay out the declension sheets in order from first to fourth (They are not in the correct order pictured here.) Next, I gave them the picture cards one declension at a time, which they lined up with the sheets.  When they did this, … [Read more...]

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What We're Doing – Week 22 Links & Ideas

http://classicalconversationsathome.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/canadian_flag_by_bbboz-d45f6o3.pngHistory - Watch this video on the history of Canada (I have not watched the entire video yet, so please use discretion!).  Use this Canada Day word search to review the history of Canada.  We'll check some books out of … [Read more...]

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How It's Going – Week 19

Using paper bags, mail sale flyers, cardstock, glue, and staples, we wove like the Anasazi and fashioned our work into a bag.  The weaving was not exactly easy for my guys, but we worked through some frustration to complete the task.  I think they were quite pleased with their determination and work when it was all done.  Obviously, … [Read more...]

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Field Trip – The Philadelphia Orchestra at The Kimmel Center

Our family joined other CC families for a trip this week to see The Philadelphia Orchestra perform Beethoven Lives Upstairs at The Kimmel Center.  Our campus has made this trip before, but it was our family's first time.  I was so excited to experience this with my guys! The production had two actors, one playing a young Christoph … [Read more...]

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What We’re Doing – Week 21 Links & Ideas

History - Read about Canadian explorers, John Cabot and Samuel de Champlain.    I like the idea of adding in navigation studies whenever talking about explorers.  So, we're going to mark longitude and latitude coordinates on this worksheet. Learn about the Canadian flag while coloring it.  (Other worksheets about Canada available too!) … [Read more...]