What We're Doing – Week 20 Links & Ideas

theperiodicfable.files.wordpress.comHistory - Watch this video about the Mexican Revolution.  (UPDATE: This link appears to not be working right now.  Not sure why? I'm leaving it here in hopes that it will work again.  It was good! In the meanwhile, we'll be reading about the Mexican Revolution in Story of the World V3 … [Read more...]

Field Trip – UPenn Museum of Archeology & Anthroplogy

Our family, along with many other CC families from our campus, traveled into Philadelphia (ahead of the snow storm headed our way!) to visit the UPenn Museum of Archeology and Anthropology.  We started our visit with a class, the Pharaoh Fashion Show, led by Jen.  We learned so many neat things about pharaohs.  Jen was great at … [Read more...]

What We're Doing – Week 19 Links & Ideas

Image - http://classicalconversationsathome.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/flag13colonies-300x216.jpgHistory - Read about the history of the Anasazi people here and here.  Use strips made from paper bags to weave like the Anasazi did.  & Add another place to visit to our list of ideas as we plan to visit 50 states before they … [Read more...]

How It's Going – Week 16

Can you tell what we're about to do based on the items pictured above? Okay, I'll give you a hint!  It's for our week 16 history sentence.  Does that help? I'm sure some of you have guessed by now, but for the rest, we're playing our version of the Mayan ball game called Pok-a-Tok.  So, (as per our usual) for us that meant 2 … [Read more...]

What We're Doing – Week 18 Links & Ideas

http://frmarkdwhite.wordpress.com/2009/09/21/st-matthew/History - Watch this 5 minute video about the Mound Builders. Ask my children to recount something they learned during the video which I can then transcribe for them on journal paper.  If your children are older, you might like to complete this reading and worksheet.Add the … [Read more...]

The View from Here – More Reading!

I have been desperately wanting to add in more reading time to our days, but I've often found the time too short.  Well, today, with all of our schooling have-to-dos checked off for the week, we (I) released some of our want-to-dos from the list in order to read (& snuggle!) more. Those want-do-dos were our fine art project for home … [Read more...]

How It's Going – Week 15

My guys were SO excited when I pulled out the google map of our neighborhood to complete our navigation activity.  From the word GO!, they were all in.  And it needs to be said that they excelled at this activity only because of skills they've either inherited or learned from their dad. & I'm so glad!We ran around the neighborhood … [Read more...]

What We're Doing – Week 17 Links & Ideas

History - I hope you love this find as much as I do.  It's a quick history of the Aztecs in pictures for your littles to cut & assemble. We are also going to grind up some corn kernels and make hot chocolate to discuss daily life of the Aztecs.   And maybe take the leftover corn kernels to pop some popcorn! Latin - … [Read more...]

How It's Going – Week 13

My guys are connecting the helping verb train by ordering the words of the definition. My oldest totally made the connection right away about helping verbs being to a sentence like a train engine is in moving train cars. Yay for things making sense! : )  I hope this continues as we use the train cars for the next several weeks.Next you'll see … [Read more...]

What We're Doing – Week 15 Links & Ideas

History -   Watch this video about Prince Henry the Navigator.  Print a Google map of our neighborhood and hand write numbers (1,2,3,4) on the map.  The numbers will signify locations I want my littles to walk (or bike ride) to for a clue.  At the final destination, there will be some kind of reward. … [Read more...]