The View from Here

Do you remember this idea from week 18 links & ideas? My nephew, J.C., is a part of a CC campus in a different state that is ahead of my family at our campus.  After his mom provided the supplies and image from the week 18 links & ideas, J.C. independently made the ocean floor model pictured above.  Isn't it great? I … [Read more...]

How It's Going – Week 16 Fine Arts

I snapped some pictures of our fine arts project from week 16. We used dull pencils to carve our images into the bottom of styrofoam bowls. Next we painted the carvings with a paintbrush dipped in washable paint. And finally, we each stamped our images onto brown craft paper using different colors to distinguish between the images.  Can … [Read more...]

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...]

What We're Doing – Week 19 Links & Ideas

Image - - 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 - 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...]

The View From Here – Timeline Review

One of my guys has been so quiet during timeline review that I'm never quite sure what he knows.  But, this week we stumbled upon a solution! All 3 guys held a stuffed animal whose arms they moved to the motions of the timeline.  They were having so much fun that even my quiet guy was enthusiastically loud.  I realize this probably … [Read more...]