Cycle Two – Week Five

History - Compare map of the Hundred Years War with modern day France and England boundaries.  Maybe set up army guys in various battle positions.Latin - Use Latin pronunciation helps to review the endings.  I'll use notecards to cover one ending at a time to see if my littles can identify which one is covered.  By the end, I'll have … [Read more...]

Cycle Two – Week Four

History - Read (probably not all of) the Magna Carta.Latin - Use the Latin pronunciation helps to practice endings.English - Have boys group themselves or things into nominative pronouns and take a picture of that pronoun example.  Each boy will take a turn reciting and photographing, so the pronoun example is from their … [Read more...]

Cycle Two – Week Three

History - We'll play hit back and forth with toy swords while reciting our memory work.  Or so, I think. I'll keep you posted if this works or turns into more war than recitation!Latin - Use the Latin pronunciation helps to practice the endings.  English - Recite the pronoun order.  If my guys need extra help remembering, I plan … [Read more...]

Cycle Two – Week Two

History - Play "pass the crown" with our homemade lace crowns, as each one of us says one word of the history sentence until we have it memorized.Latin - Match the Latin endings using two copies of the Latin pronounciation helps.  All the while, we'll be reciting the endings.English - Recite the memory work together.  I'll write a … [Read more...]

Cycle Two – Week One

Here we go! The first week! I know some of you in other parts of the country have already begun, but we're just about to embark on our first week.  I'm hoping to get a few weeks ahead of our schedule here, so if you want to follow the same plans as us, you can! This year I have a seven (nearly eight) year old, six year old, and four year old in … [Read more...]

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...]

What We’re Doing – Week 23 Links & Ideas

History - 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, we'll do copywork and review the matching … [Read more...]

What We're Doing – Week 22 Links & Ideas - 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...]

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...]

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...]