So here is our week in the life of homeschoolers update week 2!
Monday: The kids worked on their workboxes. The week before they were getting through their stuff so quickly so I added several more boxes this week, well that was not a good idea (you will find out why on Tuesday)! They completed their work but there were many tears during the day (and not just from them).
Here is what was in their files (aka workboxes):
Gwyn: Handwriting, Spelling, Puzzle, Reading, Math, Computer time, Horse Unit Study, Playdough, Science/Geography (skipped), Spanish and Music. Gwyn is learning several short A words like mat, sat, bat, etc which are covered in her handwriting, spelling and reading.
Rowyn: Puzzle, Handwriting (Letter A), Reading, Coloring, Computer, Letter A Activity, Horse Unit Study, Playdough, Science/Geography (skipped), Spanish and Music.
|Gwyn was not enjoying her mat, sat, pat, bat, handwriting worksheet!|
|Rowyn completing his ABC matchup puzzles.|
|Our workbox system which is really a filing system due to limited space.|
|How I store my labels for the files.|
|Rowyn doing music the computer.|
|Measuring and Mixing!|
|Working on handwriting.|
|Making cards for daddy!|
|The finished cake complete with 35 candles!|
|And daddy loved the cake.|
|I love the timer setting on my camera!|
|We probably walked about 1.5-2 miles.|
|Pretty sure this was a deer hoof print.|
|Can you see the camouflage bug? If you know what this leave me a comment.|
|Gwyn drawing the bug in her nature journal.|
|The kids exploring a mushroom.|
|Adding cool things to their nature bracelet (aka duck tape wrapped around their wrist).|
|Blue dragonfly, these guys are so quick I had a hard time getting a photo.|
|This was one of the historic sites. This is a Cherokee Indian Ball Ground. The Cherokees played a game similar to lacrosse here called Anetsa or Little Brother of War. An anthropologist from the late 1800's said the last game was held in 1834.|
|The Labryinth adopted by Christians as a means to walk a spiritual journey in a small amount of space.|
|Outdoor worship area and Memorial Garden which includes the Holy Family Columbarium.|
|The Fountain Garden the main entrance of the church in 2004. It now serves as a memorial to several members and as a place for quiet reflection.|
|One of the many butterflys we saw.|
|Some very pretty flowers.|
|The Griffeth Home Site. This is where the orginal land owners home was destroyed in a fire. The property was sold to the church in 1996. If you look closely you will see a well behind the trees.|
|Making fun projects with our nature finds.|
Friday: We started off the day by going to a consignment sale where we scored a couple of homeschool items and some clothing for Rowyn. Afterwards we went on another field trip. We helped a local homeschool organization called Homeschool Excursions create a bottle wall/bench in the garden vista at Sharptop Arts Association. The kids had a blast especially Rowyn because he loves building things and this was an opportunity to build with something besides mega blocks and wooden blocks. Gwyn found three snails which we are now living in a little terrarium so we can observe them for a few days.
|The kids jumping in to help.|
|Big kids and little kids working together.|
|Gwyn tending to her snails.|
|Filling in the back of the bench.|
|Rowyn patting down cement.|
|The almost finished project. There is still some work to be done.|
|Gwyn fixing up the terrarium.|