So here is our week in the life of homeschoolers update week 3!
Monday: The Atlanta History Center was have a FREE homeschool day so of course we went. The kids learned about the history of Atlanta, the Civil War, life on a 1800's farm, the history of the Olympics and much more. We ate a picnic lunch and met some homeschooling friends. Despite it being very crowded we had a wonderful time. We will probably return in the fall for one of the homeschool classes they offer. On the way home we stopped by the Atlanta Newspaper to pick up our tickets to Children's Imagine It which I won through an Access Atlanta giveaway.
|First fieldtrip the kids wore their Wyning Academy shirts to!|
|Checking out Indian artifacts.|
|Gwyn trying out a rifle.|
|Gwyn inside a slave house.|
Here is what was in their workboxes (it pretty much stays the same all week but the puzzles, handouts, etc change):
Gwyn: Handwriting, Spelling/Computer, Reading, Puzzle, Math, Snail Unit, Craft. Gwyn is still working on learning several short A words like mat, sat, bat, etc which are covered in her handwriting, spelling and reading. She has been doing very well and even passed a spelling test on spelling city.
Rowyn: Handwriting (still tackling the letter A), Puzzle, Reading, Math, Snail Unit, Craft.
|Gwyn working on her words.|
|Rowyn working on his 'A' worksheets|
|Rowyn having a fit because he didn't want to do a puzzle.|
|Snail mini lapbook and one of the snails.|
|Kids checking out the snails eating.|
|Some of the snail books we got at the library.|
Friday: The kids did their workboxes and Rowyn decided he wanted to listen to some Spanish cds while Gwyn finished up her math. He learned how to say several colors in Spanish.We finished up our snail unit and we will be releasing them this weekend. I am amazed at how quickly the kids learn things. They can tell you all sorts of interesting facts about snails. Like how long they live, that they are both a boy and a girl and that they are born with their shells. You can read more details about our snail unit study here, I added a few more links recently that I came across. After school was done we headed to the pool for some P.E.!!! And I got caught up on some blogging. Thank goodness for laptops even if they are really slow ancient ones.
|Writing the letter A.|
|Writing her spelling words.|
|Snail agreeing Gwyn answered correctly!|
|Matching up the snail body parts.|