Monday, October 31, 2016

End of Weekend

This guy scored in his game on Saturday ...
and got the Helmet of Awesomeness for his efforts.

My selfie-taking skills have not improved.
But you get the idea ... we went for a great walk on Sunday evening.

Week 9 Oct31-Nov4
Writing- Simile
Grammar-
Math- Equations; Review
History- Kingdom of the Franks
Science- Acids & Bases; Make and Test Ph Paper
Extra-Curricular
Skating
Hockey
Co-op- Light and Sound
Swimming

Friday, October 28, 2016

Reading the Lines

Our science is really focused on having science activities/experiments with every topic.
This week was 'Intro. to Chemistry' as a topic and the activity was 'Reading the Meniscus'.
Despite the outlay of cash for the program and the amount of time it takes to get the supplies each week .... it's totally worth it.
(And thanks to UncleJay I won't have to find any supplies for the Physics unit because he sent a great kit for them to use.)
 
There was an upset in the Cribbage world. 
Adm/Grandad lost to Erc/Mchael!!
This is just a gratuitous photo of the pups.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Gone Wild

We heard about a program from a friend of ours that sounded like something A would love.
Here he is trying out his new outdoor hat.

Earth Skills &Activities
-​Nature Awareness & Interpretation-Climbing-Tool Use-Nature Crafts-Fire Starting-Shelter Building-Food & Poisonous Plant ID-Environmental Stewardship-Learning the Lives and Languages of Animals-Meeting Human Needs in a Sustainable Manner-
Most of our programming is held outdoors in nature. 
Remember, there is no such thing as bad weather - only inappropriate clothing.
And they will be journaling their experiences.​
And because that hat is just so cool, the brother had to try it too.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Here They Grow


Oct 24-28 Week 8
Writing- Simile/ Describing
Grammar-Sentence Types
Math- Dist.Prop; Equations
History- East of China
Science- Intro. to Chemistry
Extra-Curricular
Quidditch
Hockey
Co-op- Light and Sound
Swimming

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Is There a Future in Pictures?

Way back in 2006 when I started the blog the boys were 1 and 3 years old.
So, so cute and changing so quickly.

Always posing for the camera.
They loved having their pictures taken.
 
Now, even though they still ham it up once and while .... 

..... they're not as willing to indulge my paparazzi tendencies.
 
I'm not sure what this means for the blog in the long term. 
I can't update every couple of days anymore because they just won't let me take that many pictures.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

One Tourist Picture


Oct17-21 Week 7
Writing- Acrostic Poem
Grammar-Finish Story
Math- Unit1Test; Equations
History- China
Science- Protists
Extra-Curricular
Quidditch
Minerals& Biodiversity Workshops
Hockey

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

All My Thanks

I'm thankful my boys have such great cousins.
I'm thankful to have family and friends to share dinner with.
I'm thankful for these guys.
I'm thankful he'll be home in a few days.
I'm thankful I've been able to homeschool my kids.
(This is the finished product from A's ink creation in the spirit of monks writing the bible.)

Oct11-16 Week6
Writing- Rewriting/Acrostic Poem
Grammar-Rhyming Scheme
Math- Writing Expressions
History- Spread of Islam
Science- The Microscope/Protists
Extra-Curricular
Swimming
Granny Day-Art
Hockey

Thursday, October 06, 2016

Warmness

It's definitely not summer anymore .... 
... but there are still some nice warm afternoons
 
And lucky me ... I got to spend this one with my two boys.

Monday, October 03, 2016

And So It Begins....

First game of the season .....
Two Assists and One Goal!
One happy boy.

Oct3-8 Week5
Writing- Paragraph/DiamantePoem
Grammar-Rhyming Scheme
Math- Order of Operations
History- 5 Pillars of Islam
Science- The Microscope
Extra-Curricular
Quidditch
REACH- New France
Swimming
Hockey

Saturday, October 01, 2016

Moo Baa

Reason #2946 Homeschool is Great
You get the staff all to yourselves when you visit on a weekday.
 

Christmas Flurry....of Pictures