Monday, October 26, 2015

Day Camp & Halloween Party #1

Just over a week ago the kids went to their drop off day camp program. They learned about birds and what it takes for them to fly. They also went bird watching. Caitlin ended up feeling sick so I went to pick her up early, but Jayden had a lot of fun!
 We had a fun Halloween party at the kids karate school.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Math, History, & Spanish

A few weeks ago at Jayden's request, we made the switch from Math in Focus to Jayden now does his math lessons through this website, which he loves. There are video lessons, practice assignments, and challenges to complete. In just a few weeks he has completed nearly 50% of 4th grade math!
Caitlin is still working diligently on her Saxon Math. Over the last two weeks she has learned the values of a penny and a dime, the difference between even and odd numbers up to 20, how to tell time to the half hour, and the definition of addend and sum.

This week in history we read about the Medieval Indian Empire. We learned key words such as "dynasty", "Buddha", and "fresco". There were many kingdoms in India, and the upper part was united by King Chandragupta.
We read about the Huns Barbarians and how they attacked India during their Golden Age (a time where they were rich, peaceful, and strong). The Indians defeated the Huns, but unfortunately they were left weak and poor, causing them to divide into separate kingdoms once more. 

In Spanish we are currently working on "Los Sentimientos". The kids had to draw faces on the person, and translate the emotion from Spanish to English.

Friday, October 16, 2015


On Sunday was the kids' weekly football games. First up was Caitlin's game.

 After she played she ran around the track with a teammate and her dog while we waited for Jayden's game to start.

Before their game, Jayden's coach was giving them a pep talk. This man is FUNNY! He always has us cracking up on the sidelines. 

 Jayden got to make up a play and execute it as quarterback!

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Co-op Day

Last week we got together to bake pumpkin bread and hang out with friends.

The kids each tool turns measuring, pouring, and stirring.

Not pictured is the delicious pumpkin bread we each got to take home!

Friday, October 9, 2015

DIY, Book Club, & Apple Picking

Last week at DIY, we made lots of fall crafts and sipped warm apple cider!

 Later that week we had book club. Our book of the month was Homeschool on a Battlefield. This is a description of the book:
"Jackson, Haley, Lainey and Katie are homeschool kids out for an adventure. They’re looking forward to a few days away from the books, exploring an old Civil War battlefield. But they end up with more than one mystery to solve as they form a new friendship that takes them down a dangerous road. Join these homeschool detectives as they crack codes, follow clues and learn by doing."
Apart from discussing the book, the kids learned what letterboxing is. They each made their own stamps with foam stickers, pens, and wine corks. The kids also learned how to solve sudoku puzzles.

And finally, Juan took the kids apple picking with a group of homeschooling friends. They picked a bunch of apples, brought home apple cider donuts and apple cider!