Thursday, January 5, 2012

Weekly Review– New Year

weekly review graphic 2

We started back to homeschool first thing Monday morning. Other than changing our location and adding a new daily book, I really did not make any changes to our schedule.
Here is our new temporary school location. One wall of the living room.

new school area
We have started studying the American Revolution which he is very interested in. I purchased a few new books, we will also be using the library a lot for this topic and we are watching Liberty Kids on Netflix. 

Our new book this year is a coloring book on the Periodic Table. He loves it, my child who hates to color loves this book.  We are going one element a day in no particular order, I let him chose.  He reads and does the coloring page and then we look up more information on the element. We are working on a list of a few experiments that we will be able to do for some of them.
This coloring book was expensive $25.00 on amazon.
 The Periodic Table of Elements Coloring Book

I consider it a curriculum book and as much as he likes it, it is worth the money.

This week we have reviewed Latin, spelling, math and done our daily gram pages everyday. It has been a fairly light week for getting back into the routine.
For a science experiment this week we are making rock candy.  It takes 3 to 7 days to grow the sugar crystals so it is not done yet.  Not real reason for the experiment other than fun, it has nothing to do with the circulation system which is what is up next in science. 

The beginnings of rock candy, I hope.

We start winter bowling league this week, he has his first horse back riding lesson coming up and both he and Dad are training for a marathon this spring.  Kiddo will be doing the kid version where over a 8 week period he will run 25.2 miles on his own and then on race day the kids will run the final mile on the race course and cross the finish line just like the adults. It should be fun for them.  I am happy to be the coach and cheerleader.  ING for kids has several kids marathons, if interested you can see if there is one located near you here : ING Kids Rock

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