Saturday, April 30, 2011

Our Royal Tea Party

For history, culture, education, and fun... We hosted a Royal Tea Party while watching the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton.  Fun was had by all!

Sunday, April 24, 2011


Practiced subtraction using counting blocks
Lesson 61, Vertical Subtraction
Lesson 62, Word Numbers- Twenty to one hundred

1 John 3:11
Proverbs 18:10
Proverbs 9:10

Reading and Phonics:
Lesson 46, Review Contractions with Am, Are, & Us; Consonant Blend st
Lesson 47, More Contractions with Is, Consonant Blends tw, sw

Thursday, April 21, 2011

118 Co-Op

Another Co-Op day.  JB6 learned about Ocean life.  A teacher from a local museum taught about different creatures who live in the ocean.  They learned about star fish and sea cucmbers and more.  JB6 also did several crafts revolving around ocean life.


Lesson 21, the number zero and counting to 10

Get Set for the Cod pg 47-48

Test #6 today, 98/100
Addition Flash Cards

Reading and Phonics:
Lesson 43, Contractions with Have & Is
Lesson 44, Contractions with Am & Us

Psalm 107:1
Philippians 4:4
Colossians 3:17
I Thessalonians 5:17

New Bonus Pages!
Today JB6 and I discussed the best way to play catch up on our school book work.  We came up with the "Bonus Pages" plan.  Each day that we do book work, it will be our goal to complete two math and two reading lessons.  Beyond that, if JB6 wants to do any additional pages, we will keep track of the number of bonus pages that she completes and when we she reaches 25 bonus pages, we will have a prize!  JB6, who loves charts, LOVED the idea.  We will see how it works! 

Bonus Pages Done Today
Reading and Phonics:
Lesson 45, Contractions with Are, Consonant Blends spr and spl

Lesson 60, Word Numbers- Eleven to One Hundred

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Educational Experiences

My husband took our children to a chorus concert (rehearsal) for the Mercersburg Area Chorus.  Grandma and Rosanne are both singing in the Mercersburg Area Chorus: GJEILO, No Coward Soul Is Mine.  The girls absolutely loved the music, the orchestra, and the chapel where they sang. 

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Back to Book School! Days 115 and 116

Two Days:
Sunday was Palm Sunday.  JB6 did the following craft in her Sunday school class.  The best part was that she came home and explained the whole story about how people laid down their coats for Jesus as he rode his donkey into town.  I just love what she learns at Sunday School!

Math: Lesson 59, Place Value

Reading & Phonics: Lesson 41, Contractions with Have

Math: Lesson 19

Reading/Writing: Get Set for the Code: pg 42-45

Bible: Psalm 107:1

Geography: Drew Map of Australia.  Learned about and prayed for missionaries Dan and Bonnie Keagan from Australia. 

Math: Lesson 58, Number Order & Ordinal Numbers

Reading & Phonics: Lesson 42, Contractions with 's and R-Controlled Vowels ar and or

Math: Lesson 20, Hexagons and Counting to 20

Reading/Writing: Explode the Code, pg 46

Field Trip #3 (114)

Field Trip #3 was to a petting zoo!  Check it out HERE

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Vacation Field Trip #2 (113)

Field Trip to Washington, DC

The girls had their first experience on a city train, we visited the National Aquarium and saw the Capitol Building.  Check out the details HERE


Vacation Field Trip #1 (112)

Two Top Farms, the girls favorite field trip of our vacation!  Check it out HERE

Crafts and More Fun (111)

We traveled to PA as planned (eventually).  Aunt Becky planned a fun spring craft for the children.  Check out the details HERE

Long Time?

The other day, I confessed to my sister-in-law that I hadn't done official "book" school with the children in weeks.  She kindly reminded me that under the circumstances, that was understandable.  Read a synopsis of our scary few days HERE