Saturday, May 22, 2010

Wrapping up our school year

This has been quite a year!  Our 2009-2010 year started with a "BANG" in June.  We kept up the momentum until a few weeks before the birth of our fourth child and the passing of my Father.  Both events within days of each other.   Needless to say, schooling took a back seat for a few months. 

We officially ended our year in April with the completion of IOWA testing.  As expected, I happily report that all children have moved up to the next level in their schooling.  We spent the remainder of April and part of May tying up loose ends and relaxing.

Using Tapestry of Grace, we studied Ancient History in depth.  I can't say the kids enjoyed it as much as they do the Modern era, but, they had fun none the less!

As we wove our way through this period in history, we stopped to do plenty of hands on activities. Here are a few.


Lego Tabernacle
Lego Tabernacle
Lego Assyrian Battering Ram!
Lego Assyrian Battering Ram!
The Living Nile River Project complete with Legos!
The Living Nile River Project complete with Legos!
Greek Ice Cream Triemes!
Greek Ice Cream Triemes!
Gingerbread Parthenon
Gingerbread Parthenon
Platonic Bodies
Platonic Bodies

Lego Greek Theater
Lego Greek Theater

Friday, May 21, 2010

Sailing in July!

What a great start to my morning to open my email and find I have been formally accepted to the TOS Review Crew for 2010-2011!

TOS stands for The Old Schoolhouse. It's a magazine chocked full of homeschooling goodies and wisdom from parents who have been there and done that. It's a wonderful source of encouragement helping me on this homeschooling journey.

My previous two posts (aka my first two posts) are the reviews I wrote up to try out for the crew. Please read and leave a comment.

Don't forget to become a follower of this Blog as we set sail officially in July. It's gonna be a great voyage!!!