Homeschooling Week #3 and #4

We are in the full swing of the school year, and things are going smoothly in many regards.

We added in a couple of co-op classes this past week, which is always nice, but also gives me a little more scheduling crunch time.

P. is taking a finance class, writing/American history and Lit, Chemistry labs and Geometry class at the co-op. He is also taking Russian Language and Culture along with Engineering Basics online. He is going to be tight pressed to get the homework all done.

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The boys and my husband spent the weekend in the middle of the two weeks, out on the lake camping. They were with my fellow homeschool mom’s and one of them is very good at teaching, incorporating learning into everything. It made it nice, knowing they were learning out of doors.

We had a lot of car trouble, so I was unable to go with them, but ended up getting some work done on my writing.

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We learned that God had preserved us and didn’t allow the brake line to shred when driving on unsafe roads or the fuel to cause the car to explode, but we also learned both lines were completely falling apart.

It has been a hard lesson, but one wrought with many good things as well.

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I was planning on some furniture rearranging, but instead the desk got stuck in the living room, and T. has been happily using it for his math.

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We had fun studying molecules among other things, this past couple of weeks, but we did a small experiment with ice this week.

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It measured how fast the ice melted from the heat of your finger, vs. with salt on it.

The boys enjoyed it!

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So, there are not too many pictures, but it was a full, busy couple of weeks! We are reading Courage to Run, about Harriet Tubman. We used this chance to talk about Modern Day slavery as well, which this post caught my eye this week on the topic.  How to Talk to your kids about Modern Day Slavery

We finished Farmer Boy early, as far as our read aloud, and the boys throughly enjoyed it.

We watched Little Princess and found various variations and books on the Secret Garden as well.

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