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Art Lab for Kids: Susan Schwake Artist Study – Large Scale Ink Drawing

We are half way through our second Art Lab, which is about giant ink drawings. As part of this lesson, the girls have been doing a Susan Schwake Artist Study. Actually, it was more of a picture study but Susan Schwake didn't name the giant ink picture she used for the lesson: I wanted the…

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Astronomy Unit Study: Unit 12 – Pluto and the Kuiper Belt

Pluto and the Kuiper Belt

Pluto and the Kuiper Belt: Reading and Writing The girls read the chapter on Pluto and the Kuiper Belt out between them in some excellent partnership reading: They did lots of copywork: Some vocabulary puzzles and a couple of mini books: Filled in their own arguments for 'Pluto: A Planet or Not?': Pluto and the…

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China and the Shang Dynasty

China and the Shang Dynasty: Reading I read the lesson from the Mystery of History text book, and gathered all our ancient China books and had the girls peruse them: China and the Shang Dynasty: Researching Silk Worms After I had photocopied a few pages of information about silk worms, Abigail read them and did…

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A Year in the Life of a Home Schooling Family: Day 67

It was a nice relaxing day today. We had pretty much finished all the work I had planned for this week, yesterday. I had hoped to take the girls up to London with Gary today, but Gary needed to work so we have rescheduled for next week. Thomas took his littlest sister out for a…

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A Year in the Life of a Home-Schooling Family: Day 66

'Hey, mum, I'm going to be an actress!' Charlotte thus informs me. In the past week she has been through at least five professions. 'I'm going to move to America!' Two minutes later, after seeing how much an apartment costs to live in Manhattan, 'Wait! No I'm not! I can't afford a place to live!'…

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A Year in the Life of a Home-Schooling Family: Day 65

'Mummy, Mummy!' squealed Abigail, 'Oscar pooed all over the dining room floor last night, and I have diagnosed that he has mild diarrhoea!' 'I checked it against my Bristol stool chart!' she finished, very obviously satisfied with both herself and her conclusion. I could imagine Charlotte's face, had she heard her little sister's exclamation, and…

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A Year in the Life of a Home-Schooling Family: Day 64

I had organised today that Charlotte make a breakfast of boiled eggs and toast with Becca using all she had learnt the day before. If you read yesterday's post you would know that I had taught two sceptical twins and their two eager sisters how to boil an egg. They had teased me throughout and…

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A Year in the Life of a Home Schooling Family: Day 63

I started the day listening to the end of Joshua. It has been so interesting for me to listen to the Bible for well over two hours each day. This is such a different experience to my normal chapter at a time, and moving from one book to another. This is the first time I…

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Astronomy Unit Study: Unit Eleven – Uranus and Neptune

We fitting the unit on Uranus and Neptune into one week, but still managed to cram it full to the brim of fun, hands-on activities. Uranus and Neptune: Partnership Reading Usually I rad the lesson out loud to the girls, but some monster head aches this week rendered that impossible. I decided the girls should…

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The Israelites in Slavery

We had great fun learning about the Israelites in Slavery, and the girls experienced a little (a very little) about what it was like being a slave to the Egyptians. Israelites in Slavery: Reading Abigail read the lesson from the Mystery of History text book, and I read out everything covering the Israelites in Egypt…

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Art Lab for Kids: Lab 1 – Contour Drawings

In my quest for simplicity and ease, I was directed to Art Lab for kids by Susan Schwake. I used this resource for the first time last week, and I have to say, it's great! And better still, it fulfils the whole ease of use quality that I need at this time in our homeschool.…

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Art Lab for Kids: Picture Study – Rose Sielian Theriault ‘Pear Squared’

With each of the art labs comes an artist study. I love artist studies, they are one of my favourite ways to teach the children! This study was on Rose Sielian Theriault: Rose Sielian Theriault: Pear Squared The art chosen was an etching called 'Pear Squared'. The girls cut out, labelled and stuck in their…

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A Year in the Life of a Home-Schooling Family: Day 60

I woke up without a headache today! Yay me! I was up and out of bed by seven. So weird, because every single one of my children were up bustling around the house, having baths, listening to a sermon, eating... I stayed in my room and finished listening to Leviticus. I've never read all the…

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A Year in the Life of a Home-Schooling Family: Day 59

Last night I tucked down at ten with a raging headache. I listened to the Bible until I drifted off to sleep. It was such a lovely end to a tricky day for me. I have never had this type of reaction before coming off sugar. I think it is probably reflective of how bad…

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A Year in the Life of a Home-Schooling Family: Day 58

Well, my lovely in-laws have just left, and I am sitting at the computer drinking a juice which is a peculiar shade of orange. This morning I made my way through a juice which was an equally peculiar shade of green. I have a stinking head-ache and feel really really tired. Why? I hear you…

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