Our life in books

This is our eigth year of homeschooling and I finally got around to blogging about our adventures a few years ago.
I love the path that God has us on.
We get to enjoy the lightbulb moments in educating our children and have quite a few of them ourselves.

We are starting Exploration to 1850's this school year, 2012-2013 using My Father's World curriculum.
Rome to the Reformation,
Exploration to the 1850's and NOW.........

Below is the week by week of lessons for this year if you'd like to start at the beginning.
There is also a handy LABELS area that you can peek through to find a specific lesson.

Week by Week - MFW: Creation to the Greeks

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Extra Book reading - Terrible Tudors

Way back last year when we took our family adventure across the 'pond' to England, Mackenzie picked up this little paperback in the Tower of London souvenir shop. Little did I know that we would study this time in England's history one year later. She enjoyed retelling us all the gory details of the practices of the time. 

This little poem stuck out as a way to remember the wives of Henry VIII:

Divorced, Beheaded, Died
Divorced, Beheaded, Survived.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Chess tourney

MFWorld came with the Starting Chess book this year to go along with Medieval History. We hadn't cracked it open yet and I was thinking it might be a good summer learning option. But lo and behold, Everett found it on the shelf, read it and then asked if we had a board. 
You mean the chess set that has been tucked up on top of the guest room armoire? Oh that?
Sure thing, down it came.
 After a little dusting, it was the center of attention for the whole afternoon.

"Life is a kind of Chess, with struggle, competition, good and ill events."
- Benjamin Franklin

A week later, it's still out on the dining room table and games are started just about every day.
They are certainly surpassing my ability to strategize more than two moves ahead. 
Guess I should brush up!

Moon phases and treats!

Just to give credit where credit is due: Thank you Pinterest for this fabulous idea.
My students are always excited about science but this was extra tasty fun!
We learn the moon phases - we have a little snack  - good lesson!