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

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Saturdays from now until Thanksgiving

First, a game for the U8 boys team, the Red Dragons, where Kibru is still miffed that he can't play goalie.
 He makes up for it by playing tough defense ( near) the goal. 
Everett is a scoring machine.

We spread out the quilt, provide drinks and cheer our hearts out.
( the girls read and draw and occasionally look up for a goal)

The highlight of Kibru's first game was the appearance of his Kindergarten teacher. She's a soccer fan and came to cheer him on. 

Later in the day, Harper (U10) suits up and gets to play with her team, the IceBreakers. 
She is loving every minute of it.

LA COUNTY fair- that's right! we have farms too folks!

You heard me, it's the LA County Fair. It's not all star sightings and high heels here folks. We have a fair and farm animals to prove it. 

The BIG Red Barn is where all the baby animals are held. 
Baby pigs clamoring for a drink and baby goats only a week old held the attention of my crew. Precious. 
Here they are with their Nana and Papa.

 Here little piggy!

These are the adorable kids  (not mine)


Always a treat to get a cold draft on a hot,hot day.

Meanwhile, inside the Inventor's laboratory......... We had to learn something as we went on a school day after all!

Harper and Everett get to make electricity from wool sparks, like Benjamin Franklin.

Mackenzie flies the simulation of the Wright Bros airplane.

Everett builds a car on an assembly line like Henry Ford.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

The King of Bling - Charles II

We are having way too much fun studying the 17th century.   America being colonized at a rapid fire pace, English monarchs beheaded, Puritan rule, and now Charles II - the King of Bling has come to power in the middle of the 1600's.

Here's a little ditty we found that is being hummed all around the house this week:

Gotta love the rapping King!

On a more serious note, we are in Week 7 of MFW.

:: My students enjoyed the age of exploration  - we played a game called Explorers by Lakeshore to drive home the names and places.

:: I had to find a way to help us all with memorization, so I turned to APPS for the Ipad. I love technology when I can find a great tool for school. It's called FighterVerse and it allows me to enter the verses that we need to study and then the App produces quizzes where words are left out and the kids have to come up with the correct answer.  We have used it every day and found it to be essential to our memorization of the book of James.

::We watched the movie "Desperate Crossing" about the Mayflower crossing the Atlantic to settle at Plymouth.

:: We made wigwams and LEGO replicas of Jamestown and Salem Village.

Homeschool ROCKS!