We had a full week. I really thought about taking the whole week off, but there was no way. If I let the boys take a week off it is really hard to get them going again. So we just keep chugging along. We'll take some days off in December. With our weekly schedule, the kids are not being overworked at all...lol. I even let them have two days off this week instead of just one.
We went to Homeschool Hangout and saw our friends. They played games and shared a sun catcher painting kit with their friends.
This week we started our Little Passports study of Brazil. I am supplementing a lot for this. We will be working on Brazil for a couple weeks.
This week we learned about the chocolate industry.
The interactive notebook we are doing is using the LEGO movie. So we started building our uppercase letters out of Duplos.
this book to make our organ drawings.
xrays from Amazon. The girls put them together like a puzzle.
I found this fun Gingerbread kit on clearance after Halloween. The kids had fun making gingerbread skeletons.
We made a turkey on Monday since Daddy was home was last week. We ate on it all week. One night I made gluten-free, all allergen friendly mini turkey pot pies. They were yummy!
It has worked out really well since we got it done on Thursday. The kids are asking to play board games, we are eating at the table again since we can fit at it. We had family over Saturday for fun and it worked out well for arts/crafts and eating also. Joe and I both like this new change. We took 10 bags of Goodwill out of there. I am working on the kitchen/work area now. Where the table was in the kitchen now has a smaller school table, so a child can work on their own if they want to. It also is a great place for the kids to play on their laptops and skype where I can hear them.
On the agenda this week is washing the cabinets in the kitchen, organizing my office work area and painting the doorways in the kitchen. I am also working on fixing Caty's "hand-me-down" dresser.
Other projects this week were fun things we had planned to go along with our reading of American Girl Julie. We made pet rocks and did Sharpie t-shirts:
We are back to reality and some more fun activities this next week. Watch for more posts on our homeschool travels next week!
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