Friday, April 5, 2013

Homeschool Love


Our co-op has a true-blue actor dad, actor kid in it! Today for film class we got to hear from Mr. S about living the dream in L.A. and now living the dream in the Territories. Veddy, veddy fun!

Flower ditched Rod and Staff in a heartbeat in favor of First Language Lesson 4. She loved WWE and is soo very happy with FLL. I think a big part of it is that there is white space on the page on FLL. Cub is crusing through Mary Daly's Whole Book of Diagrams.

Learn Math Fast is still doing the trick. Cub actually was ready to go on school one day this week before I was even downstairs and started math all on his own. That's how much he's getting it. He doesn't feel dumb doing it. I love that. LOVE it.
We are deep into Famous Men of the Middle Ages and of course, there is constant discussion. The more the kids know, the more they want to share. Love that. Spielvogel is almost finished. We've thrown in 100 Years that Shook the World DVD. It's a documentary format with short vignettes that cover a lot of people and places

The kids are doing so much on line: Adventus, Lone Star, Rosetta Stone, SuperCharged Science (review coming!) that school days means the computer is going non-stop. The boys finished Physics and Your Life last week and SuperCharged Science has filled the gap (not that there was much of one). I can't wait to tell you more about it!

It's been a great spring homeschooling. Seriously.

Dr. Dh has been cutting trim for the 2nd floor. WOOHOOO! A couple of the kick boards are in place and door frames (the more complicated because they need angle cuts and have multiple pieces) are getting worked on. Have I mentioned WOOHOOO yet?

It is still cold and bleary here (the cold part is normal, but it's often so sunny here, the Southern Territories are known as The Sunshine State (no lie). It's still so winter-y looking that we are having to feed the Guinnea Fowl.

A really great post on Gay Marriage over at Cappadocia in Lowell. Just one of the points made by Renee Aste: Remember back in 2010, when Americans were polled about 40% believed marriage was obsolete. Three years ago was the turning point. " If your parents were divorced, you're at least 40 percent more likely to get divorced than if they weren't. If your parents married others after divorcing, you're 91 percent more likely to get divorced." Marriage decline is exponential. So, the decline is more evident and growing faster by the day.

We are sorting, giving, throwing away. The kids have outgrown everything (Including a set of bunk beds) I have a HUGE pile of homeschool curriculum that we are done with.  HUGe.  Apologia, Moody, Memoria Press. To sell, gift, rafflecopter as blog give-away? What think you?

This week's reviews.
You gotta read em'
A Journey Through Learning (lapbooks and notebooking) 
And don't forget to stop back in tomorrow for Share It Saturday!
How was your week? What did you do?


Renee said...

Thanks for linking me. So odd my son can watch PBS's Nature in which they discuss and explain the kinship of plants as a way of survival, but he can't make his own kinship chart without an accusation of of being too heteronormative.

redkitchen said...

Sounds like a busy week. What language are you guys studying with Rosetta Stone?

LaughingLioness said...

Renee- a true pleasure!

Redkitchen- the kids are going through German. Dh is doing Hebrew. Oldest ds is a bit frustrated with the lack of grammar involved but keeps working through it. Do you use RS?

Judy Whatilivefor said...

Sounds busy, busy, busy.

Good luck with sorting everything your kids have outgrown :)