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Saturday, September 25, 2010

Homeschool Week in Review | September 20 - 24

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I like pictures, so whenever possible, I'll be taking pictures and posting pictures to include in our homeschool log.  These weekly reviews of our homeschool experience will not encompass everything we've done for the week, just highlight the especially memorable/interesting/educational/*insert-your-favorite-adjective-here* occasions.

Monday we started out the day running errands and going grocery shopping. At Costco, the boys just happened to find Halloween costumes that they LOVE, which makes Mommy happy because I'm the world's biggest procrastinator and usually end up buying them whatever is left the week before Halloween (which isn't much). So we snatched up their costumes and the rest of our school day looked like this:

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Tuesday we tried out the first lesson of this new Kindergarten curriculum I picked up online. It's new for us, but rather ancient as far as curricula go. The first lesson dealt with learning your left hand from your right hand. Of course, we also threw in colors, shapes, and counting practice as well as some uninhibited, unscripted play with our manipulatives.

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{Learning that their left hand makes an "L" for Left.}

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{Pick up a yellow circle with your left hand and touch it to your right ear.}

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{Pick up an orange cylinder with your left hand and touch it to your left ear.}

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{Pick up a blue circle with your right hand and touch it to your left foot.}

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{Now we're just getting goofy.  Yahoo!}

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Wednesday we finished up with our Old Yeller read aloud and got to watch the movie. Netflix sent us a double feature with Old Yeller and Savage Sam! Score! The boys also got to act out a story I read that clarified some of the words in our Pledge of Allegiance. They had a great time hamming it up.


Thursday was an unplanned pajama day at the Bagel Academy and, after finishing up the basics, the boys and I spent an hour playing with this "toy" I picked up at Costco earlier in the week. The point of the exercise is to make matches. There are colors, shapes, numbers, and letters. Each match is made up of two puzzle pieces. After playing with this just once, I can honestly say it's one of the better things I've ever purchased at Costco! We love it! And come to find out, Bugga can actually count up to 30 (with one little glitch at 15 being that he doesn't say 15; he skips it altogether)!

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{Bugga doing math with Confessions of a Homeschooler's letter "A" ant graphing.}

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{Why is it always the eyes, I wonder?  :D}

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Friday I declared a sick day as Buddha, the Pipster, and I all came down with the cold and cough that Bugga has been fighting all week. We are trying our best to recover speedily, though I think we're still on the "going in" side rather than the "coming out" side. :(

1 comment:

lindsey said...

Bugs as SWAT makes me laugh! What a cutie.

Hope you are all feeling much better!