Saturday, October 29, 2011

Weekly Wrap Up: October 24-28,2011

This was a week that totally flew by. The weather was very cold this week, so more time was spent indoors, I don't really know if this is a good thing or a bad thing. Living in Michigan you learn not to plan activities according to the weather. It could be sunny and temperatures in the 70's next day it could be snow in the twenties. Well here are some photos of the children while working.

 In Social Studies/History we learned about the Plains Indians and how resourceful the buffalo was to them. In the picture they are categorizing items that they wrote that the Plains Indians may have used the buffalo for.

In Science we are learning about our sense organs we were able to learn about the nose and the mouth. An interesting fact that they learned was one of the reasons we may have a runny nose is that your cilia is beating slower than usual. Now everytime a child had a runny nose they say " You need a tissue your cilia is beating slow" LOL. Who thought science could be so humorous. They also learned  the different parts of the tongue where taste can de discovered.
                                 Refining our sense of smell with the smelling bottles.

                                                The Taste Experiment

Dj independently researching the Bison. He is looking for Why the Bison is endangered ? Of course there is much more information he will find in order to completely answer this question.

  Here is some information that he was able to record on paper.

  First work with sentence diagramming. This work came from Montessori Print Shop

    Multiplication Chart #2. This work also came from Montessori Print Shop.

                                                              Place Value work.

                     Place Value with Golden Beads               
We had a field trip to the Pumpkin Patch. DJ was thrilled to see a star in an apple (sigh) I never been successful with cutting the apple to make this happen! Looks so easy, but not so much for me.                                                                  

Ken enjoyed looking at these items on the field trip. Ken says she needs a washing board this size now. I  asked why , she said so can wash her own undergarments. IT'S ON THE WAY!! (seriously).

The kids attend an afterschool program and they came home with these apple pockets. They ran out of time so they sent them home with the kids to pop in the oven. The afterschool program is at the local community center and they love to be able to play with kids their own age. They go twice a week, and I love that it is afterschool.

 They signed up this week for a homeschool swim class at the YMCA. They love it!!

  My favorite photo of the week. They wanted some more skittles so to encourage me to offer more skittles, they decided to try to convert fractions to decimals to complete the graph. The oldest stepped in to help.

  A natural consequence! These two decided to write their names on the chairs.

Well this wrap ups our week. I am linking this post to Weekly Wraps hosted by weird,unsocialized homeschoolers and Montessori Monday hosted by One Hook Wonder and Living Montessori Now.                                                                                                                               


  1. Your homeschool looks so fun...and your kids are beautiful :)
    Thanks for sharing your week!

  2. Natural consequences ... my favorite form of discipline!! :)

  3. I love reading your blog!! Looks like another fun week! I have given you a Blog Award. Check it out here:

  4. It's great that you're sharing your homeschooling ideas each week. You have great ideas for incorporating Montessori ideas at the elementary level! Thanks for linking up with Montessori Monday. I featured your post at the Living Montessori Now Facebook page: By the way, Natural and logical consequences were always favorites of mine, too!


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