Friday, March 9, 2012

Week Of March 5, 2012: Wrap Up

This week went by so fast for us! We enjoyed a few days of great Sping weather, and then of course a little snow. Here are some photos of our week.

Ken is finishing up her book Meet Cecile. DJ is on chapter 13 in Holes and this week we discussed identifying conflicts in stories.

Using the moveable alphabet to practice syllabication.

Diagraming sentences. They are now ready for more advanced work in this area:)

Matching sentences to picture, the point of interest is reading cursive.

Working on wrting paragraphs, this is a begining work for DJ.

Land and Water Forms three part cards.

Placing Children From Around The World on the appropiate continent.

                                                    Africa Continent box.

Labeling Africa. DJ also worked on labeling the North America map puzzle.


                                                    Labeling a triangle.

More rounds of basketball while practing math facts.

                                                        Study of lines.

                                                          Types of triangles.

                                          Substraction using the beads.

                                             Division bead board.

Division story problems with the Stamp Game.


                                            Bird definition set.

                                                      Making lip balm.

Oobleck! DJ did this experiment until the box of cornstarch was gone:)

Planting cat grass for dioramas.

Learning about Mohs' Hardness Scale.

Experimenting with ways to make the best volcanoe eruptions.

Identifying human body parts.

                    Our Classroom Outdoors

Checking temperatures at different locations.

                                                Discovering Natures' Wonders.

                                                 Feeding the ducks.

                        Links To Share
I really enjoyed reading "B" is for "Being Fun" at Journey To Excellence lets just say this momma knows how to bring excitement into their homeschool days, I especially like all of Dawson' science experiments. If your looking for a hands on way to get your preschool aged kids reading and writing check out Two Language Works at What Did We Do All Day? Looking for a boredom buster? Try this science experiment using household materials Germ Experiment-Where Do Germs Grow in Your House? at The Homeschool Den. For those who have younger learners, I would like to encourage you to pop over and see what the preschoolers have been up to on my other blog The Work Plan . Interested in the Montessori Method ? Want to know more about what inspires us here? Visit Living Montessori Now and check out all the archives!!

Last but not least if you want to take a peek into other homeschoolers' week visit The Weekly Wrap-Ups hosted by Weird, Unsocalized Homeschoolers.


  1. What an incredible week of learning. I always learn some new way of doing things every time I come here.

  2. I'm amazed at the varied and many hands-on learning activities that you do with the kids! They must really LOVE doing school! Where do you find all your ideas?

    1. I get ideas from bloggers like you, montessori albums, from my kids,and sometimes I can get creative. Thank you for stopping by!!

    2. I could say the same of you: how do you fit everything in? LOL We WERE quite busy last week...and I have cleared the schedule of most extras next week as the kids are a bit "grumpy", wanting to stay home or play with friends instead of going places in the van.

  3. Visiting from the WUSH. Wow..such wonderful pictures. Congratulations for a great week.

    1. Thank you! We love taking pictures here. I am glad that we do because sometimes it feels like we haven't did much. I guess that makes us relaxed homeschoolers.

  4. You are chronicling your experience so well here. I admire not only what you do, but how you do it and how you share about it!

  5. Martianne,Our Side of the Mountain
    I hear myself asking this same question "How Do They Do It All?" whenever I am visiting other homeschool blogs. I think it safe to say We Do It For The Kids. Agree?

  6. Another fantastic week! Your family is on SUCH a roll. I hope you are enjoying it as much as I am.

  7. I am enjoying this homeschool life of ours. I also feel blessed that you give us so much inspiration and comment love!!

  8. WOW!!! What an awesome week of fun and learning! Where did you get the land form cards?

    1. The land form cards were purchased at Montessori Print Shop. Thank you for stopping by!!

  9. Wow! My first time here and WOW-pretty much sums it up for me. It looks like a lot of fun and your kids look very engaged. Nice job!

  10. I want to be a part of your homeschool. It looks like a lot of work to get all of that prepared but what fun!

  11. This was very inspirational. I had to laugh because I'm in the process of making a big felt world map, too.

  12. I am so glad I found your blog via WUHS. You guys are awesome and the hands on learning opportunities you provide are wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

    1. I am glad you find this blog helpful. We love sharing!!


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