Revival to Revolution
Unit 10Mackenzie is really working hard this year! She has definitely gotten into her groove and is having a great time (even if she won't admit it). Like many children she doesn't like a book if it is "required reading", but secretly I think she enjoys it because I often find her reading ahead. She takes many of her books to bed with her and reads much of her assignments the night before...gotta love that initiative!
Here she made the circuit from the science kit with Exploration Education. This is the day that she and Caden completed 3 days worth of science in 1 sitting! They wanted to finish it. Mackenzie also had extra motivation because she was offered a babysitting job for the morning of one of her school days. While I wanted her to be able to take the babysitting job, she also still had to complete her schoolwork. She was so diligent and focused and I am proud of her for working like that.
history curriculum. They keep the students organized and motivated to have a worthy product at the end of the year. They are printed in full color and are a bit pricey, but I am beginning to see the value of them as they contain crucial information and are quite helpful in creating a full picture of the history of the time period.
Each night of the week one of the girls stays up later than everyone else and we have a Mom/Daughter time. This year Mackenzie and I are reading through a book called Girl Talk. It is really lovingly written by a mom and daughter team and is an encouraging read about passing along the language of Biblical Womanhood. We read a chapter each week and then discuss many of the questions included at the back of the book.
Creation to Christ
Unit 13Alexis Grace is making progress in Creation to Christ. This week the science was all about spiders...ewww! Don't judge me because I let her skip the chapter...I know, I know...but I just couldn't handle a whole week about spiders. And it was Halloween this week too. Wow! Couldn't have timed that better if I had tried to on my own. At any rate, next week she will finish the Apologia Zoology 3 text and will be moving on to studying about birds.
Both of us enjoy our weekly Mom/Daughter time. Together we are reading and discussing Beautiful Girlhood. We read the chapter together and then use the discussion questions in the companion guide. Alexis copies a quote from the chapter into her own common place book.
Unit 21Alivia is thoroughly enjoying her independence in this HOD guide. She is an extremely diligent and thorough worker. She loves school, loves to read, and enjoys learning. I don't have any pictures of her this week. I really need to do a better job of using my camera! Her favorite part of this week: math because it was easy. I guess that's great because she has been learning long division, so I guess since it's easy it must be mastered! Alivia loves gymnastics. This past weekend my dad helped the girls build a balance beam. It's so cool and it just fits in our living room. They have had a blast learning how to do cartwheels, handstands, and other exercises on the beam!
Pet Store math. It is so much fun. Each page walks her through step by step setting up and running a business. Such a living way to practice those math skills. She has been asking for this for a while, so I though it was time to pull it out. She is able to complete much of it on her own and has even learned a few new math skills and topics that she wouldn't otherwise learn until much later.