Friday, May 27, 2011

Weekly Wrap-up

So I'm in a fearful rush today and probably shouldn't even be posting, but there's no way I'll have time to record our home education adventures over the weekend. Instead, here's a truncated list: our favorites resources of the week, if you will. As always, partly for my own recordkeeping, partly to share findings for those interested.

This week we enjoyed ...

Popular Mechanics for Kids - Slither & Slime and Other Yucky Things
Are You an Ant? (Backyard Books) and Are You a Bee? (Backyard Books) (Love this series for younger kiddos!)
Building a worm farm in a jar, inspired by REAL Science Odyssey from Pandia Press.
Flight/Bernoulli lesson from Exploring Creation with Zoology 1: Flying Creatures of the 5th Day (Apologia Science Young Explorers)
National Geographic Kids magazine

Monday with a Mad Genius (Magic Tree House, No. 38) (Read to the girls)
Welcome to the Globe: The Story of Shakespeare's Theatre (All three kids)
From This Day in History: Jim Thorpe, Julia Ward Howe, Amelia Earhart

Drawing lesson in Perspective inspired by Leonardo da Vinci
Raphael (Getting to Know the World's Greatest Artists) (Another great series for kids)

MacBeth from Beautiful Stories From Shakespeare (Ian)
Nighttime reading with Daddy
More stories from Acts from Egermeier's Bible Story Book

Language Arts:
The Complete Writer: Writing with Ease: (Ian and Eliza)

Singapore Math (Ian)
Videos from Khan Academy

Oh, and building houses for fairies and snails outside, of course. Always an integral part of the curriculum.

Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!

1 comment:

Julie said...

Thank you so much for putting all your resources out there!

Happy Memorial Weekend to you too!