The kids have picked already tons to learn this year along with some things again that we need to do for our daughter. Some items between the both of them include....
Geography AZ Field trips (Explore Arizona!)
Brush up on Grammar
Solidify High School Math skills
Family Read Aloud (we're finishing up Harry Potter)
Art Journals with Quotes of the Day
Writing with the intent to write a book
Running a business
Culinary - chemistry and just learning to cook more
Gardening...growing to feed our family
So our first week, last week we eased into the swing of things. We started Geography with the study of our own state, Arizona. We are planning a trip to the Grand Canyon by train.
We ordered Discovery Magazine's single issue for both kids of the Grand Canyon here:
We did the Scientific Mom's sand Grand Canyon hands on activity here, although we are still finishing it up due to some drainage issues:
We watched this short video about the canyon as well:
A few photos of geography:
Chemistry: The kids love, love Crash Course so we decided to use their Chemistry videos and supplement with books and experiments as well. So this last week we started with a few video's from them here:
Each day we do a quote of the day and write it on our white board. We take turns choosing it..it can be something inspirational, a bible verse, something that holds meaning for you that you want to share. We post it on the board in the morning then afternoon we sit at the table and work on our Art Journal in which we use part or all of the quote and decorate with paints, or markers, or anything we want and we chat about the quote. Once done one of us reads from our Family Read Aloud book while the others finish with their journals. Right now our Read Aloud is finishing up Harry Potter.
Our daughters books from the library this week...
And an art piece she just completed....
Other happenings...we went on a road trip/ day trip this last weekend for some family time to see cousins. We've been heading to the Farmers Market every Saturday morning to put money into our local farms and community and get yummy fresh, organic eats.
And this is from today...after learning, spending time soaking up the sun, chatting. Couldn't let the moment pass me by without a quick picture.
Felt SO blessed. Yes they are siblings, but they are also friends.
Blessed to be homeschooling yet another year. Looking forward to seeing them grow, learn and develop. Love their spirits, their souls and who they are. Cherishing every moment each and every day with them.