This time A. was sick,
but we were able to treat her
here at home.
We had a lot of time at home,
even with illness...
got a lot done.
I saw a lot of creativity,
pursuing new things.
I saw a passion for learning.
With no pressure to stay on schedule
or complete a set number of lessons or pages from a book,
we were free
to rest when we needed to
and enjoy learning
in our own way...
at our own pace.
That is why we love this relaxed homeschool life.
I followed my interests too
and did a little rearranging on the blog
I added a Natural Health page
which I hope to update regularly:)
And now, since everyone is well today,
we have a baby shower to attend
and volunteer work to do
at the emergency children's home.
Before I go,
here are the highlights of our week of interest led learning:
Little House on the Prairie reruns
Baking and cooking dinner (the girls are handling supper at least one night a week now:)
Bald Eagles- we saw another one fly over the house this week...so beautiful and majestic!
How It's Made episodes
Hugo, the movie (the girls read the book earlier in the year). I liked it!
Brainbox games- so fun, and we found them online too
Discussion on how a bill becomes a law
BrainPOP- watching videos, taking quizzes, and playing games, especially Law Craft and Executive Command:)
Words with Friends
Adam of the Road (read aloud)
Life in the Middle Ages
Armor of God
Settlers of Catan board game
Public speaking and making a video- The girls went with me to video one of my speech students who is competing in a speech contest. They learned a lot about what goes in to making a professional video and got to get a little hands-on with the equipment!
College gymnastics- we love it:)
Business math for both, also A. is interested in pre-algebra, so she read and worked a few problems there
And I can't forget comparison shopping and calculating tax
Elements of poetry
Science Experiments- Science Wiz Light kit, by Penny Norman
Art- drawing, painting, lettering...we got lots of inspiration from Deep Space Sparkle and A.'s new favorite site smART class!
Linking up here so I can see what every one else has been up to;)