April showers… will they bring May flowers?
All in all, we’ve actually had a few sunny days this month, yet we definitely have had plenty of rainfall as well. I’m excited to see spring come in full bloom here soon.
In the meantime, school carries on consistently. Grateful that we are staying focused, hopefully for another month before the 2017-2018 school year wraps up!
A few years back we were gifted almost the entire Landmark book series which are fabulously written historical books. I find them very complimentary to the Robinson Curriculum reading list, and we blend them in often with our chronological order of studying history. This month’s focus was Roanoke Colony and Jamestown. Many adventures were found as we explored some native traditions and mapped the Virginia area including currents landmarks as well as rivers that were traveled in that time era. We limited our geography focus to this area because my intention is to study the United States as we travel through early American history next year.
It’s All About Birds around here. We had a great tree out front where we were observing a Downy woodpecker, 2 black collared doves, Stellar Jays, Chickadees, lots of Robins (they do love their worms!), and tons of Starlings. Dad has since then pruned said tree and we are left with now going to the backyard which isn’t as window-watching friendly. I can’t really complain because we do still have plenty of areas here to explore.
Bryson– solidifying his borrowing/carrying, as he is wrapping up his linear, liquid, and time measurements.
Andrew– continuing to get comfortable with long division, introducing decimals, and reviewing symbols and money problems.
Katie– wrapping up ratios and geometrical volumes
Bryson– chose a fun read this month with Hank the Cowdog
Andrew– took a break
Katie– Scarlet Letter, Pride and Prejudice
All about punctuation; commas, quotations, colon, semi colon, etc…
Andrew has invested a lot of time in his writing (which is why he took a break from literature this month). As much as my Katie-girl reads non stop, he is writing non stop with illustrations. This is the child that struggles with dysgraphia and dyslexia, and has overcame penmanship and is finally beginning to conquer spelling too. It’s been a huge year of growth for him and I’m just letting him flourish in his new found hobby!!
Beethoven at Classics for Kids
Amtrak Schools on Train–
Our local homeschoolers in our county from Oregon rode Amtrak to Seattle and spent the day in the Big City. We had a blast. Space needle, Pop Culture Park, Starbucks at Sky View building, Pike Place Market, rode the Monorail… the sun was shining, the people were friendly, and we had lots of fun!
It’s an adventure
to be a homeschooler