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Subject: What are your children working on?
Date Posted: 5/14/2008 4:47 PM ET
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Always curious what other people are studying.

We are currently working on:

  • State study of every state
  • multiplication/division
  • Butterfly project (hanging in my living room, they are all in thier cocoons--now we just wait for butterflies to emerge)
  • Megan is reading a book on Daniel Boone
  • Swimming and soccer today
Date Posted: 5/14/2008 4:53 PM ET
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Date Posted: 5/14/2008 5:51 PM ET
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My kids are working on making me bald. (ya' ever have those days where you want to pull your hair out by the roots? Today is one of those days)

I've been trying to get the CurrClick downloads to print and having a devil of a time. They work for awhile and then they are down again. So I've gotten very little else done today. blah!

ETA, we did do reading and grammar and a tiny bit of math (facts review)

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Date Posted: 5/14/2008 6:19 PM ET
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Rebecca, I'm so jealous that your kids are going to Mackinac Island!  I'm originally from Michigan and we went there almost every summer when I was young.  My DH did an air show up in Traverse City a couple years ago and my DS and I flew up north to visit with family and take a vacation at the same time.  It was soooooo awesome going to the island again and seeing how little things had changed in the 30+ years!  clip clop clip clop clip clop...*sigh*

As for us, we're playing catch-up....too many family visits and "field trips" lately and it's been tough getting back into the grind.  That's alright though....before we know it summer with it's 110+ degree temps will be here and we'll be glad to stay inside.  :)

Date Posted: 5/15/2008 12:08 PM ET
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We are also wrapping things up with reviews. The main thing we are doing is working on a flower garden .  I got a book off PBS last year Ready set Grow! A guide to gardening with children. We are working on  a butterfly and hummingbird garden.  When the flowers bloom, we plan on pressing some. We planted some acron trees he started in the house this winter. We have sat 8 out. Growing things are fun. I find if you give them the right tools their size they have a ball.


Date Posted: 5/15/2008 12:27 PM ET
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Rebecca, I'm so jealous that your kids are going to Mackinac Island

I'm jealous too. I've never been before but it sounds fabulous...one of these days..... :-)

Date Posted: 5/15/2008 2:37 PM ET
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The boys are both doing Pre-Algebra, my oldest DD is doing decimals

Oldest DS is doing heat, 2nd DS is doing the Brain, oldest DD is doing blood and bones

Oldest DS is doing the Imperial Era, 2nd DS is doing Ancient Greeks and DD is doing the Industrial Revolution

Oldest DS is reading a collection of Poe works, 2nd DS is reading Journey to the Center of the Earth and oldest DD is reading Frankenstein

Oldest DS is working on state placement, 2nd DS is learning the countries of S. America and oldest DD is also working on state placement

They are  all learning the Pres.

And my youngest DD is learning her alphabet and numbers. She knows the whole alphabet but has a hard time recognizing a few letters and she can count to 20 but is learning to recognize the numbers.

Oh and the 3 oldest have their spelling and grammar, too.

So, we are still going strong. LOL We will start reviewing in another couple of weeks.

Date Posted: 5/15/2008 4:40 PM ET
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My oldest DS (5) is finishing up his Landmark curriculum in Bible, Literature, and Science.  He finished his Shurley English and Saxon Math about a month ago, so we moved ahead into the 2nd grade for those subjects.  He has been doing about 2 lessons/ day on those since a lot of it is review at the beginning.  He should be finishing his reading lessons in McGuffey's Fourth Eclectic Reader in a couple of weeks.  His piano lessons will be ending in a few weeks for the summer.  He'll have a recital on June 2.

My second DS (4) has been reading through the Primary Bible Reader by ABeka.  He is very excited that he is actually reading from the Bible now.  He is also practicing his addition facts and skip counting.  We're working on the 2's right now.  We also read a lot of stories- Bible, character-building, science, etc.

Both boys love to spell words and will do that all throughout the day, trying to outdo the other.  We are currently reading Missionary Stories by the Millers.  They were very excited to hear the story of God holding back the rain in Inchon, South Korea, just before the invasion of Communists  in 1950.  They were holding revival meetings during the rainy season and many were saved just about a week before they were slain.  I'll have to check with my mom who, incidentally, is in South Korea right now, whether she was in Inchon at that time.  She would have been 4 years old at the start of the war.

My DD (almost 16 months) is learning to say more and more words.  She loves to pretend to read books and will sit for long periods of time just looking through books, pointing at the words, and babbling away.  Another future book nut!  Her latest thing is wanting to sit on the potty with a book. 

As for Mackinac Island, we only live about 35 minutes from there.  I have fond memories of going to the Island on many summer days during my childhood and later years.  It is like taking a step back in time.  I can't wait until my children are a little older and we can all bike around the island together.



Date Posted: 5/18/2008 9:16 AM ET
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My son (4) was working on  Spring Unit with the studies based on seeds and how flowers grow.  We are slowly working our way to summer  and what goes into a garden and the bugs that live there.  I let him lead  me thru his interest and  I provide the facts and info.  We will start more concrete stuff in September .