Thursday, May 21, 2015

Last Week of Homeschool (2014 - 2015)

Hello and thanks for stopping by!  We finished Week 36 last week of homeschool and the boys finished strong at 166 days of homeschool!  I am so incredibly proud of them and all of their hard work. 

B had his Kindergarten graduation a couple of weeks ago and we go for our first homeschool evaluation soon!  He has learned to read this year and really enjoy it.  His favorite author as of now is Julia Donaldson.  We have 12 reading lessons left for the summer and I am going to have him wrap up his remaining lessons on ABCmouse.

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G starts pre-K next year and I was excited that he wrapped up the year knowing how to spell his name, the alphabet, and how to count from 1-20.  He is in the pre-K section of ABCmouse so he already has a head start for next year!

As for me, I am looking forward to a more relaxed schedule and just being Mom with the boys.  There's some awesome activities at the library this summer and we are excited to join the local swim club, and get to meet new friends.  I'm hoping to be able to make a more clean design for my blog, and also do some writing and reading this summer.  Thanks for being a part of all this with us.  It means a lot and I appreciate you all!

Bible and Reading:
Monday - Today, we read Duck for President by: Doreen Cronin, Giggle, Giggle, Quack by: Doreen Cronin, Diary of a Fly by: Doreen Cronin, and Jesus Calling by: Sarah Young (Mary Meets an Angel chapter)

Tuesday - G did Lesson 18 - Reading: Put It All Together, A-H  and B did Lesson 16 - Reading: Farms Letters and Words on ABCmouse.  B did Lesson 85 in 100 Easy Lessons.  His new words were digging, must, dug, yard, hole, and leave.  The boys also watched Green Eggs and Ham and Other Stories.

Thursday - B did Lesson 86 in 100 Easy Lessons and his new words were quick, quit, qu and quitting.  G did Lesson 20 - Reading: A to H at the Zoo on ABCmouse and we all read Charlie Cook's Favorite Book by: Julia Donaldson

Friday - B did Lesson 20 - Reading: Food Words, Part 2 and G did Lesson 22 - Reading: The Letter I and Lesson 24 - Reading: The Letter J on ABCmouse.

Saturday - Today, we read I Love You, Stinky Face by: Lisa McCourt, The Story of David and Goliath by: Alice Joyce Davidson, and Not Your Typical Dragon by: Dan Bar-el.

Art, Music and Physical Education:
Monday - The boys and I colored a TMNT Coloring Poster, a gift from the boys' grandparents.

Tuesday - B made some Pokémon characters out of construction paper and markers.  G did Lesson 19 - Art: Primary Color Blue on ABCmouse.

Wednesday - Saturday: - The boys played outside with their friends.  The weather has been nice and everyday they were outside playing on the playground and running around.  Friday, we also listened to the song, "The Ants Go Marching" on ABCmouse.

Last Day of School Photo! Summer has begun!

Motor and Social Skills:
Monday - The boys cut and pasted a Butterfly Life Cycle sheet we got at the library.

Tuesday - B answered reading comprehension questions and one of their friends came over for a play date.

Thursday - More playing with friends today and B answered more reading comprehension questions.

Saturday - The boys played with many friends today the playground.

Tuesday - B wrote th and d for his reading lesson.

Thursday - B wrote z, b, one and two.

Friday - B wrote eight and ten.

Saturday - B started to make his birthday list of things he wanted such as: Super Hero Mash-ems, Hulk, Iron Man, Captain America, Hawkeye and Loki.

Tuesday - B did Lesson 17 - Math: Zoo Numbers on ABCmouse.

Thursday - B did Lesson 19 - Math: 1 to 10 Words and G did Lesson 21 - Math: Number 4 on ABCmouse.

Friday - B did Lesson 21 - Math: More 1 to 10 Words and Lesson 25 - Math: More Circles on ABCmouse.

Saturday - We played The Game of Life today.  They love playing this game!

Science and Social Studies:
Monday - We talked about the life cycle of a butterfly today and started a butterfly garden right outside the office window.

Thursday - B did Lesson 18 - World Around Us: Moon and Sun on ABCmouse.

Friday - We saw our first butterfly come to our garden today!  G did Lesson 23 - World Around Us: People at Work on ABCmouse.

That's our year!  Stayed tune for some reviews and giveaways of amazing products during the summer and I will be posting if I find some good deals or freebies (Like Below!)

TenMarks - Math Freebie for Summer Learning. Save $39.95 per child!
Elementary Geometry Interactive Math Software
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  1. Can I say, your Pokemon art made my heart so warm... Our kids are into Pokemon too. I don't know why, but seeing kids with united interests just makes the world a little cozier. :)

    1. Hi, Jerusha! That is wonderful our kids both have the same interest in Pokémon! It just started about two weeks ago for them but they love it and my oldest wanted to make his favorite characters. It does make the world a little cozier! Thanks for commenting and have a fantastic weekend :)

  2. Last week and still so jam packed and so much fun.

    1. Hey, Lux! I didn't intend for it to be the last week and then I realized wow, we did a lot this week! I'm happy to be off for the summer with them and just enjoying being Mom! Hope you are doing well and that you have an awesome Memorial Day weekend :)

  3. Looks like lots of fun! Congratulations to your kiddos (and YOU) for completing your year!!! =) Thanks for linking up to 'Favorite Things Friday' with Hip Homeschooling and Simply Rachel!

    1. Thanks for stopping by from Favorite Things Friday! We're so excited to be on summer break now! Thanks for commenting, and hope you and your family have an awesome summer :)

  4. Oh how I long for a summer break. I don't think it's going to happen.

    1. Hi, Laura! Do you homeschool also? Have faith, summer break will happen. I still have the boys doing a little bit of work in the summer, but it is so much more laid back. Thanks for commenting and have a fantastic week :)

  5. Ahhh! You did it! The last week is done! Doesn't that feel good? We are going to be moving right at the beginning of the school year next year so we are going through the summer (gulp). Ill let you know how it goes ;) Thanks so much for linking up at Favorite things Friday, next time be sure to add a link back or button to be eligible to be featured, I'd love to see you on my blog!

    1. Hi, Rebecca and thanks for stopping by from Favorite Things Friday. I will be sure to link back. Best of luck in the summer and with the move. It will be worth going through the summer so that you have some time to set up in your new house! Thanks for commenting and hope you have an amazing week :)

  6. What a full week! Well planned Mama. Now a much deserved break! ;)
    Thank you for linking up with us at the Laugh & Learn. Hope to see you next week!

    1. Hi, Lindsey and thanks for stopping by from Laugh & Learn. There are so many fun ideas on Laugh & Learn so I will be sure to stop by next week. Hope that you are starting to enjoy a summer break as well, and thank you for commenting :)

  7. What a lovely wrap-up and a great last week of school!

    We just started our new year. This May we switched to year-round homeschooling. We had our last week of school in April, took 3 weeks off and now we're starting our new year with a 4 week on and 1 week off schedule. I think it will work for us.

    My girls LOVE Julia Donaldson. She has such great books!

    Thanks for sharing the lovely update and pictures.

    1. Hi, Jennifer! That is wonderful. Let me know how the new homeschool schedule goes! That sounds like a great schedule. Julia Donaldson is magical. Her books bring such delight! Thanks for commenting and hope you have an amazing weekend :)

  8. Congratulations on a successful school year. Thanks for sharing on Small Victories Sunday link up.

    1. Thank you, Rachel! We're excited to be on Summer break now! Thanks for stopping by from Small Victories Sunday and for commenting. Hope you have an awesome weekend :)