Sunday, November 14, 2010

From the Dean of Cambridgeshire Academy....

I woke up to this on the homeschool board this morning from hubby and cried!  It was such an encouragement to me:


To the beautiful ladies of Cambridgeshire Academy,
    I am very proud of your efforts you have both displayed in this school.  Remember; this school was founded with the fullest intentions of providing an education based on the fundamental principles that our God has taught us in His word.   Take to heart the great blessing it is that we can educate our children in our home – with no watering-down of the Gospel.  We experience no assault on the foundation of Christ in this home.  Should it come to that – that foundation will not yield – nor will we.
    I cherish you both.  When I hear the laughter in this room during school time, or the simple instructions being read, or the irreplaceable bond between mother and daughter that touches my soul – I know in my heart that my home is not just my castle – but it is the focal point in which I learn what is truly important in being your provider, your father, your man.  Thank you for teaching me, without opening a book.
With Love,
Daddy

What Detention Looks Like at Our Homeschool

Katie has seemed to have forgotten to NOT hide in stores and gave us a scare the other night, so for her detention, she had to write 3 times why we don't hide in stores:

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Wooden Sphinx

Katie and hubby worked hard on the Sphinx for 2 nights and here it is!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Week 2 - Skeletal System & Muscular System

Read
Kingfisher First Human Body Encyclopedia - pgs. 20-31

RSO Labs
Units 3 & 4 - My Skeleton Holds Me Up and Muscles Aren't Pushy

Miscellaneous
Videos 
*NOTE - I haven't screened all of the videos yet, so I may delete some choices later if they have questionable content

  • Skeletal System
  • Muscular System
  • Bill Nye Bones and Muscles (Parts 1, 2, 3)
  • "Human Body for Children: All About Cells and Body Systems" by Schlessinger Science Library
  • "Human Body for Children: All About Bones and Muscles" by Schlessinger Science Library
  • "The Skeletal and Muscular Systems" by Body System Series
  • "Human Machine" by DK Eyewitness
  • Schoolhouse Rock - Bones




Games

Songs
"My Bodyworks" - Bones, Bones, Bones & It's Your Muscles

Books
"Young Genius: Bones" by Kate Lennard
"Under Your Skin: Your Amazing Body" by Mick Manning - pgs. 10-11
"The Skeletal System" by Scholastic
"You can't see your bones with binoculars : a guide to your 206 bones" by Harriet Ziefert
"The Magic School Bus: Inside the Human Body" by Joanna Cole

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Week 1 Human Body RSO Labs

You can read our full Week 1 plan here.  Here are photos from the RSO Labs:

Plot Study


Cells - Studying a cell we can see, a chicken egg


Animal vs. Plant Cells