In life this week...
I had another appt with the Occupational Therapist this week. We took all those joint measurements for my wrist. Some were very good, some were not. So I have to ramp some up, using weights now, and this morning I woke up to a very sore arm. Yes, mom, I probably did over do it. Were you guys aware that you will be a mother your whole lives?? My mother is, and I am steadily becoming my mother ;-) Hahahaha
I love interacting with other HS mothers, have I mentioned this? I love to hear about technique or new ideas for tackling tough subjects. The HMJ is a very fun link, but have you guys looked into Hammock Tracks at all? Whenever I link in to that, I am guaranteed to have folks to chat with. I just wanted to suggest this for folks who may never get a single visitor through the HMJ link party.
This week in homeschool...In history, we have been studying the Tudor Dynasty in England as it transitions to the Stuart Dynasty. Ah such drama inside the royals of 16th-17th Century. We have also been studying the religious persecution of the era and how that all led to the Colonization of the New World. I find it quite fascinating the differences in motivation for colonizing the New World.
We actually spent time in Jamestown this past May before moving from the East Coast, but alas, I cannot find the pictures. I just love history!!! I love it so much I have a History Hunting database of sorts on my blog :-) If you have any posts to contribute, please do so.
I have also implemented a few new rules this semester.
- I supply the initial pencil for the student. If the student loses that pencil, they can purchase a new pencil from the teacher (who finds them all over the house!) for a quarter. The student must either pay for the new pencil out of their wages or do a chore for the new pencil. It is helping me buy lattes and it has kept pencils off the floor all week :-)
- Three subjects must be completed before there are snack requests. Honestly, these kids are eating tons of food right now.
Links to share...The books we read this week were:
EXCELLENT RESOURCE!! Large book, but the book is broken down into small tales, focusing on individuals who helped to Colonize America. I love this book because it hits every key player we have been studying in Tapestry of Grace! I can't believe it was only $.99 on the Kindle!
- Courage and Conviction: Chronicles of the Reformation Church
This book has wonderful conversation chapters
allowing you to get to know famous people of history
we read about: Desiderius Erasmus, Martin Luther,
John Calvin, Catherine Parr, John Knox, and William Bradford
- Jamestown: a history just for kids
- Ch 1-What led up to the Jamestown settlement
- Ch 2-Why did they settle in Jamestown
- Ch 3-What happened at the Jamestown settlement
- Ch 4-What was it like to be a kid in Jamestown
- Ch 5-How did the Jamestown settlement end
- What happened after the Jamestown settlement ended
- Conclusion: the need for good leaders, the need to work together, need to respect foreign nations
My daughter loved this book!
my 5th and 6th graders loved this book
The free movies we watched were:
Does use the word "damnation"
part of the Animated Hero Classics series
only 25 min long
he was the second Governor of Plymouth Colony
relationship between English Elizabeth and Mary of Scotland
does mention the word rape
And that British accent is just way too fun to listen to ;-)