Monday, September 13, 2010

Blood, Cartilage and Cardboard?

Red blood cells, plasma and white blood cells.

Does your back hurt?
Don't worry...

It all came together.
We were a few short.  Your real spine has 33 vertebraes.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Greener Grass

I must be in a self-searching mood here.  Forgive me.

You would think four years into this homeschooling journey that I would have this licked.

It must be the case of the grass is always greener on the other side.

Someone always seems to be teaching better then you, have better books, etc.

When your kids are in public schools, you can blame anything and everything (just about) on the school or teacher.

When it's you, it's you.  I think the most daunting task of homeschooling is finding the right curriculum. 

Maybe by the time the kids are graduated, I will have found the perfect fit for each of them!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

By the Numbers

This has nothing to do with numbers.
I just couldn't think of a better title.

Going into our fourth week of school, we have some reviews for you.

This is all Sonlight reviews...Core 7.  Again, both kids 7th and 9th grade do this together.

1. BBC...let's say we started on page 36 this morning and dear daughter asks, "What is this all about anyway?"  It is part of our bible studies.  Granted, they know a lot of this info already.  But you can tell how well they have been paying attention.

2. The King's Fifth...they did not enjoy reading this.  This is part of the group of books they read themselves.  Now when I asked them the questions, they did pretty good.

3. Don't All Religions Lead to God?...We ended up skiming through this one.  Again, they knew much of this anyway (without all of the details).  We will quickly move onto the next book, How to Stay a Christain in High School.

4. The Iron Peacock...another read-themselves books.  They are still reading it, but are enjoying this one much better.  I enjoyed it better to.  I read the read-themself books in bed.

5. The Story of the World Vol.3 Early Modern Times...History.  If the stories were longer, I would lose them.  But we do geography here (and with some of the afore mentioned books).  We also have the Usborne Encyclopedia of World History (It's not pictured here.)  I think it's a great follow up on to the preivous book.  Love the photos.

6. A Murder for Her Majesty...they kids thought it strated out boring, but golly, we are hooked!  Each chapter leaves you hanging!  We will finish it this week...can't wait to see how it ends!

Over all, I really like how the Sonlight is laid out.  Will try to post some science photos soon.