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Friday, March 5, 2010

Homeschool Log Thursday March 4, 2010

Austin read another chapter of Pinocchio today. The last chapter. He's already wondering what he'll read next and I have a book lined up for him that I think he'll enjoy and will be a challenge to read but not overwhelming.

This afternoon we read some more of the article Flight to Adventure by Tay and Lowell Thomas, Jr. We enjoyed the pictures in this article showing daily life among the various people of Africa.

He also worked a little on the timeline.

He and Tristan did some woodwork over lunchtime. Tristan ended up with two wooden trinkets to give to his mother that he and Austin made together. 


Amanda read another chapter of The Cross and the Switchblade.

This afternoon we played UNO and Tristan (12) joined us. There was a lot of good natured competition between the two of them. Austin joined us for the last hand as well.



Austin and Amanda
We read another chapter from The Shack this afternoon. There is so much to absorb as we read this book that I think we'll come back and read it again in six months or so. I had read the book before but still find myself pondering new thoughts and insights as we read.

We also read 2 Kings 13 and 14 and 2 Chronicles 25. We're using the Day by Day Kids Bible. This is our second time reading through this version of the Bible for kids.

While reading a post at Hawai'ian Dreaming I came across a link to My Audio School. I checked out the site and liked what I saw. Here is one sentence from their home page - "Classic books, old-time radio theater, historical radio and television broadcasts and more make My Audio School a treasure trove for educators, parents and students alike." I think it is an accurate description of this site. So today both Austin and Amanda began listening to Peeps at Many Lands: Ancient Egypt by James Baikie. Austin really liked it and Amanda didn't complain. They both listened to the first two chapters.

Both kids also went to the Gamequarium website and watched a math video and a Language Arts video.

This afternoon both Austin and Amanda spent time outside playing with their friends Holly(11) and Tristan (12). They are still digging caves and tunnels in the big pile of snow outside.

The kids spent the evening at Grandma's house as usual for Thursday evening.

Chores, taking care of their pets and helping with the younger kids rounded out their day.

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