Our Homeschooling Week Ending 8/9

This was our first week back to full time homeschooling!  It’s our 16th year of educating at home.   We kicked off the new school year with waffles, (according to the special days calendar, it was International Waffle Day)!

61247_497141840367673_1010767380_nNo shirt, no shoes, no problem serving up a geography lesson.


We erased the ocean mural from our chalkboard wall.  What a dusty blue mess!  At least it cleans up fairly easy.

995431_489908907757743_556331341_n1146657_489908974424403_26118189_nFor history we  learned about the explorers from the “Age of Discovery” as the introduction  leading into our first unit study of the school year, “Pirates”!

1146637_498910486857475_681946074_nOur first library check outs of the school year.

1002338_499037310178126_1588138654_n994563_499037283511462_2074833300_n Z’s third day of the third grade!

970344_498910536857470_1491688851_nA movie day with Veggie Tales, The Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything, and a remake of Treasure Island.

10pira600972115_498201706928353_1573811201_n J’s fourth day of the fourth grade!   (Sorry about the blurred photo, but this kid was not able to stand still, nor the photographer, apparently)

7142_498910560190801_1046641411_nThese are the prettiest pickings from our science project garden this week.  That’s not an apple, it’s a sweet red pepper.  We harvested only a few tomatoes, but have dozens almost ripe on the vines.


I hope you had a good week and that the upcoming week will be even better!

Related posts:

August Special Days calendar  https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2013/07/29/special-days-in-august/

Our Chalkboard Wall  https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/one-of-our-favorite-things-the-wall/

Our Garden Science Project  https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2013/04/14/homeschool-gardening/  and  https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2013/05/23/watching-our-garden-grow/


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12 thoughts on “Our Homeschooling Week Ending 8/9

  1. Desi

    Ohhh.. Pirates look like a fun study! 🙂 I can’t imagine having to clean up the dust from an entire chalkboard wall!! We have a big chalkboard in the kitchen and that thing is the bane of my existence half the time with all the dust it creates!! {Besides the fact that my kids have an attraction to colored chalk that loves to sift into the the grout of our kitchen floor!!} Hopefully it wasn’t too bad for you, though!

    1. Betty Jo Post author

      The mess doesn’t happen often since we leave a mural up for a month or more. And we try to get it cleaned up quickly, before we track it through the house. I reckon a pirate ship or treasure map will be next. We should be starting on it this up coming week. Thanks for visiting, Desi, and come back again.

    1. Betty Jo Post author

      We needed a way to transition from middle ages Europe to the US for this year’s studies. A pirate ship voyage to the New World seems like the way to go.
      Thanks for hosting Friendship Friday again and accepting my very late post!

    1. Betty Jo Post author

      We bought a $10 can of chalkboard paint and $6 in chalk last Aug! Best $ we ever spent on a school improvement project! A pirate ship, or treasure map is going to be the next wall project!


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