Our Homeschooling Week Ending 11/16

Our weather has turned much cooler this week but that has not kept us indoors.  Our beautiful maple tree is loosing it’s yellow leaves and has created an opportunity for work, nature observation, and play.

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Our garden science project from this past spring is still amazing.  Even though we have had a few frosts, and nearly everything we had planted is finished, the peppers and onions are still producing!  And weeds are coming up like crazy.  We are hoping to get the remnants of the tomato vines chopped up into mulch this coming up week.

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Our lessons this week focused on the establishment of the Plymouth Colony, this day in history and science, and adding Montana, Washington, and Oklahoma more states to our board.  (We add a state every time it’s statehood anniversary comes up on the special days calendar.)

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After a week of word games and random drawing, we started on a new mural for our chalkboard wall.  It should be finished next week.

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Our homeschooling support group held a Pre-Thanksgiving cooking class.  E and I taught  cornbread cranberry stuffing and acorn treats.  The kids also learned to make rolls (regular and gluten free), butter, green bean casserole, deviled eggs, and turkey carving.  Kitchen skills and safety with a little science and history thrown in made for a great school day!  The class was followed by our monthly family night with more friends and more food!

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For more about our garden science project click here https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2013/04/14/homeschool-gardening/

For photos of past chalkboard wall murals click here https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/one-of-our-favorite-things-the-wall/

For more about our local homeschooling support group click here  https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2013/02/23/what-do-you-get-when-you-cross/

The printable resources for our year long state study come from here  http://www.homeschoolshare.com/connections__usa.php

For more about our Plymouth Colony study and the links we are using click here https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2013/11/08/thanksgiving-unit-study-ideas-and-resources/

For the special days listing for November click here  https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2013/10/29/special-days-in-november/

It was a busy, but good week for our family.  I hope yours was good, too!

betty jo

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6 thoughts on “Our Homeschooling Week Ending 11/16

  1. Jess Benoit

    I love the board you use for the lapbook pieces…I would usually keep all of ours in a sheet protector until we were finished w/ the whole thing. Your way is great because they can still see it to get some use out of it before being out in the lapbook & put up on a shelf. Thanks for the idea!

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    1. Betty Jo Post author

      Thank you for visiting Melissa! We love our chalkboard wall, but not the dust mess. The cooking class was fun. It’s the 2nd time our group has done that, maybe it will become an annual thing now.

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