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Our history lessons were definitely the most fun part of our school week. The kids built their own little sections of the Great Wall of China, made a puzzle and practiced Ancient Chinese calligraphy using the “Seven Mysteries.” We had so much fun! I promise we did manage to accomplish a few other things in between history lessons too.
Check out our adventures from this past week!
Our Great Wall of China
In the making of the Great Wall frames, the kids had their first experience with super glue….thankfully no body parts were glued together. I am thankful the worst thing was having a nice thick coat of super glue on my fingertips for 3 days straight… those cells were not flaking off fast enough!
Check out our tiny Great Wall of China section:
Chinese Calligraphy By Little People
The calligraphy required less from me since no architectural adjustments were required (and I am such an awesome architect….), so I turned them loose to practice the seven lines (Seven Mysteries), design their own characters and make a keepsake character. We love our Story of the World history curriculum, it is full so many fun activities!!
Last week was a busy week, and I swear we did do more than just history…..
Moving Up And Out of Pre-K
Thing 2 had a big week. He finished his Pre-K workbooks, except the one I am still using for handwriting. He also completed his D&K Math Made Easy workbook, and I have to say I was very happy with this book. It challenged him just enough. Now he is moving onto 1st-grade math and was so excited to get his own math binder and start the same Math Mammoth curriculum that big sister uses!
Trying Out A Typing Curriculum
Thing 1 is rocking right along with the flow. I signed up as a teacher with typing.com and then I set her up as a student and started her with the beginner curriculum. So far, she is happy with how it is presented to her and I am happy that I finally found a typing curriculum to settle on….and BONUS it is free!! I will say, I did notice quite a few ads popping up as she was working on her lessons (nothing inappropriate). But I am going to give it a couple of more weeks to see if it is worth investing in upgrading her account to the paid account. We have a few extra dollars in the homeschool budget right now, so it is a thought.
Where Has This School Year Gone?
On another note, I’m shocked at how close we are to the end of this school year! We’re definitely on the “thin side” of our books and workbooks and it is both exciting and overwhelming. I am not sure how it is already time to start planning for next school year!?!
Are you guys seeing the light at the end of the tunnel of this year and looking forward to a fresh curriculum start for next year? I am so ready for the kid’s Spring Break trip with their grandparents so I can get to mapping out next school year! I can hardly believe it is March, so I know July will be here after I blink a few times.
Tell Me About Your Week
How did your week go? I would love to hear what the highlight of your homeschool week was. Please share your stories in the comments below.
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