We have finally finished Story of the World book 2. It took 2 years. Two years, people. In my defense, it's no fault of the book or accompanying materials workbook that we got a little obsessive over knights, castles, Vikings, Aztecs, and more. This means that next week, we are starting book 3, and we're entering into colonization. In college, I majored in History, with a concentration in Colonial/Early American History. You can say I am slightly geeked out to finally get to talk about it with a captive audience!
We picked back up with marsupials in our Apologia book, and finished that. We all love the Notgrass Art book! I have posted a few samples below. The kids have been continuing in their math books, and so far we like Queen's Language Arts book. We started spelling, and next week we'll add Easy Grammar Plus and *gulp* IEW. I tried IEW last year and found it so time-consuming that it made me batty. It'll go better this time. I'm not the same girl, and these are not the same kids. See? I have hope.
One of the best things about homeschooling is how I get to relearn, or learn for the first time, all sorts of things. I was very excited to learn more about Queen Elizabeth I. This week at the library, I checked out two books about her.
Books read: Leonardo and the Flying Boy, Martin Luther: A Man Who Changed the World, Katie and the Mona Lisa, Leonardo Da Vinci, Francis the Poor Man of Assissi, Good Queen Bess
|Little dudes that Funny made out of modeling beeswax.|
|8yo Goofy's drawing of the earth from space.|
|36yo Hub's drawing of the earth from space.|
|9yo Funny's drawing of the angel appearing to Michael.|
The assignment was to draw Mary with a look of wonder on her face.