Tuesday, February 26, 2008

I will start posting about school, since that is primarily what this blog will be about, though I make no promises of the rabbit trails I may take. This week we decided to do something new. We follow a curriculum along the lines of The Latin Centered Curriculum http://www.latincentered.com/, so Latin and Math are our non-negotiable subjects. This week though I decided I needed a break, but instead of taking a week off of school, we are having a history fun week! That means, we are doing all of those great history projects I plan for us to do throughout the year, but never seem to actually get done. We are studying the Middle Ages, and so far we have created a Byzantine mosaic, a Viking rune, a viking longboat, made a castle from toilet and paper towel tubes, opened our knights chest, and cast a tarantula (from a kit the oldest has had for a year but we never got around to doing). We also baked bread, had art and piano lessons, and plan to visit the children's museum. Finally, the oldest is working on his History Portfolio http://www.homeschooljourney.com/, so lots of drawing (which he loves) and lots of writing (which he hates :) So they are having a blast, I am feeling not so guilty about all the supplies I bought for these projects at the beginning of the year, and we are reviewing all that we have learned up til now. I think in the future I will plan a week like this at least twice throughout the school year.

6 comments:

Heather said...

I'm new too! Day 2 on mine, maybe we should start a blogging for newbies group!

Brittney said...

I was hoping you would join us! You have a lot of wisdom to offer and it'll be nice to be able to get it all in one place! I got ya bookmarked!

Guess your week of history projects has allowed you time to finish other things!

:o) Brittney

Alana in Canada said...

There you go--your second (or third) post--and already you've inspired me! I have scheduled "weeks off" but I dread them because it is so difficult to "come back" to school after they are over.
But if we did something like this--then it would be a "week off" but still lots of fun! Thanks.

Angela said...

Welcome to the blog world-- Can't wait to read more

my5wolfcubs said...

What a great week, you've done so much! I'm waiting for the new LCC to come out before reading it. I'd love to hear more about how you're doing LCC.
Lee

Lorna said...

This sounds a great idea for a week in February. These short winter days push us to do too much school. I have discovered a few new craft sites and I hope we can do something similar. I look forward to reading more. Beautiful blog. I will bookmark it.