Homeschool Week in Review–Week 8

Boy, this week flew by fast!  I can’t believe it’s already Friday! We weren’t particularly busy, but I still feel like I’ve spent all week flying by the seat of my pants! C’est la vie, I suppose.

I only took a few pictures this week as well.  I don’t know where the time went!

We’ve been continuing our nature study theme of apples and we focused on the life cycle of an apple tree.   Using a book from the library and these free printable apple life cycle cards from Montessori for Everyone to make little booklets. 

We made apple pie scented playdough for related hands on play (click the picture for the recipe!),

Playdough is a great activity for everyone!

and we did this fun apple craft from Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas.

We’ve been reading some great books from the library as well including Golden Delicious: A Cinderella Apple Story by Anna Equan Smucker, Apples to Oregon by Deborah Hopkinson, and Apple Picking Time by Michele B. Slawson.  I still have a few more activities up my sleeve to go along with the apple portion of our month long unit!  I can’t wait to share those next week!

Gabriella is still learning about the Pilgrims who left England and moved to Holland.  After learning about how the Dutch people loved to grow and care for tulips, she made this craft that could show the flower “growing.”

She also learned about how light moves through air like a ripple on the water.  We had fun creating ripples in a bowl of water to illustrate the point.

She’s really enjoying the poetry portion of our school day.  This week’s poem, “Song for a Little House” by Christopher Morley was ranked as one of the favorites because it reminded us of our own little quaint 900 sq. ft. home.

Poetry copywork

Piecing together a cut apart copy of the poem

We’ve moved on to subtraction in Singapore 1A.  Gabby is getting it, but not as quickly as she picked up on addition.  I’m going to start finding or making up some games to help her learn her math facts in a way that doesn’t seem to be associated with school.  Any suggestions there?

Somehow, I managed to not even take one picture of Aron this week.  I’ve dismantled his curriculum so much that he is really just down to phonics and math aside from the Latin, devotional, and nature study lessons that we do all together each day.  He’s only four, so I’m not too worried about that.  I am slightly disappointed that I haven’t enjoyed Fruit for Tender Hearts as much as I anticipated that I would.  I do still use some of the Bible activity suggestions, but mostly he’s learning that from our daily devotional now.

What’s been happening in your school this week?  Did the week fly by for you as well or was it just me? ;P



  1. great pictures of your crafts. my little girl loves play dough too. 🙂

  2. You got the tulip to grow! I am SO uncreative and could not figure it out. Looks like you had a great week!

  3. Anonymous says:

    Your tulip looks exactly like ours did!

  4. My 5 year old is still not doing anything for school. This week, our friends were on break from school and mommy had an eye infection. We did some Halloween crafts and that was about it.

    I thought you did great taking pictures and telling us what you did this week.

  5. Apple Pie Scented Play-dough would be awesome! We might have to give that one a shot!

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