Friday, September 23, 2016

A Project-Based Homeschool Week




We had a great week. We did not do as much seat work as usual, but there was a lot of great learning. This is going to be a picture heavy post.

Dance ~ The kids had their first performance of the year. They danced with their dance studio on our city streets for a fitness awareness weekend. They had a great experience. They did a jazz piece, warm-up exercises and improvisation to music. To top it off, a production company was doing a music video near the dancers and asked Anne and one of her friends to be in their music video as extras. What an exciting opportunity! The music video will be released in late October.


Yes, she danced on a trash can!


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Science ~ We had tons of fun in science this week. The kids made atom cookies, worked on their periodic tables, made a model of all of the parts of an atom and played chemistry periodic table games.


Art ~ They had an equally good time in art. They got to put the puzzle together of their drawings. It came out great and everyone learned so much about composition, working together, measuring and enlarging. They also began learning composition in nature.

Home Economics ~ One of my goals for them this year was to paint a piece of furniture. They painted an old green coffee table black this week. They gave it a new, fresh look. We are considering decorating the top with toile wallpaper and a clear finish.


They also helped me make freezer meals. This was our first time. We are reviewing a great website soon and were given the opportunity to learn how to make freezer meals. We now have 13 meals in the freezer and were able to take a meal to a family that is coping with a mother who has a very difficult illness.

So, it was a very busy and educational week. I am off to rest a bit. I am one tired Mom!

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Weekly Wrap-Up

Blessings, Dawn

8 comments:

  1. I love freezer meals! It's been a lifesaver in my parenting, working and homeschooling schedule. The kids like to help too! Seems like your kids had a great time performing in the streets.

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  2. That is wonderful about the dance video! It does seem like a great week of learning activities. Looks like my style of teaching! I am afraid that we are forced to go to table work due to b our current hectic schedule, though.

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  3. That is wonderful about the dance video! It does seem like a great week of learning activities. Looks like my style of teaching! I am afraid that we are forced to go to table work due to b our current hectic schedule, though.

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  4. The dancing, and everything else, look really awesome! You had a fun and educational week!

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  5. Dancing in the streets -- a great homeschool week! Yay, for freezer meals, too.

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  6. Ooooh I'm teaching a chemistry class for co-op, might steal those cookies! :) Thanks for linking up at FTF

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  7. What an exciting dance opportunity!! That looks like so much fun!!
    The chemistry cookies are a fabulous idea. How wonderful!! I love it!

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