Koalas, Monsters, and Tea Parties

Homeschool Highlights: Week of September 19, 2015

This week we…image

  • Built a monster
  • Made an ‘X’ with stickers
  • Mixed colors to make new colors
  • Flew to the moon in the Caelan 6 and the Rainbow Rocket
  • Had PE at the pool (my condolences to those up north who had to pull out the coats 🙁 )
  • Cooked a zoo of waffles
  • Hit a spelling milestone
  • Created a bead koala in a tree
  • Made animals with pattern blocks
  • Was visited by Nutty, our porch squirrel
  • Became astronauts and rocket scientists
  • Started our interest-led project for the semester: The Galapagos!


Zookid Proudly Displays His Completion Certificate



Total Lunar Eclipse of a Super Full Moon

This coming Sunday, a total eclipse of a full moon coincides with a supermoon. This phenomenon won’t happen again until 2033, so we are taking advantage of this learning opportunity! I made a lap book and observation chart (free download) to help direct our learning. We did ‘the inside’ of the lap book this week: learning about the moon, phases of the moon, men on the moon, eclipses, and specific vocabulary for our observation this Sunday. We also spent one day to focus our literacy studies on moon-related themes and kept a reading log. We attempted to make the phases of the moon out of jello. I think they turned out only ok, but the kids LOVED it, so I guess it was a win. 🙂

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  1. Awesome week. I love the waffles. They are adorable.
    Blessings, Dawn

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