Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Littles Learning Link Up: May 29, 2018 - Our Memorial Day

 Each month you will find:
  • A seasonal round-up (usually toward the beginning of the month)
  • Posts where I share what I have been up to with my early elementary children (including occasional highlight posts where I share how we used ideas that have been linked up here on Littles Learning Link Up).
Each week, I will host a link up, where you can share either what you have been up to recently, or old posts that may go with the theme.  Feel free to link up more than one post.

Each week I will continue to feature a couple of posts from those that have been linked up. 

I hope you will continue to share your wonderful posts, and I hope you will find something new to try with your child(ren).

It would be great for everyone to stop by and visit the other linked-up posts as well. Check them out, leave some comments, pin those that interest you. Let's make this a real party and socialize with each other.

What have we been up to?

We got back into our school time last week. This is the home stretch for this school year actually. Our next break will be right before Amelia's birthday and will mean the end of the 2017-2018 school year. I will then get the older girls' schoolwork organized to send off to our evaluator. The new school year will start with our summer session in July. I honestly can't believe we are that close to the end of another year!

Anyhow, we have continued learning about the Israelites in the time after the northern kingdom of  Israel had been captured and destroyed while the southern kingdom of Judah lasted a bit longer. We've been reading in 2 Kings and the book of Jeremiah, learning about kings Hezekiah and Josiah, and the prophet Jeremiah. We've read of the fall of the Assyrian empire and the rise of the Babylonian empire. The older girls even had some mapwork to complete.

We didn't really get to any science last week again. But the children have been working on their math individually on the computer. The older girls continue to work in CTCMath. Hannah alternates between Starfall and CTCMath. And Harold is working in MathSeeds. They have all been working on language arts using different materials. Harold is using Grammar Galaxy, while Hannah is using Hake Publishing's Grammar and Writing 3. The older girls are using MaxScholar. All of these are review products, though one is for the single review team which means I won't be posting it on my blog, at least right away.  Of course we've been working with Home School Navigator, though we may be that aside for a while and pull it back out during our summer session when things are calmer. 

Here's a look at our relaxed homeschooling day yesterday. We don't usually do anything too elaborate for Memorial Day. It's always been a school day for us, one where I try to do something patriotic. This year the children's day was similar to one of our relaxed days when mommy needs to get things done. They alternate through different "stations." 

Yesterday they were able to use manipulatives:

Amelia chose to make an American Flag.

Everyone else built random things. 

These three decided to paint American Flags.

Tabitha didn't want to because she had sketched one just recently.

For handwriting/copywork they were to write the Pledge of Allegiance. Tabitha was required to write in cursive.

And Amelia wanted to surprise me by writing hers in cursive.

She's been practicing with New American Cursive 2 from Memoria Press.

The other stations were computer time for math and email writing, plus exercise.

I also gave them a muffin tin lunch, the first one in a looonng time.

The Stars and Stripes and Red, White, and Blue Muffin Tin

In the afternoon we did some Memorial Day trivia using a printable pack I found online. Then we ended our day with a cookout.

Let's take a look at that review schedule real quick:
Last week I posted my reviews of  Home School Navigator, and the book T is for Tree: A Bible ABC from Reformed Free Publishing Association

In June I will be sharing reviews of New American Cursive 2 from Memoria PressCritical Thinking Detective Book 1 from The Critical Thinking Co, MaxScholar, Grammar and Writing 3 from Hake Publishing, and The Master & His Apprentices.

Here are some things I would like to share with you:

It's been starting to feel a bit like summer around here. Sometimes I wish we could have spring, but winter hangs on for a while, then we have a tiny spring and it seems to jump right into summer. And summer is less than a month away, so let's look at some summery round ups.

Father's Day will be here before we know it.

And here are some ideas for keeping your children busy this summer:

Now onto:
Littles Learning Link Up Features

On my last Littles Learning Link Up post, there were 11 wonderful posts linked up. I will be sharing  one randomly selected post, plus the top clicked on post.

Please, don't forget to stop by other posts that are linked up. See what catches your eye, stop by, pin the post to a relevant board, and perhaps leave a comment to let the author of the blog know you have been by for a visit. I know I appreciate others commenting and letting me know they have read my posts, so I am sure others do too.

This week's randomly selected post is:

Lisa from Syncopated mama shared Friday Frivolity - Favorite Nursery Rhymes.

This week's most clicked on post is:

Dawn from The Schoolin' Swag Blog shared How I Was Able to Say Yes to Crafts and My Sanity.

Join the Party!

I would love to have you join in this week! What sort of activities do you do with your young children? Do you have some favorite activities you would like to share? I invite you to link up below. I will be pinning posts on one of my relevant boards, and I would love to feature some of the activities each week from what is linked up.

Please know I may share a picture from your post and link back to it, along with sharing how we used your idea in our school time. By linking up you are giving me permission to use a picture from your post. I will ALWAYS give credit and link back. Additionally, if you choose to try out any of the ideas with your child, please make sure you give credit where credit is due.

Linky will be open through Monday night, to give me time to check out all the posts and get the Features organized. Please take the time to visit some of the other wonderful posts linked up.

No button currently, and there won't be one until I can figure it out seeing as Photobucket has changed things. Feel free to still share the picture in place of the button. Just link it to my Littles Learning Link Up permalink please.

I am sharing over at

Homeschool Coffee Break

1 comment:

  1. Thanks again for letting me know I goofed! :) And thanks for featuring my post, too! I loved all the different flag activities your kids chose! Have a great week!


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