Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Littles Learning Link Up: June 5, 2018

 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?

In our Bible reading we have come to the time of Judah's fall and the captivity in Babylon. We have been reading about Daniel and his friends plus Nebuchadnezzar. In our history portion we have learned about Classical Greece, specifically Athens and Sparta. Personally I have enjoyed learning how world events fit in with events in the Bible. 

We also started reading from Aesop's Fables for Children. The older girls are to write the "moral" from the end of the tale as additional copywork. I've also started insisting that Tabitha write at least one of her Bible verses in cursive each week. Amelia is working on her cursive with one of our review products, so she has the option to write in cursive, but she doesn't have to. She surprised me last week by writing the Pledge of Allegiance in cursive.

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.  

We also got to take a field trip last week. We went to the Pocono Raceway to watch the ARCA race, plus practice and the qualifying for this past Sunday's NASCAR race. This is our second year attending this race. Thankfully we can get in for free just by bringing Monster drink cans. No, we don't drink that nasty stuff, but we had been given some cans. Last year I shared our experience in my Wordless Wednesday post, and I plan to do the same tonight. So, be on the lookout for that fun post later tonight or tomorrow. 

Well, that was our week.

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

This week I will be sharing reviews of New American Cursive 2 from Memoria Press and Critical Thinking Detective Book 1 from The Critical Thinking Co. Later in the month I will be sharing about MaxScholar, Grammar and Writing 3 from Hake Publishing, and The Master & His Apprentices.

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

Can you believe it is June already?  That means Father's Day will be here before we know it. If you are looking for ideas, I invite you to check out the following round up.

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

Whether you can get to the beach or not, here are some fun beach related ideas.

Maybe you prefer to camp over going to the beach. I have a round up for that as well.

Don't miss this new giveaway
(Perfect for Father's Day!)

Enter to win a copy of With My Daddy: A Book of Love and Family written by Jo Witek and illustrated by Christine Roussey

This giveaway is open to US residents 18 and over. 
The giveaway runs June 4th through June 10th!

Now onto:
Littles Learning Link Up Features

On my last Littles Learning Link Up post, there were 9 wonderful posts linked up. I will be sharing  one randomly selected post, plus the top clicked on posts.

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:

Brandy from The Barefoot Mom shared The Egg Drop STEM Challenge.

This week's most clicked on posts are:

Kristen from A Mom's Quest to Teach shared Crafts: Father's Day Necktie Card

Jeniffer from Thou Shall Not Whine shared A Read Aloud Giveaway! {Over $70 Value}

Shannon from Home Made Lovely shared 6 Ways to Turn Around a Crappy Homeschool Day

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. How fun to get to go to that race for free! Have a great week!


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