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 elementary-age children and the preschoolers I work with at our homeschool co-op (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.
Here's a peek at what we have been up to in our homeschool.
I spent some time trying to get caught up in our My Father's World curriculum last week. However, I have to go through the same lessons again this week as Hannah was at camp last week. Amelia and Tabitha are at camp this week, so I figured this was the best way to go about getting these weeks finished. Harold gets to re-listen to the readings, but I think that is going to be good for him.
We have been reading about the Hundred Years War and Joan of Arc, then we moved on to the Ottoman Turks. From there we moved on to Ferdinand and Isabella uniting Spain, with a brief mention of Christopher Columbus, who we will come back to. Then we learned about Henry the Navigator. As usual, I'm learning some neat things as well.
Because the were written during this time period, I also took some fairy tales out of the library. I found a version of Cinderella that I really liked illustrated by Kinuko Y. Craft. This was a version recommended in the MFW teacher manual. We also watched Cinderella and Cinderella 2 (the Disney animated versions), plus Ever After with Drew Barrymore. We have the live-action Disney Cinderella and Cinderella 3 to watch this week.
We are continuing to use the Home School in the Woods Time Line figures to review history. Not only are we reviewing people, places, and events we learned about, but we are also learning new information. I thought it would be a great opportunity to be able to link what was happening in different parts of the world throughout the time we learned about all year. Plus I love that we can place where Bible events and people fit into history. We are going to work on building our timeline this week.
The children are continuing to work through literature study guides from Memoria Press. Hannah and I are working on Mr. Popper's Penguins
. Harold and I are reading A Bear Called Paddington
. Amelia has been working on Charlotte's Web
. And Tabitha has been working on Farmer Boy
. We are learning new vocabulary, working through comprehension questions, and doing enrichment exercises. One of Hannah's activities was to draw a picture of Captain Cook in his new home.
Harold, Hannah and I have been reading Eye to Eye with Animals books that we are reviewing from Library and Educational Services. These are books that Harold has taken up to his room to read by himself. However, I decided we would spend some time reading them together during our mommy-time. We've been reading about Brawny Bears and Amazing Apes this week.
We loved that the Spectacled Bear was in the bear book. Harold and I have been reading A Bear Called Paddington while using the Memoria Press study guide and we remembered from last year's unit study that Paddington is supposed to be a spectacled bear.
Let's take a look at that review schedule real quick:
Two weeks ago I shared reviews for the Music & Creativity Foundation Course
from Simply Music
plus the USA Activity Bundle Pack
from Crafty Classroom
This week you will find reviews for the Home School in the Woods
Timeline Collection. Next week I will share my reviews for Library & Educational Services
and Memoria Press
, Later in the month you will find the review of the study guide for Britfield & the Lost Crown
(I just posted my review
of the book yesterday). I also plan to share any new insights we learn from our re-read of the book as a family read-aloud.
In September I will be sharing my review of Easy Grammar Plus
from Easy Grammar Systems
, Online Times Alive
from City Creek Press, Inc
, and the 200 Essential Math Skills for Second Grade workbook from Reading Eggs
Here are some things I would like to share with you:
First of all, I don't want you to miss your opportunity to enter to win a signed copy of Britfield & the Lost Crown by C.R. Stewart.
US only, 18 years old and up.
Ends August 4th, 2019
And check out these round ups from the past:
Littles Learning Link Up Features
On my last Littles Learning Link Up post, there were 4 wonderful posts linked up. I will be sharing 2 randomly selected posts as there were no clicks last week.
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 first randomly selected post is:
This week's second randomly selected post is:
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.
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