Last Week of Sonlight Core F Eastern Hemisphere Explorer

My Life This Week – Finishing up Sonlight Core F – Eastern Hemisphere, planning for Core G – World History Year 1:  Ancients to Medieval.   Getting ready for Eagle Court of Honor Ceremony!  We are keeping an eye on our fennel plant – we have two more crysalides! Doing lots of laundry as we get Number 1 Son ready to go to George Mason. In Our Homeschool This Week: We school year round – albeit unintentionally.   The first summer after we decided to homeschool, we worked on Math (repeating third grade math) and began the wonderful Zoology series … Continue reading Last Week of Sonlight Core F Eastern Hemisphere Explorer

Welcome to Elizabeth Island…

Can’t you just hear the accented tones of Mr. Roarke (Ricardo Montalban), and sidekick Tattoo (Herve Villechaize) adroitly observing,  “De Plane! De Plane!” We are at the end of Week 3 of our 2011-2012 School Year.  This week we wrapped up the Pacific Islands, and set sail for Australia and have embarked on an exploration of the many unique animals and land formations of the island continent.   Grace needed an extra day to finish up her “Choose Your Own Adventure” project.  For each region we study, the curriculum suggests an opportunity for further expression or research.  She chose to draw a map of an Island Resort, and was asked to consider:  methods … Continue reading Welcome to Elizabeth Island…

Passport to India!

One of the bright spots of our homeschooling week has been “Going to India with Chris” with the Sonlight “Passport to India” program.  A wonderfully engaging young pastor named Chris from Washington DC is visiting India for the first time, with a small crew, and is sending back photos, videos and statistics.  Startling statistics.  India has been on my heart ever since the United Methodist Women did a geographic study of India and Pakistan.  The study was somewhat focused on the religions of India, the unfairness of British rule and the disaster of partition.  But along the way we also … Continue reading Passport to India!