Friday, March 4, 2011

February Wrap-up

I’m doing the monthly wrap-up again…the weekly ones just seem to come due too quickly :)

In February…

ds9 {third grade}

valentine's luncheon 

  • crossed two more books off of his third grade reading list {African Adventures and A Llama in the Family}
  • began a new Latin curriculum {a review product} ~ he is really enjoying the cd that came along with this curriculum…it includes some very catchy chants :)
  • learned about  prepositions, the object of the preposition, and prepositional phrases in First Language Lessons 3
  • tracked the weather for the month of February on a weather chart…we had some crazy weather too :)
  • transitioned to a new handwriting program
  • spent a fun night at a local college basketball game
  • set up a sweet valentine’s luncheon for his younger siblings

 dd6 {first grade}

daddy daughter dance

  • put stickers on steps 19, 20 & 21 of her All About Spelling chart…only three more steps to go ‘til she is finished with Level 1!
  • has been practicing her reading skills by reading practically everything in sight ~ including signs, cereal boxes, book covers…which makes this mama’s heart so glad :)
  • recited four poems from her FLL1 book {“The Caterpillar”, “Work”, “The Days of the Week”, and “The Months”}
  • had a grand time with her daddy at the Daddy/Daughter dance
  • spent hours on the internet with her daddy looking at pictures of adoptable doggies 

ds4 {busy preschooler}

snow in february

  • blew a bunch of bubbles and chased them around the front yard
  • four days later made snowballs and a snow fort
  • asked his mama if he could play a computer game about 1001 times 

as a family

  • finished up a couple more read-alouds {Dr. Doolittle and The Apprentice}
  • learned about explorers, the Renaissance, and the Elizabethan time period in our history studies {does anyone else’s kiddos giggle uncontrollably when every time they hear the word “tudor” as in the Tudor monarchs, or does that just happen in my house? :)}
  • read two wonderful picture books in history including Michelangelo and Good Queen Bess, both by Diane Stanley
  • took the 9yo and the 6yo to their first art class


  • made it halfway through the Bible in 90 Days challenge!
  • rode my exercise bike 5 days/week for 30 minutes each day {6 miles/day}
  • hosted my first ever giveaway on this blog :)

Here’s what we’re looking forward to in March…

  • welcome spring {and spring weather!}
  • continue tracking weather
  • watch more Kinderbach online lessons {review to come in early April}
  • continue with art class
  • go on at least one fun field trip with friends
  • make plans for spring break
  • attend HSLDA symposium {covers early years and struggling learners…and Dianne Craft will be speaking :)}
  • celebrate dd6’s 7th birthday

This post is being linked to Weekly Wrap-Up hosted by Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers


The Adventurer said...

Thanks for stopping by. We are using AAS and love it. Not doing the reading program as my youngest is past that. Sounds like a very busy month for your family. Cute pictures of your children:)

Our Side of the Mountain said...

Great updates! Looks like a productive and FUN February!


Phyllis said...

Sounds like a full, busy week.

Tettelestai said...

oh, i can't wait to hear about kinderbach!!! i have looked at that and would love to hear what you think about it.

love the crazy weather!! we would love some of that snow!!


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