We are taking a break from school type work and enjoying some long awaited sunshine this week (if the weather holds), meeting up with friends and being out and about more.

Things having been going well of late though, I think we have finally found our groove! The key to it all seems to have been getting more organised with the whole lapbook thing and finally getting The Story of the World and accompanying activity book.

I’ve started buying in lapbook packages from Homeschool Estore (which saves me a whole heap of time) and Emily loves doing them. We skip any bits that aren’t relevant to us and add whatever else we’ve been doing on the subject.

We are both really enjoying SOTW and have started a Charlotte Mason type book of Centuries to go along with it. We are (roughly) getting through a chapter a fortnight, what with accompanying library books and associated activities, so good value!
We are still on Egypt so visited the Ashmolean the other week to have a look at their Egyptian collection.


Unfortuantely Emily started feeling ill soon after we arrived so we left after doing only a quick whip round. A good job too as she promptly threw up the moment we got home!

We are taking a break from school type work and enjoying some long awaited sunshine this week (if the weather holds), meeting up with friends and being out and about more.

Things having been going well of late though, I think we have finally found our groove! The key to it all seems to have been getting more organised with the whole lapbook thing and finally getting The Story of the World and accompanying activity book.

I’ve started buying in lapbook packages from Homeschool Estore (which saves me a whole heap of time) and Emily loves doing them. We skip any bits that aren’t relevant to us and add whatever else we’ve been doing on the subject.

We are both really enjoying SOTW and have started a Charlotte Mason type book of Centuries to go along with it. We are (roughly) getting through a chapter a fortnight, what with accompanying library books and associated activities, so good value!
We are still on Egypt so visited the Ashmolean the other week to have a look at their Egyptian collection.


Unfortuantely Emily started feeling ill soon after we arrived so we left after doing only a quick whip round. A good job too as she promptly threw up the moment we got home!

We are taking a break from school type work and enjoying some long awaited sunshine this week (if the weather holds), meeting up with friends and being out and about more.

Things having been going well of late though, I think we have finally found our groove! The key to it all seems to have been getting more organised with the whole lapbook thing and finally getting The Story of the World and accompanying activity book.

I’ve started buying in lapbook packages from Homeschool Estore (which saves me a whole heap of time) and Emily loves doing them. We skip any bits that aren’t relevant to us and add whatever else we’ve been doing on the subject.

We are both really enjoying SOTW and have started a Charlotte Mason type book of Centuries to go along with it. We are (roughly) getting through a chapter a fortnight, what with accompanying library books and associated activities, so good value!
We are still on Egypt so visited the Ashmolean the other week to have a look at their Egyptian collection.


Unfortuantely Emily started feeling ill soon after we arrived so we left after doing only a quick whip round. A good job too as she promptly threw up the moment we got home!

We are taking a break from school type work and enjoying some long awaited sunshine this week (if the weather holds), meeting up with friends and being out and about more.

Things having been going well of late though, I think we have finally found our groove! The key to it all seems to have been getting more organised with the whole lapbook thing and finally getting The Story of the World and accompanying activity book.

I’ve started buying in lapbook packages from Homeschool Estore (which saves me a whole heap of time) and Emily loves doing them. We skip any bits that aren’t relevant to us and add whatever else we’ve been doing on the subject.

We are both really enjoying SOTW and have started a Charlotte Mason type book of Centuries to go along with it. We are (roughly) getting through a chapter a fortnight, what with accompanying library books and associated activities, so good value!
We are still on Egypt so visited the Ashmolean the other week to have a look at their Egyptian collection.


Unfortuantely Emily started feeling ill soon after we arrived so we left after doing only a quick whip round. A good job too as she promptly threw up the moment we got home!

Volcanoes

It’s like waiting for a bus round here, nothing for ages then two posts at once!

We are coming to the end of our volcano project now. We used the In the Hands of a Child volcano project pack which worked out ok, though I think it was designed with older children in mind. Emily wanted me to blog the ubiquitous “exploding volcano” experiment but the video she made is too long to YouTube so here’s a picture instead

I’ll post some pics of her lapbook when it’s all put together. Meanwhile you can have a look at her “Water Cycle” one that i was also supposed to blog weeks ago, (tut tut).

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Next Project Brain dump

http://www.homeschoollearning.com/units/unit_09-24-01.shtml HSLN Thematic Unit
http://www.geology.sdsu.edu/how_volcanoes_work/ How volcanoes work
http://www.volcano.si.edu/world/globallists.cfm?listpage=googleearth Google Earth Placemark
http://volcano.und.edu/ Volcano World
http://www.highlandschools-virtualib.org.uk/primary_curriculum/volcanoes.htm More Links
http://www.easyfunschool.com/article1153.html Links and practical ideas
http://www.fs.fed.us/gpnf/volcanocams/msh/ Mt St Helens Volcano cam
http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/Homework/mountains/volcanoes.htm Woodlands
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/4972366.stm BBC
Printables, Games and Activities
http://edhelper.com/volcanoes.htm
http://www.crayola.com/activitybook/subact.cfm?id=125&maincat=4
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/volcano/activities.shtml
http://volcano.und.edu/vwdocs/kids/fun/fun.html
http://place.scholastic.com/magicschoolbus/games/volcano/index.htm
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/ngkids/0106/volcano/

Will get around to doing a proper post at some point….

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