Weekly Check-in: September 11-15

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Weekly Check-in: September 11-15

Postby lissiejo » Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:03 pm

Ok Ladies,

What was YOUR week Like?

You can post:

a- A picture
b- A blog Link
c- A written synopsis
d- Your favorite memory
e- Anything you want that shares your HOD excitement!

Important Note: If you are linking us to your blog, please make sure it's not just a general link, but to your specific post of HOD. That way if someone reads through these a year from now they can find your share without needing to hunt!
Melissa (Pastor's wife in NC)

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Rose (12-years-old) - Revival to Revolution
Beth (10-years-old) - Creation to Christ
Grace (8-years-old) - Bigger Hearts for His Glory
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Re: Weekly Check-in: September 11-15

Postby lissiejo » Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:07 pm

http://gracefilledhomeschooling.blogspo ... -with.html

Yay for being back to Heart of Dakota after our summer break! We did keep schooling through the summer, but it was much lighter than normal.

Res to Ref - Unit 34 (Almost done!)
CTC - Unit 12
Bigger - Unit 6

We are a little bit all over the place! LOL

Also, if anyone wants to link up to an HOD Blogroll, I'm hosting again on my blog:
http://gracefilledhomeschooling.blogspo ... -page.html

Please come join the fun!
Melissa (Pastor's wife in NC)

http://gracefilledhomeschooling.blogspot.com
Rose (12-years-old) - Revival to Revolution
Beth (10-years-old) - Creation to Christ
Grace (8-years-old) - Bigger Hearts for His Glory
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Re: Weekly Check-in: September 11-15

Postby jellybeanmum » Tue Sep 19, 2017 6:36 pm

We're back to work around here. We worked at half pace last week because I made a boo-boo when ordering & forgot to get the BJU Lit with my son's WG. Whoops!! We were waiting on that & his science to arrive. Rather then be off kilter in the guide all year we worked at half pace:

Week In Review Week 2

Res To Rev Unit 15
World G. Unit 1
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Re: Weekly Check-in: September 11-15

Postby jellybeanmum » Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:37 pm

lissiejo wrote: We are a little bit all over the place! LOL


We are all over the place too as our youngest moved to HOD halfway through last year so he's halfway through Res to Ref while the eldest is just starting World Geography. ;)
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Re: Weekly Check-in: September 11-15

Postby lissiejo » Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:15 pm

You know, it used to bother me, but it really doesn't anymore! My need to have them all on the same unit passed many, many moons ago!

jellybeanmum wrote:
lissiejo wrote: We are a little bit all over the place! LOL


We are all over the place too as our youngest moved to HOD halfway through last year so he's halfway through Res to Ref while the eldest is just starting World Geography. ;)
Melissa (Pastor's wife in NC)

http://gracefilledhomeschooling.blogspot.com
Rose (12-years-old) - Revival to Revolution
Beth (10-years-old) - Creation to Christ
Grace (8-years-old) - Bigger Hearts for His Glory
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Re: Weekly Check-in: September 11-15

Postby my3sons » Sun Sep 24, 2017 4:33 pm

Creation to Christ:
Week 2 has gone even better than week 1, and Emmett is learning to follow the directions in his guide well! We are still practicing having him hold the guide in his hands and read the boxes from start to finish (the "I" and "S" boxes, that is), and then I have him share what he will be doing in the steps he'll be doing it as he looks at his guide again. This week we studied The First Cities After the Flood. He really loved the pictures in Dinosaurs of Eden, and he has also been loving his Illustrated Bible for his Bible Quiet Time. He is such a ray of sunshine for me in the morning! He comes in my room with his Bible and his CD player and sings his Phil 2 CD loudly - love starting my day with that joy! I let him sing his memory verses for me after that, and he just loves that! He has been needing some help with his Prophecy Chart, and that's ok because I love being in the Bible with him and talking through it. I'm trying to encourage him to use phrases that repeat from the 2 Scripture references in his prophecy, as well as check his spelling and write a little smaller. Lots to think of for a 10 yo, but he does it quite cheerfully!
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He actually remembers quite well how to write cursive! Having only completed Cheerful Cursive and PHFHG's copywork assigned in cursive, I was skeptical he'd remember it at all after a 'cursive-free summer'. Surprise, surprise! He did remember it, quite well, though a few capital letters still stump him, and it is fairly large cursive. Overall, I'm so proud of him and his effort with cursive! I don't expect perfect cursive; it's not practical anyway in today's media filled world where typing/texting/emailing have overtaken penmanship; however, I do want it to be legible, and I want him to be able to read it as well. So, I have him read his cursive work out loud to me when we are checking his work. Nothing makes a kiddo write better cursive then knowing he'll have to read it himself later! I especially liked his timeline Tower of Babel on his note booking pages. He really took his time with it!
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Emmett remembered how I like him to begin his science questions' answers by rewording the question at the start of his answer - hooray! Carryover from skills learned last year in PHFHG - love that progression within HOD! He did skip a question accidentally, but we always read through the answers together and try to fix them right away, though we certainly aren't perfect about this...
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In WWTB, we had some solid mini-lessons, where Emmett learned to use the thesaurus and learned to choose better describing words. He first found good examples of this in an excerpt from Jules Vern's 20,000 Leagues Under the See, and then found more himself...
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In DITHOR, Emmett made a collage about The Little Duke, and for his history project he began making a cylinder seal...
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He made a lovely watercolor painting for poetry appreciation and loved reading his poem with gusto...
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In Science, he did an experiment showing how sense of sight and sense of smell work hand in hand to help us anticipate what something will taste like... as it involved jello, all the brothers 'helped'. It really did stump the boys, as in a strange turn of events our weird colored food coloring turned the orange jello a somewhat sickly brownish-black color. It took real courage to try THAT jello! :D
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Loving Geography of the Holy Lands! Here's our first Travel Log...
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In Christ,
Julie
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Re: Weekly Check-in: September 11-15

Postby my3sons » Sun Sep 24, 2017 5:13 pm

World Geography:
Riley had an awesome 2nd week of WG this week! He is really loving high school! Here are some of his highlights from the week... starting with his notes and his one sentence summary for his living library reading...
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Rooted and Grounded has been such a neat way to learn about people around the world and to learn how to pray for them. Reading about the different places in the world in history, mapping them for Mapping the World by Art, watching about them on Must See Places of the World DVDs, and then learning about the different religions and cultures of the world via biographies of people who converted to Christianity - what a powerful year of learning! World Geography in high school for me was not interesting, but Riley is avidly interested in World Geography - and it is all due to this guide!
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World Religions and Cultures notebook:
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World Geography History Notebook with geography work and with written narrations:
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Riley enjoys the wit and humor in The Fallacy Detective, and he is beginning to pick out fallacies in billboards, on t.v. commercials, and in magazines...
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Finally, Riley's history project has him making things with his hands, which is always a favorite of Riley's. This is the start of this week's history project...
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In Christ,
Julie
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Re: Weekly Check-in: September 11-15

Postby my3sons » Sun Sep 24, 2017 5:44 pm

USII HIstory:
One of Wyatt's favorite subjects this year is Science. He is doing the Geology/Paleontology/Astronomy credit and finding it fascinating! I am so glad he is not doing physics; doesn't fit with his future college degree which is business. I LOVE that he is learning how to defend his faith as he does science this year; great tools to have prior to starting college...
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For math, Wyatt is doing College Algebra at mathhelp.com. He has learned it's important to print the notes for each lesson, watch the lesson, and then complete the questions. This is easy peasy for me, as the computer does the teaching and the grading... here are some of his notes/scratch paper work...
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British Literature entry for Murder in the Cathedral - great read, but Wyatt wanted a happier ending :wink: ...
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Hattie Big Sky living library entries - Wyatt LOVED this book but, he wanted a happier ending in this one too :wink: (he takes after me in this regard) :D ...
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Wyatt's Book of Centuries timeline marches on, a compilation of all of his history studies in high school...
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USII History Notebook - my favorites are the oral narrations - love to hear Wyatt tell stories about history, one of his favorite subjects...
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In Christ,
Julie
Enjoyed LHTH, LHFHG, BLHFHG, BHFHG, PHFHG, CTC, RTR, RevtoRev, MTMM, DITHOR, WG, WH, USI, USII
Currently using USI, RevtoRev (oldest son Liberty University Business Finance)
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Sister to Carrie
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Re: Weekly Check-in: September 11-15

Postby lissiejo » Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:02 am

I'm so excited to see the pictures of the high school guides!
Melissa (Pastor's wife in NC)

http://gracefilledhomeschooling.blogspot.com
Rose (12-years-old) - Revival to Revolution
Beth (10-years-old) - Creation to Christ
Grace (8-years-old) - Bigger Hearts for His Glory
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Re: Weekly Check-in: September 11-15

Postby kt7673 » Thu Sep 28, 2017 12:38 pm

I attempted to attach a picture;however, the file was huge and wouldn't load. I love when activities end like this. Unit 7 Week 1 LHFHG Thinking Games box became creating idols out of our wood pile and knocking them down by throwing a kick ball at them. My boys who are doing Bigger and Preparing just had to join their sister for this one. They were chanting down with the idols the whole time.
DS10 and DS 9 Preparing
DD 7 LHFHG.
DD2 and DS 8 months playing!

Have used LHFHG and LHTH.
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