Weekly Wrap-up ~ A Short Week

We got back from our vacation a day late, and lost another day of school this week to due a church event, so our Weekly Wrap-up is a but on the shorter side this week!


Krash is in the middle of his 3rd week of Calvert 1st grade. Here he was tracing his sight words for the week…Calvert 1st Grade Sight Words

His Draw, Write, Now drawing was a sheep, we take about 3 days to complete it {1-pencil drawing and word tracing, 2-coloring, 3-background}.Draw, Write, Now Sheep

After he completed his sheep, we found some videos on YouTube of sheep being sheared!  he loved this!  We watched this one, and this one.Sheep Shearing Video


Pac is up to chapter 7 in Shiloh and he is really enjoying this book.  He especially enjoys it when the reading occurs like this….Reading Shiloh

Reading Shiloh

We are surviving 5th grade math so far.  He loves math, I do not.  I have a bit of anxiety over teaching any math above 2nd grade, and now I have 3rd and 4th under my belt and am venturing into 5th.  God is crazy having me do this if you ask me!5th Grade Homeschool Math


We are still doing our science experiments!  This one was about vascular plants and how water travels through the veins. Krash loves to sit in on these.Vascular Plants Science Experiment

Vascular Plants Science Experiment

Vascular Plants Science Experiment

That’s certainly not everything we did, but a glimpse of what my camera captured! To see more weekly wrap-ups, visit…

Weekly Wrap-Up ~ It Begins


It is time to begin doing a weekly wrap-up, as the boys get older!  I will continue on with Tot School posts for Ladybug, and then preschool and Kindergarten with her, like I did with Krash.  But I am doing some fun things with the boys, and the kids as a group,  and I don’t want to leave those things out since they don’t technically fit into a category.  The Weekly Wrap-up is a perfect way to throw some random things together each week!  I don’t take photos of everything we do, but here is where I will share what I do capture, either with the boys, or with all of the kids together during our group activities.  It will look different each week, or every other week, depending on how much I keep my act together!

Homeschool Class

I got our new morning board updated to adapt to what we are focusing on this year.  Target had this lovely shiny foam board and Pac was shopping with me, so of course we got it. 

My main focus during this time is Ladybug and working on the basic calendar type skills {counting, days, months, weather, seasons, etc.}.  She is also beginning with the Songs for Saplings verses, you can see letter A in the photo {a few sung by us years ago are in a video on this page}.  The flashcard below the verse is from our Tot School Printables set. The yellow page is our  “______ of the day” chart which is mostly a review for her too {color, shape, letter, animal, character trait, state}.  You can see more about that in this post

We are learning hymns together {top right} our first is Holy, Holy, Holy.  You can see my hymn study pins on my Bible board.  I am making some hymn display printables, will share later! We are doing Seeds Family Worship verses too {those are mainly for the boys}.

Morning Board

Ladybug’s favorite part is when we sing the Name-O song {scroll down for video} and she runs the length of the room with her name!Name-O Song

Krash has a few focus areas during morning time, one is making the date with money.Make the Date with Money

The state of the day is just a quick way to continually review the names, capitals and locations of states.  Here Ladybug is coloring on our page {included in our calendar notebook set} She loves to join in with the “big kid” stuff.Color the States


World Geography is another group activity, which is based around our current continent box, which is Europe.  We don’t really have a plan for this, just explore the box together.  Here we were playing an impromptu “find the animal” game.  These cards are from our Montessori Print Shop Europe set.European Animals


We are using We Choose Virtues as a springboard for awesome discussion.  We are also using the Kids of Virtueville Coloring pages.  Here the kids were coloring a couple of the kids we have done.We Choose Virtues Coloring

We Choose Virtues Coloring

Krash 1st Grade

Krash completed his 2nd week of Calvert 1st grade {he completed the first week back in May}.  Here are his completed sight words for the week…Calvert Sight Words

His Draw, Write, Now drawing was a pig, we take about 3 days to complete it {1-pencil drawing and word tracing, 2-coloring, 3-background}.Draw Write Now Pig

The completed pig…Draw Write Now Pig

We had a science experiment flop, one called floating pasta.  It didn’t work, but we still had fun trying!1st Grade Science

1st Grade Science

PacMan 5th Grade

We love our Who Is God study time together.  Here he was typing out some Bible verses.Who is God


Thanks to Marci from The Homeschool Scientist, we are now actually doing our science experiments.  Confession ~ I ignored all science experiments until this year, mostly out of a silly fear.  After meeting Marci at the 2:1 Conference, I felt empowered by our little chat and vowed to make an effort this year!  Science is one of Pac’s favorite subjects, so he is thrilled that I met Marci!

Our first experiment {from his 5th Grade Calvert science} was using eggs, vinegar, water, and corn syrup.  The purpose was to relate the egg shell to cell membranes and how they take in and let out liquid.  First, the eggs spent 3 days in vinegar, came out looking like this…Egg Experiment

Then they went into water {left} and corn syrup {right} for one day.Egg Experiment

They came out looking like this!Egg Experiment

Of course, we touched, and poked and really had a great time with the gross-ness.

Egg Experiment Egg Experiment

The little ones get to watch too, Ladybug thought it was nasty, Krash was pretty interested in it all, but also disgusted.Egg Experiment

Egg Experiment Egg Experiment

That’s certainly not everything we did, but a glimpse of what my camera captured!  To see more weekly wrap-ups, visit…