Homeschool Wrap-Up Link Party, March 19

Week of March 18 Homeschool Wrap-Up

Theme for our studies this week…. We started studying about Abraham Lincoln in history this week; we’re still studying liquids and solids in science.
A great book/s we read…. I picked up Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules, by Jeff Kinney, at the library for Jacob, and he had it read in one night; he so loves those books. We celebrated St. Patrick’s Day with stories and read a great book about this holiday, Saint Patrick’s Day, by Ann Heinrichs. We’ve also started reading a fabulous book about Abraham Lincoln, by Ingri & Edgar Parin D’Aulaire. It’s full of wonderful illustrations and stories about his life.One lesson or interesting fact we learned….We knew that Abraham Lincoln grew up without a lot, but when they first moved to Illinois, they lived in a 3-sided sort of shed one winter while they built their log cabin. He was such an ambitious, bright young boy; very inspirational.
We had a lightbulb moment this week…. in Science, Jacob was working on an experiment. He had one mug wrapped in cotton and one without. We put an ice cube in each mug and had to see which melted the quickest. He totally figured out on his own and wrote up his conclusion of why it melted quicker in the mug without the cotton. Really awesome lightbulb moment, as I could see that he’s grasping the concepts. Very encouraging.
As Mom/teacher, I found this week to be…. really, a lot of fun. We had a day of Irish celebration on Thursday. I made these Pot o’ Gold Snacks for our celebration, and we watched Darby O’Gill and the Little People.A favorite hands-on project…. probably our rainbow craft below…. or our homemade popsicles for Science, made out of Sierra Mist.:)
Favorite extracurricular activity (if any this week)…. Jacob went to the courthouse with Dan for a Cub Scouts Go-See this week, and they got to talk to the judge, get sworn in, act as jury/lawyer, etc. It was a lot of fun for them.


We worked on Saturday, distributing bags to homes in our town for Jacob’s Scouting for Food project.We laughed when…. ok, so my husband’s the math brain, but I’m the English brain. I had some fun with Dan this week when he was getting frustrated, as he was helping me to grade Jacob’s English assignment; he couldn’t get Jacob to understand why he had gotten something wrong. I totally swooped in and explained it in 2 seconds flat, helping Jacob work through it….totally had fun with it and said, “Who’s your English mama now?” LOL It was all good, just a lot of fun, that finally, I could one-up Dan.:):)
Craft idea for this week…. We made these Trash Rainbows on St. Patrick’s Day; found the idea on No Time for Flashcards.

I am praying for my children to…. again, get along and treat one another with love and respect.
I am learning to…. be more resourceful in finding activities and things, especially activities that are low-cost/free or that only require things we probably already have.
My favorite new resource is…. So, this isn’t a new resource, but I love using activities/crafts/books that I find on No Time for Flashcards, especially for Jaden. She is just a wealth of knowledge, and I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE her site!
Pic of the week…. Dan made this pic for his FB profile, and it just cracks me up. Yo Gabba Gabba! Jaden thought it was awesome that Daddy’s in a Yo Gabba Gabba pic.:)Now it’s your turn to share, but first here are the questions and a few rules:

Week of (Month/Day/Year) Homeschool Wrap-Up
Theme for our studies this week….
A great book/s we read….
One lesson or interesting fact we learned….
We had a lightbulb moment this week….
As Mom/teacher, I found this week to be….
A favorite hands-on project….
Favorite extracurricular activity (if any this week)….
We laughed when….
Craft idea for this week….
I am praying for my children to….
I am learning to….
My favorite new resource is….
Pic of the week….

1) Please link back to MamaBuzz and/or the main Homeschool Wrap-Up post, so that others will know where they can come to participate. The more, the merrier!:) If you’d like, I’ve created this button, which you can insert into your post, and it will lead readers back to this post.
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2) Please link up using the Mr. Linky below, adding your name or blog name and then the specific link to your Homeschool Wrap-Up post. (Please do not give just your main blog link; link to the specific post.) You can link up anytime throughout the weekend or even into early next week.

3) If you have time and would like, visit another blogger’s Homeschool Wrap-Up, and leave them a comment. The more support we give each other, the better! Of course, I’d love for you to leave a comment below, as well.

Now it’s your turn to write up a quick post and link up! Happy Homeschooling!

Mel Lockcuff

Mel is a wife and homeschool mom to 2 boys, as well as a lifestyle and travel blogger residing in Northwest Arkansas. Mel is also the founder of MamaBuzz Media. You can find Mel on Google+, Facebook, and Twitter @MamaBuzz, or contact her via email at info@mamabzz.com.

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