Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Week 26

I'm back and refreshed from my holiday over to the other side of Australia.  I went to see my oldest boy for 8 days + 2 travel days.   We also weaned Noah, who stayed home with daddy - I think it was perfect timing.  

Today I tried out making sour dough bread in a bag and here is the result:

The most success I've had with bread making, so I'm super happy with that.  It was also the EASIEST to do as well - so I'll definitely be doing re-runs and experiments with different types now in the future.

This week we are still doing the Robinson Curriculum and rather than just give you a chart of what the girls are reading I thought I'd give you a visual instead.

Chloe { 11 }:

Saxon as usual - one lesson a day.

And I swapped the writing portion out for this textbook usage this week.  

Just laying the foundations for Shakespeare with Tales from Shakespeare { Lambs }.

This book is huge, and has the complete collection.

Another huge book.  I've slipped it in under my science tab.  Just two chapters a week at this point, but we can always change it up as we go.

Yes, even text books can be used as readers - just do all the reading without having to exhaust yourself with all the busy work.  :o)  

And then a couple of times a week do a country as well:

For fun we're also including this as well, this week.

And this gorgeous collectable old time book as well.

And I think that  is pretty much what Chloe will be reading / doing this week.

Ok, let's move onto Phebe { 9 }

Saxon Math as usual { sorry no photo today }

And the writing was swapped out for this:

I just love OLD books.

From the RC list.

Good social studies reading.

From the RC list { Henty }

For science reading:

Hannah { 7 }


And like the other girls, I swapped Hannah's writing out for work from this book as well.

I have a heap of illustrated classics - not considered RC by any means, however I like them, so we use them.  :o)  

Another children's Bible - I can't even tell you how many different children's bibles we keep, it's probably criminal and very greedy, but it makes it super easy to keep re-visiting those stories with slight variations.

Another old time GEM I managed to score along the way - Great Events and Famous People.

Today she read about the Boston Tea Party.  Tomorrow it is Paul Revere's Ride by Longfellow, yes, Longfellow - at the precocious and tender age of 7.  That is what RC does for you.  It doesn't hold you up till your old and grey - oh no sir it does not, in fact, it does the opposite, it opens the world like a rare and beautiful flower and let's you taste the honey before the bees make off with it.

And boring science - for the time being.  ha!

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  1. We've used the Robinson curriculum several times in the past. It makes so much sense and is so easy to customize to your family. :-)

    1. Yes, it's been very good for us for when we need to have rest but still do school. :o)


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