Friday, July 28, 2017

July Wrap Up

Yep, we're at the end of another month.

Chloe gave me some really beautiful work this morning for her Geography:

Hand drawn...

Hand drawn... 

We finished up Charlotte's little Bat lapbook with a few little extras.  Here's one of them:

We just made a little pocket for it under the labeling activity and folded it up and tucked it in.  She LOVES it!

I started packing books - since this photo was taken I've actually got the next bookcase down to a single shelf.

and yeah.....

Monday, July 24, 2017

Art Monday - Stubble Quail

This week another native Australian bird,

The Stubble Quail

Mine, as example...




Wondering what bird we shall do next week?

Friday, July 21, 2017

Charlotte and Her Bat Lapbook

We've made a great start to Charlotte's Bat Lapbook.

We read this book:

Colored the cover to the lapbook.

Read the passage and did the cloze activity.

Looked at some vocabulary words.

Read from this book:

Put in all the pockets....

Did some copywork.....

A Compare and Contrast
You know, I never got the hang of these until I started homeschooling my own children........yep, I got through my entire education without ever learning how to do these, or use the words compare and contrast in an essay, I kid you not.

Yeah, so this is where we are at the moment, next week we continue.....

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Art Monday - Mallee Fowl - Australian Native Bird

This week in Art we did the
{ Mallee Fowl }
Getting to know our native birds.

Here's mine.

By Hannah.

By Chloe.

By Phebe.

Yeah, looking forward to growing a nice
collection of Australian Birds.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

New Project { A Francis Bacon LA Education }

Yep.  It's as crazy as it sounds.

This brand new Language Arts course might end up only being 1 fortnight long, or it could turn out to be something entirely different.  Who knows?  But I think the adventure will be interesting to say the least.  Hopefully it'll be useful too.  :)

Let's get started!

This program works a little like the following so I offer it here as well.  I won't know how it really fleshes out until we complete the fortnight, but I'll get back to you about it.
{ Just click the page to download }

The Reading Passage
{ Just click the page to download }

The Copywork
{ Just click the page to download }

The written definitions, the sentences, and the ABC Order
{ Just click the page to download }

And finally, the cut and paste vocabulary assessment.
{ Just click the page to download }

I hope you will join us in this little adventure.
Let's get a little Francis Bacon Education.

This project is also located in it's own album up there on the menu bar.
Don't forget to check it periodically.
Thank you so much for visiting.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Inventors - Leonardo Da Vinci

Grade 5 is the year we do inventors { for the most part }.  Of course with my hop skippity mind we're liable to do them at any time.

We've done a couple already, and this week we have
Leonardo Da Vinci coming up.

I do have a paragraph writing pack for him already HERE.  It's definitely worth downloading as it has several pages for paragraph instruction.

But this week I have this one here.
{ Just click the worksheet to download }

Friday, July 14, 2017

I Managed to Get Rid of the Extortioners

but, it came at a cost.  I had to ditch my template.

I did manage to save the header, so at least there's that.

Stay tuned while I get July up and running with some new content. 

Thanks for hanging in there peoples.

Talk soon.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Photobucket You Scum of the Earth

Photobucket You Scum of the Earth

It's one thing to want to be paid for a service, but it's another thing altogether to EXTORT people for money, you { insert choice insult or swear word here }.

I deleted my account.  I can't find anymore of your { insert choice insult or swear word here } links to your website from here, but still your { insert choice insult or swear word here } link remains in EVERY title on my blog.  I'm thinking that now it's in the html of the set up of the blog.......  and have no idea how to access that.

I have a whole slew of backhanded insults and words for you mob, but I am happy to know that your own actions will be the death blow to this company - all we have to do is wait it out, and watch it crumble painfully into the dark recesses of the internet to be forgotten like Angelfire et al, remember those?

You suck photo.dumb.bucket.

I'm just super relieved that I didn't use your { insert choice insult or swear word here } service to host any of my photos from my blog.


Monday, July 3, 2017

Directions for History Papers

Directions for History Papers.

Preparatory Department.
I. Do not crowd the top of the page or begin to write before the first ruled line.
II. The first page should contain:—
A. The subject of the paper.
B. Books consulted.
1. These should be arranged alphabetically with a line between each reference giving:—
Author. Book. Pages read.
2. The student will need to read many more pages than she intends to write in order to get enough good material for the paper.
III. The second page should contain an outline of the paper, with important points in large topics and minor points in sub-topics.
A. Leave a line between each large topic.
B. Have each sub-topic indented and equally distant from the margin.
IV. Try to know your subject so that you will be able to express yourself with ease.
A. Write a brief paragraph of introduction.
B. Get your facts from books, but tell them in your own words.
C. Give most space to what is most important.
V. After writing your paper, add definite references in the margin to the sources from which you gained your material, giving author, title of book underlined, and pages cited.