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My Week In Review – Been a Busy Couple Weeks

My Week In Review

This week I am participating in My Week In Review hosted by Home to 4 Kiddos. If you would like to join in these weekly meme, head on over to link up. While your there see what other homeschoolers have been up too.

The last couple weeks have been a little busy and overwhelming for us. It has been filled with doctor’s appointments. Yesterday I found out my son’s vitamin D was extremely low and the doctor had said that it was the cause for most things going on with my son. Sorry I am just not sold on that. Some of things yes I believe it, but others no. So he is to take that daily until the end of May. Today we have a neurologist appointment for him and I have lots of questions for him. Will create a new post for that later.

Random 5 on Friday

Random 5 on Friday

This week I wanted to try to do something I have never done before. I saw the Random 5 on Friday link post and decided that this looked like it would be fun. A nice break from trying to think of something to write. The Pebble Pond is the host of Random 5 on Friday. Stop on over there and see what she has posted and if you wrote a Random 5 on Friday post then link up while your there.

Middle School Monday – Week 2 North Star Geography – Maps

Middle School Monday at Homeschool Coffee Break
This week I have decided to join in on Middle School Monday hosted by Homeschool Coffee Break.  This past week has been a short one for us as with hunting season upon us I had to get things ready for my youngest son and husband to leave for the weekend. This week is also another short week.
We have completed week two of North Star Geography. Last week I mentioned that we were using interactive notebooks while we work out way through the book. The interactive notebooks have come in real handy. What I do is look at how the week is planned and what I feel that my son might need to know. I create foldables with questions and vocabulary that he has to answer. Then we glue them in a notebook. My son has autism and also has a cognitive delay so I allow him an open notebook for his tests and quizzes. At least then I can monitor if he is taking notes properly or not. It also comes in handy as a reference tool or even if we want to review something.
We started working on our vocabulary words for the unit. He had to write the definitions in the flaps. I wrote the word on the outside. I also added in a couple extra things such as things you would find on a map. He also had to define them as well. I think it will only reinforce what he needs to know when he is looking at a map.
We also had some hands on activities with the maps as well. We had to measure how far it was from the city we live in to the capital of Wisconsin. We also had to figure out how far it was to Washington DC. While we were at it we measured other places for distance. There was a scale on our map that we used. We measured how far and then we multiplied the number of time we created the scale to find the distance. We also looked up driving times on the computer as well just for the fun of it.
We also did a search on how far it was from Algoma to Chicago. The answers that we got were interesting. If you were able to take a straight shot right down Lake Michigan to Chicago it would be 189.15 miles. Since we cannot do that and we have to drive it is 216.52 miles. I thought that was rather interesting. I think we maybe should have tried to see how far the driving distance for Manitowac, WI to where the ferry lands in MI. I bet the miles would have been a big difference.
We had to read the story of Atlas and Hercules. Hercules had to find the golden apples because the King wanted him gone for a long time. He had to ask around for them. Well he had to hold the sky up for Atlas so he could get the golden apples. Atlas does bring back the apples but he doesn’t want to hold up the sky. Hercules tricks him to take back the sky. What I had my son do was build Atlas holding up the sky in Minecraft. Excuse the YOLO (You Only Live Once) as I have no idea what was going through his head at the time.
Next week I plan to put together a Virtual Field Trip for our next lesson. So stay tuned!

C is for Children – Blogging Through the Alphabet

Ben and Me

We are in the third week of blogging through the alphabet with Ben and Me Blog. This weeks letter is the letter C. I have been doing a lot of thinking about my children the last few days. I have though about how each one of them are growing up way to fast. I am afraid to blink and miss something. My children are my world.

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B is for Bread Recipe

Ben and Me
Yesterday I was in the mood to make bread. I was searching for different quick bread recipes. I didn’t have a few of the ingredients and figured I would pick them up after my daughters doctors appointment.

So I decided to put out one of my baking books to look through the quick breads there. I came across a recipe for Coconut Bread. It turned out really great. The bread is moist and it has the sweet flavor of coconut. It’s a new favorite in this house.

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