We were doing our Mystery of History (which we love) and we learned about the Egyptians this week. The girls seemed to really have an interest in the culture and the pyramids. We were lucky that we got to do a field trip - thanks to the online VIRTUAL world. ;) We did an online virtual tour through http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/ancient/explore-ancient-egypt.html.
We finished up the week with the girls going over to their Nana's house and surprising us with a cake of the map of Egypt. They also made a pyramid on the map. I couldn't be more proud of my girls.
I found a behavior chart image online that I really liked because it detailed, but I couldn't find a website to print one. So I made my own. I did this in photoshop and if you would like to print one for yourself you can here.
After I printed it, I hung it in a picture frame and can use dry erase markers to check off.
This is something I've definitely needed this year and I know I will need all four years. So I created an excel spreadsheet, as well as a PDF (I have an actual paper version in my high schooler's binder) to help make sure we are on track through these four years. I thought I would share what I use to help with planning out our goals for highschool. You can print one or download one yourself from my FREE PRINTABLES link.
When I sat down with my high schooler with a list of electives she could choose from to do this year, she chose current events as one of those. I thought I'd write a post on what we do for our current event subject.
Each morning we start off with Channel One News. I was so glad when I came upon this website because I remember being in school and Channel One News came on every morning and we had to watch it in class. I'm not trying to make our homeschool like "public school", but my oldest and I grab a cup of coffee and just cozy up to watch the news like many Americans do in the morning. So I was thrilled to find it. It is definitely a news source that relates to middle school and high school students, even teaching them a "news related word of the day" that they may hear in stories in the video. Sometimes there are even polls that you can vote on after the video and they could be featured in the next day video. We participated in one of the polls on our fi…