The Week in Pictures -September 13, 2010

Mostly in pictures because I don’t have time today for much else!

Peep #1 started the week with a woodworking project:  making a multiplication board with his Dad.  This is the first woodworking he’s ever done!  Not the prettiest thing in the world, but I was so proud of him.  He will actually have to make a new one because the bark around this one is peeling really bad and gets everywhere, but we will keep this one for outside play!

Multiplication Board

A small selection of their work this week.  We are experimenting with binders this year, as well as lined paper for lesson books.   So far, the binder gets a thumbs up.  It’s especially good for Peep #1 because he’s writing reports (he did one on Ramses II this week) and he can print and file them neatly in the binder.  The lined notebooks, however, thumbs down.  I don’t like how the lines show through her illustrations… so, for the next lesson block we will be using plain white notebooks.

From Peep #1’s Ancient Egypt lesson book:

Stained Glass Pharoah

Sketch of his plan for a plaster of paris wall relief

Map of Ancient Egypt

Some of the work Peep #2 did this week:


Grammar Lesson Book- Figurative Language

Grammar Lesson Book- Literal Language

Grammar Lesson Book- Personification

Grammar Lesson Book- poetry selection

And from her Prehistoric Lesson Book:


A Trilobite

A cut-and-paste map of pangea

Prehistoric Time Line

How plants moved from water to land.

And a fun project Peep #2 and I did for Math this week, using a little fabric paint, a plain white t-shirt, and an apple!

Fibonacci Fruit Tee

On Friday, we did some more water color painting, form drawing, and tried finger knitting for the first time.  Peep #1 decided to use his as a headband; Peep #2 made a necklace:

Finger knitted headband and necklace.

And yes, Peep #2 is EXTREMELY annoyed with her dear brother in this photo. LOL

That’s the week in a nutshell.  I’ll try to post a more detailed review next time!