Wow! Another month has flown by in our homeschool. We have successfully completed more than 150 days of school since August. Because our state requires 180 days, we’ll be done by the middle of May.
Time flies when you’re having fun, and we have had a grand time in March.
What We Accomplished…
We’ve had a ton of fun in our morning meetings. In only about five minutes per subject, we cover the following subjects daily:
- Latin/Greek using English from the Roots Up
- Spanish using flashcards, songs, and games
- Bible (currently reading about the Passion Week and memorizing Psalm 100)
- Catechism (on #54)
- Grammar: memorizing prepositions using Easy Grammar 6
Grammar, Math, History, & Science
Full grammar lessons are still a struggle for me to do routinely. I’m not sure why that is… But we do cover proper grammar and spelling in other subjects.
Math lessons are progressing nicely. I mean, really… I don’t know what else I could say about math…
In History, we are still learning about all that happened in the world during George Washington’s life as we read George Washington’s World. Our timeline is coming along nicely as we just added the signing of the Declaration of Independence.
Using Considering God’s Creation, we’re continuing to learn about our wonderful world. This month we covered weather and clouds.
Artist & Composer Study
I’m so glad I got brave enough to commit to including Artist & Composer study just one day a week! The kids & I have learned SO much.
For art, we completed our study of John James Audubon and spent a little time on Walter Anderson. Walter Anderson was a Mississippi artist who lived and painted on the coast. He had much in common with Audubon, so it made sense to study them both. Our homeschool group’s trip to the Walter Anderson museum was a bonus!
We completed our Composer Study of Beethoven. As extra encouragement, AG7 passed through the den yesterday when I was playing classical music for the baby (T1) hoping to lull him to sleep. As she passed through, she said, “Is that Beethoven?”
“Why, yes, my dear. Yes, it is is. How did you know?”
Her response: “I just recognized the sound.”
It’s worth it. Just 10-15 minutes a week has made such an impression on my children.
Field Trips & Fun
We had a visit from the kids’ cousin who lives in Texas. She was out for Spring Break, so she and her dad (Hubby’s brother) spent three days with us. Too bad it was still too cool to swim…
We had a field trip to a local nursery. The kids were given a tour of the greenhouses and learned about plant care. They also got to plant their own combination pot to bring home.
Our homeschool group went on a three-day field trip to the MS Gulf Coast. I plan to write a whole other post about that trip to tell you about everything we did.
What We Plan to Accomplish in April…
We’ll continue on with our schedule as usual. I mapped out our science and history earlier this week, and we’ll be finishing up “right on time” in the middle of May. Everyone should be finished, or close to finished, with this year’s math curriculum about the same time.
We’ll be studying Franz Joseph Haydn as our composer in April, but I have yet to decide on an artist. I hope we’ll be able to spend more time outside as spring quickly runs into summer. The pool is almost ready, and I hope to plant a small garden as well.
What about you? How did March go in your homeschool? What do you have planned for April? I’d love to hear about it in the comments below.