The homeschooling weeks are going by in a blur! We have been busy with getting up, pushing through school, basketball and getting ready for the holidays. We have had all sorts of transportation issues in the last month. I feel like I live in a fog half the time! I pulled out my camera after it went with the car to the repair shop, so there are not a lot of pictures of our actual school time.

P1080235 Our little school visitor

Basketball Games

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Reading with cousinsP1080231 P1080232 P1080233 P1080234 Being silly!

P1080225 P1080224 P1080219 P1080217They loved their coach and water to sit as close to him as possible!

P1080256 P1080260 A tight game in which our team won the first place trophy by one point!

We have been learning a lot with our history these last few weeks. I found that I was not happy with the lack of learning about the Oregon Trail and California Gold Rush, so we changed out the read-aloud. I am not a huge fan of the Sergeant York story myself, and we already have listened to an audio story of it. So, we are instead reading an old favorite. “The Singing Boones”.

We were reading the one day and they were explaining some of the perils of the trip. Cholera was mentioned. This led to a web search, with way more information than I ever wanted to know.

In our studies of the “Great War”, Mustard Gas was mentioned, so we brought up pictures of gas masks, patients with Mustard gas exposure, and why it was not allowed to be used now.

In high school, the study of Russian history and writing about it has been consuming us. He is in full swing basketball season, so it is tough to work hard on school and practice. We are persevering!

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