The Work Plan

Friday, January 7, 2011

Afterschooling: Weekly Wrap Up #4

My children went back to school this week. The joy of sleeping in for the past two weeks didn't affect them one bit. They were ready to go back, I love how they enjoy school! We were able to still do some work at home. I have to admit this is my favorite part of my day. Listening about their day, and sharing some quality time while working, and playing together. Our arrangement with school and working at home fits my family so perfectly.


Enjoying the Magic Treehouse series. This is where most of his time has been spent. DJ started reading the Revolutionary War on Wednesday Sunday night and finished reading it last night. DJ has been reading the companion book as well.  After reading the companion book he says he will be ready for Civil War on Sunday.

The boy loves maps he could look at them all day. That is exactly what he does whether creating his own maps or working with the continent puzzle maps.

                        Using a map legend to find places on the map.

                                            Creating a map of his room.

                                             Working with  the Knobless Cylinders.

Ken is her name and botany is her game. Ken received some gifts for Christmas that has inspired her to want to know more about plants.

 Ken created this observational journal so she could record her findings.

The subjects of her observations are the Hydrodome plant and a Strawberry plant.


             Learning about the land of the State of Michigan reading this book.

                                   Working with landforms.

Fraction circles .

  Ken found a new book series this week and enjoyed reading this book. Ken finished this book last night and can't wait to do a book report when she comes home from school so she will be able to reflect on what she has read.

Michelle has been working hard this week on putting these two science projects together.

                Solar energy house model. It came with a hand held generator.

                                                              Wind turbine.

   It was a great week despite having to get back into a more structured routine. The Three Musketeers continue to wrap me around their little fingers. They are hard workers and  I vibe off of their positive energy!

    Thank you so much for the nice comments and taking the time to read what we have been doing this week.
                         Enjoy your weekend!!


  1. I don't know why I didn't think to add Revolutionary War books to the Felicity Series! Anyway, looks like a great week. Can you post where you got the solor house and wind turbine. Very cool.

  2. Hi! Aly, I purchased the kits online at Barnes & Nobles.


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