When we decided to take the last break before the end of school the week after Easter to coincide with G2's and G3's birthday, the Cincinnati Great Homeschool Convention became an attractive goal. I made arrangements to volunteer for our family admission costs to the convention. I'd done this here in Chicagoland at ICHE and wasn't afraid of the tasks involved. We made arrangements to cash in some hotel points for a relatively free stay at the nearby Hilton property in Cincinnati. We are trying to fly stand-by, but we still don't know how that will pan out until we're returned. We researched the plan to visit the Creation Center (per Judy Hoch's advice in her February blog post), but found that without a car and an additional adult entrance fee (G1 became even more expensive), we'll pass this time. Each G is geared up for a busy schedule in the REAL FAITH for the REAL WORLD Teen Track and doesn't actually know anything about Cincinnati chili yet. We have three different museum field trips planned and it'll be good to get to at least one of those. Probably looking at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center or the William Howard Taft National Historic Site (so the Nat'l Park passports are packed).
I've made lists for each of our family members to visit various vendor booths while at the convention, i.e. Memoria Press and Teaching Textbooks (per Marci Goodwin's advice in her February blog post). I seriously need G1 to have his hands on the geometry textbook in order to give me feedback. I am going to try to teach all three on the same science curriculum so do I need 3 copies of the text? Will I continue to use the Classical Education method for high school science and will it be hands on science? I wanted each of my students to see the science books available to them in high school and get their input. I'll keep Paige's recommendations about science study in mind during each science speaker I hear. I'm taking Tina Robertson completely serious when researching the options for homeschool history choices. I will very much enjoy meeting some of my homeschool mentors from the blog world and eat some Cincinnati chili with Jimmie Lanley. I just love the way Amy Maze presented justification for more family bonding. I seriously needed the encouragement that Heather Woodie promised I'd find.
So, here goes another family adventure. (Family Adventuring at http://t.co/J8BTsgC8bt "We’re not on a vacation, where we seek relaxing pleasure experiences every day.")
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Monday, April 21, 2014
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
We've participated in a Community Bible Study for four years now. I've relished the fellowship with other moms, women of faith and kids. I really know the value of well-written study questions. I enjoy studying the same Bible chapters that my kids are reading and studying each week.
|Our CBS teaching leader's graphic last week to teach about Philippians 1.|
As we move forward, I'm torn between continuing with the kids in a lower level study (for their ages and knowledge) and the alternatives. But, what are those alternatives? I'm anxious to know more about what's available beyond. Yet another question to answer in prayer and the next homeschool conference (GHC-CVG).
Thursday, April 3, 2014
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
CHINA AND THE REST OF THE WORLD
The Kingdom at the Center of the World
Bachman, Great Inventors and Their Inventions: Elias Howe & the Invention of the Sewing Machine
Guerber Story of the Great Republic: Ch. VIII A New President, China, 1735-1796
1796 Chi’en-lung of China abdicates in favor of this son (define abdicate!) (Who is his son? Why his son?)
An imperial edict forbids importing opium to China (Did it work?)
The Rise of the Opium Trade
Bachman, Great Inventors and Their Inventions: Cyrus H. McCormick and the Invention of the Reaper
Guerber Story of the Great Republic: Ch. IX Death of Washington, China
SOTW3CHChapter 39, begins on page 361
The First Opium War
1839 The First Opium War begins
1842 The First Opium War ends with the Treaty of Nanjing
Mara L. Pratt. American History Stories, Volume III. Kindle version, chaptersThe Administration of James Madison , Dolly Madison , The War of 1812 , Hull's Surrender of Detroit , The American Army of Two , The Constitution and the Guerriere , Old Ironsides , The Wasp and the Frolic , The Lost War Sloop , "Don't Give Up the Ship" , The Friendly Foes , A Young Hero , A Lucky Shot , An Adventure of the Ship President , A Story of Sackett's Harbor , A Story of Stonington , Commodore Perry , "Remember the River Raisin" , Our Capital Taken by the English , The End of the War.
Usborne pages: Pgs. 354-355; Changes in China
KHE pages: Pgs. 344-345; The Opium Wars 1830-1864
And now for a little something completely different Art Asia Beautiful day for a walk/bikeride in the park then errands bible study Catch-up week Chemistry Consider this... ESA Favorites Field Trip Highlights first day Food Gardening grammar gumption guest post Health History/Geography homeschool begins Homeschool continues Homeschooling landmark IEW kindergarten under challenging circumstances Languages Latin lego library time LIFE LifeScience literature Logic Stage History logic stage literature logic stage science Marketing Math Hurdling More pictures than words Music Narnia nature study notebook page physics project fair Rainy afternoon reading recycle sailing Science sleeping bag school Sobering SOTW SOTW2 SOTW3 SOTW4 state study Summer break Summer plans Teach to the moment TOG Travel Adventures Tuesday Triumphs volunteering Weekend fun Why we moved to the 3rd largest metro in USA...