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Plate Tectonics

Second Grade Earth Science:  Our first topic of 2015 was Plate Tectonics.

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The Week of Earthshock

A week full of Islam, Volcanoes, Earthquakes and Jackpots!  Our second week of 2015 was a pretty good one...

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The Week of Enlightenment

Second Grade: Enlightenment

The first week back after our holiday break went surprisingly well.  It was quirky, interesting, frustrating and wonderful.  Here are some of the highlights...

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Cub Scouting

As I mentioned in my last post, Cub Scouts has been Robert's major extracurricular activity so far in second grade.  Since I have tons of pics of THAT stuff, I thought I'd post a bit about what he's been up to.  Oh!!  I forgot to mention that RockerDad and I have become den leaders this year.  It's a lot of work, but it's more rewarding than I ever imagined.  The boys in our den are all amazing kids.  

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The Faceless Ones

Second Grade Disappearing Act

Wow... it's really been a long time since my last post.  New year, or not, I don't think it would be wise (considering my track record) to say that I plan to post more regularly.  :)  I have been terrible at taking school photos this fall/winter, but I'll share a bit of what we've been up to school-wise.  This will mostly be images, since many of these photos are months old, now.

Reading, Writing, Grammar, Spelling

Second Grade Language Arts


Beast Academy, Saxon and Singapore Math

History and Geography

The Fall of Rome and the "Barbarians" (not a term I'm fond of)

Celts... and a battle axe

50 states study began with the U.S. and where we are.


Hands-On:  how centrifugal force of the spinning Earth can make the planet bulge near the equator.

Hands-On: Clay Earth & Axis Tilt  |  Notebooking: Layers of the Earth

Hornet's Nest (at Moo & Papa's house)  and a Praying Mantis (on our porch)

Greek and Latin

This is all I have... the Greek materials.  As you can see, he uses the worktext and I have my own notebook.

Art and Music

There has been more art (both spontaneous and planned) than I can mention in this post.  Unfortunately, I didn't take photos.  Robert has created several manga and other types of books over the past months.  He also likes to create his own 3-D paper... thingies.  LOL... I don't know what to call them.  ;)

Extracurriculars, Playtime, Family... etc...

Cub Scouts has been the main extracurricular activity... he's grown so much since last year.

Basketball season has started... sometimes he plays and sometimes he just goes spastic.

... and then there are days like this..., there you have it.  I am hanging my head in shame over the lack of updating and photo-taking.

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A Peek at Our Homeschool

A Day in the Life of Our Homeschool... 

This is the part of the NOT Back to School Blog Hop that I usually don't do.  The main reason is that I simply can't take pics or keep a play-by-play of a school day.  This post will actually be more like a "Week in the Life," since it covers our first week of school.  Don't run away, yet!  I won't give a detailed account of each day.  I've divided it up into time chunks.  What I've decided to do this year is tell you what should be happening at a given point (per my schedule) vs. what actually happened.  

We'll see how this goes....

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