One particular thing I was particularly proud of Caleb for doing is that he decided to enter a contest where he has to read a book and write a report about the book. The contest is a national contest and is part of the Cub Scouts. Caleb struggles in reading. He has dyslexia and we have finally found our groove together for him to progress out of a spot he has been stuck in. Well he could have picked a really easy book to do this report on. Instead he picked a challenging book. So he will be reading and writing a report. Other things we did we did a fire drill, worked in the garden, had a surprise of going to a parade, saw praying mantis in the garden, picked out pumpkins, another camp out, baking cookies, a pack meeting for both boys where Caleb collected 18 awards and Simeon received his first award, as well as so much more. Of course we also did reading and math, but they are not nearly as fun to share with you as these parts of the week are. Once again here are some pictures of the week for you to enjoy.
Camping out is so much fun and is a great way to get out in nature. A component of Charlotte Mason education is nature study. The camp out in this picture included a five mile hike where they learned a lot from the Boy Scouts who were leading this group of Cub Scouts.
As Charlotte Mason educators we have a garden as part of our schooling. There are so many unplanned, spontaneous learning opportunities. For example this praying mantis found in one of the green bean patches.
If things done in the public school can cross over into Cub Scouts then the two can cross over in our homeschool. Many learning activities we do came from Cub Scouts either directly or indirectly.
Caleb is working on his spelling.
Cooking is also a recommended part of the Charlotte Mason education so we baked cookies as part of our school day one day this past week. Ranger Cookies (Lone Ranger cookies as Simeon calls them), Peanut Butter Cookies, and Snicker doodles.
Simeon waiting for the parade. We stopped our school day short when we realized one morning that in the afternoon there was a homecoming parade just two blocks from our house.
One of my pet peeves is when someone says home schooled children are not socialized (as if we are raising them under a rock and they have no contact with the outside world or something). Here is a picture of my "unsocialized" home schooled child socializing with one of his friends.
Here is another picture of my "Unsocialized" home schooled child socializing with not only one friend, but 2 friends. If I had posted more pictures then I would have had 5 more friends he socialized with that afternoon.
Simeon thought this part of the parade was funny.
We liked the go cart in the parade.
Some of those in this Alumni band I went to high school with.