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Timeline and Lapbook for WW2

23 Feb

Today we continued our study on WW2.  I found this amazing Unit Study to add to our studies.  We have been using Tapestry of Grace for 3 years, and I love it!  My oldest son is in Rhetoric, my middle son is in Dialectic, and my youngest son is in Upper Grammar.  I usually try to find something to add to the younger son’s work to make sure he is grasping all the concepts we cover.  He doesn’t like to read a lot, so this proves to be a challenge in TOG because it is literature driven.

However, we do a lot of read a louds and books on tape.  Luckily, we are in Y4, so a lot of his books can be found online.  They  have been interested in history this year because we have been discussing WW1 and WW2.

I came across a great product this week and decided to give it a try.  It is a product from Homeschool In The Woods-Time Travelers.  Here is the link to their website: History Through the Ages.  I printed off the timeline and the timeline figures and got that setup today.  A lot of what we did today was review (as we had already covered through Pearl Harbor in TOG), but I wanted to go back and get the timeline done.

I think the timeline is a great way for them to visualize when these events took place.  They can look at the timeline and see it!

I highly recommend this product!

We will also be doing additional projects over the next few weeks.  Here are just a few of those:

-Victory Garden

-Silly Putty

-Making Bombers

-Salt dough map of Europe


Be Blessed,
Kimberly 🙂


Thomas and Aaron holding their timeline

Timeline and Lapbook-all printables come on the DVD



Welcome to My Blog

18 Feb

I have been wanting to do this for some time now, but I have never quite gotten around to it.  However, with my newfound love on Pinterest, I have been inspired to start my blog and share what we do on our Homeschool Adventure.

This time of year is always a difficult time around here in the Harrell household.  I guess you could say it is somewhat like the “winter blues.”  I find myself lost in clutter, wondering if I’ve covered everything that I wanted to cover, and then with our ministry we start getting ready for our spring and summer mission trips.

What God has taught me the past couple of weeks is that my children are learning-I may not get everything checked off the “scope and sequence,” but I am learning to cut myself a little slack.  Here is what my boys have been working on since the New Year in addition to their “book studies”:

-Planting some herbs-they are sitting on our kitchen window sill.  We plan to move them outside when it gets warmer

-Watching their bean sprout roots in a plastic bag

-Taking meals to the elderly and shut-ins through Meals on Wheels once a month

-Visiting there Grandma and spending a few days with her (she lives 5 hours away)

-My 2 oldest boys have been busy studying in their Civil Air Patrol, and have ranked up twice.  They have been learning about leadership skills, drills, team work, and aerospace!

-Worked on our timeline for WW1 and are now moving into WW2

-My youngest son made a salt dough map of Europe before WW2

There are many more things that we have done, these are just a few.

My goals as we look to finish our year out are to continue to work on organization and lesson planning.  It is good to have a plan.  I have incorporated the workbox system, and it works well.

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