We’re BAAAAACK!! (Ep #65, 11/6/17)

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In this episode, the moms talk about their long absence, and share what resources they are using this school year with their children.


Links in this Episode:


MaevedragonCreations.com (Maeven’s new website!)

Homeschool Moms’ Depression/Anxiety Support

Homeschool Moms with ADD/ADHD

Weepyking (Aaron’s website!)

DeviantArt (Aaron’s art)

YouTube channel (Aaron’s videos)

Red Bubble (Aaron’s products)

I Need Some Space

Fresno Music Academy & Arts

The Animation Course

Innoved

Forestiere Underground Gardens


Resources we are using:


Tina

Homeschool Planet w/Brave Writer Lifestyle Plan


Tyren (7th Grade)

Language Arts: Brave Writer: The Writer’s Jungle, Boomerang, Sequential Spelling online, copywork, journal, blog

Math: Math Mammoth, Splash Math, Speed Game, Right Start Math Games, other math games

Social Studies: Civil War, Crash Course World History, historical fiction & picture books, learn about holidays as they occur, projects, learn about current events as they happen

Geography: Mapping the World by Heart, Amazing Race, puzzles, projects!

Science: Pandia Press Chemistry, Steve Spangler Science Club kits, NOVA, NOVA ScienceNOW, documentaries, nature hikes, Makers Club, projects!

 

Art: Discovering Great Artists, Great American Artists for Kids , Picturing the Past, projects, art kits, photography/art projects (stop motion, video editing…)

Junipine Morning (Art Subscription Box company owned by Tina & Beckie’s awesome friend 😉 )

Music: drum lessons, playing a variety of music regularly

And field trips and friend time!!


Maeven (11th Grade)

Business: Continue working on website (learn more WordPress), continue working on digital art (learn more Photoshop, use YouTube and Lynda.com, as needed.), continue: Micro Business for Teens curriculum, by Carol Topp

Language Arts: Continue: Help for High School by Brave Writer, copywork, journal, blog

Math: Dave Ramsey’s Foundations in Personal Finance, High School Edition for Homeschool

Social Studies: Civil War, Crash Course World History, historical fiction & picture books, learn about holidays as they occur, projects, learn about current events as they happen

Geography: Mapping the World by Heart, Amazing Race, puzzles, projects, learn about current events as they happen

Science: NOVA, NOVA ScienceNOW, documentaries, nature hikes, Makers Club, projects!

Art: Continue pursuing her art and handcrafts

And field trips and friend time!!


Aaron (10th Grade)

Strongmind Educational Platform

Lesson Plan Ninja

Burt Brock’s Big Ideas


Jack (6th Grade)

Moving Beyond The Page, ages 9-11

Aleks

Innoved


Books of the Week:


Tina

Tyren

Pax, by Sara Pennypacker

Maeven

The Girl Who Drank the Moon, by Kelly Barnhill
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, by Ransom Riggs (supposedly currently reading)

Read aloud to both kids

Amelia’s War, by Ann Rinaldi
The Colossus Rises, Lost in Babylon, The Tomb of Shadows (books 1-3, of 7, of Seven Wonders series) by Peter Lerangis
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, by E.L. Konigsburg
The Graveyard Book, by Neil Gaiman
The Amber Spyglass (His Dark Materials #3), by Philip Pulman
The Secret Keepers, by Trenton Lee Stewart (currently reading)

Me

Enslaved by Ducks, Bob Tarte
The Girl Who Drank the Moon, by Kelly Barnhill
The Time of Fireflies, by Kimberley Griffiths Little
The Peculiar, The Whatnot, by Stefan Bachmann
Island of the Aunts, Eva Ibbotson
Dragonflight, Dragonquest, White Dragon, All the Weyrs of Pern, Dolphins of Pern, The Skies of Pern, by Anne McCaffrey
Dragonsdawn, by Anne McCaffrey


Beckie

Me

Seveneves by Neal Stephenson

The Fireman by Joe Hill

Locke and Key by Joe Hill

The Body Reader by Anne Frasier

The Girl with All the Gifts and The Boy on the Bridge by M.R. Casey

Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman

Horrorstor by Grady Hendrix

Raising my Rainbow by Lori Duran

Gwendy’s Button Box by Stephen King

Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler

What it Means When a Man Falls From the Sky by Lesley Nneka Arimah (LeVar Burton Reads Podcast!)

We Are Legion by Dennis Taylor

Pawn of Prophecy by David Eddings

Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace (currently reading)


Links of the Week:


Tina

Kristina Kuzmic’s (Truth Bomb Mom) Facebook Page, website, YouTube Channel, Instagram

Biddy Bedtime Stories

 

Beckie

Edx.org

The Rise of Superheroes and Their Impact on Pop Culture


This episode is sponsored by:

Moving Beyond the Page – homeschool curriculum for hands-on, creative, and gifted learners. Learn more at www.movingbeyondthepage.com.

Math Mammoth – Publisher of student directed math worktexts that all the Savvy Homeschool Kids use. Learn more at www.mathmammoth.com.

Pandia Press – Publisher of REAL Science Odyssey and History Odyssey. Check out their fantastic Try Before you Buy! Learn more at www.pandiapress.com.

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