View Full Version : Loved Smart About Money!
03-12-2008, 05:45 PM
It has been a while since I've posted, but we've been very, very busy doing lots of things, but school.:D Well, actually, it was all very educational, but also very informal.(hiking, wahle watching, trip to San Fransisco etc) Ahhh, the beauty of homeschooling.
We've just finished reading Smart About Money and loved it. My kids have been checking every bill they can put their hands on because they might encounter a fake one.:rolleyes:
We also like Rose's Journal a lot. Especially my dd is into it.
How are you doing?
03-12-2008, 06:35 PM
Ds loved Smart About Money too! I read it out loud to him and he read it to himself as well because he loved it so much.
For whatever reason he doesn't like Rose's Journal (although I personally really like it and all of the illustrations). He liked Hoping For Rain from the middler's pack though (quite a bit) so we used that instead. I thought both books were terrific.
We're currently pushing through week 25 at an accelerated pace (finished week 24 yesterday). We got behind when ds had pneumonia. We were all sooooooooooo sick for so long. I don't believe I've been that sick since I was a child. The kids had never been that sick either. Yikes!
Today when we visited the website about the 1930's stamps mentioned in the IG, I copied the stamp pics into Photoshop and then printed them out for ds's notebook. He wrote the dates underneath (1937 for the Golden Gate bridge, etc.).
We also got caught up on our timeline. We have the WP timeline figures but I also copy pictures of all the book covers, put them into Photoshop on one page together and then print them out/cut/paste them into the timeline.
It's easy to do since we can just visit the WP online shopping pages, and click for a larger pic of the book covers!
I find that looking at the book covers is a great review for ds. After we pasted the most recent ones in he looked over all the previous entries. We have a lot of figures from SL in there that he can't tell you anything about. However as soon as we hit the WP book covers he started making comments like, "Oh I loved that book". :D I love it that he's remembering what we're learning.
Is anyone else using the timeline cards from the IG? I was flipping through mine the other day and am embarrassed to say I forgot all about them, LOL.
Well anyway, that's us. :)
03-12-2008, 07:03 PM
We're in the middle of Smart about Money right now. Both dss are really enjoying it. Older ds especially likes reading about the different kinds of money. And for some reason, he is also liking the Children's Encyclopedia of American History. I have read extra for the last three days. When it's time to read it, he tells younger ds to hush so he can hear.
We wrote letters to their great-uncle today asking about his experiences in World War 2. (He was in the Navy.) I'm planning to incorporate his response into our studies when we reach WW2.
When they were talking to their Grandma today, she told them about having a victory garden during WW2. (She was 13.) I like that they're hearing about family members' experiences. They're making more personal connections that way.
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