Thursday, October 23, 2014

50 (More) Days of Home School

A while back I gave you the first 50 Days of Home School.  Here's part two.  I hope you are enjoying these as much as I am!
  1. Teach your children the difference between except and accept.
  2. Begin reading Strawberry Girl.  (It's not just for girls!)
  3. Learn ways to be a good host/hostess and how to be a polite house guest.
  4. Read the 10 Commandments from Exodus and make 10 Commandment posters.
  5. Have the children make up Math tests to give each other.  They will surely make them difficult.
  6. Allow the children to choose a fish or mammal from the sea and learn all about it.
  7. Have your children plan, shop for, and cook dinner for their parents.  Help as little as possible.
  8. Go swimming.
  9. Help your children plant something.  Teach them how to take care of it and over time watch it grow.  Learn the parts of a plant.
  10. Check out an educational DVD from your library.  Watch it and discuss with the kids. 
  11. Trace each child's body on large paper.  Hang on the wall and label body parts.
  12. Have a laundry day.  Everyone learns how to do laundry and helps get all the laundry washed, dried and put away.
  13. Learn some basic Sign Language.
  14. Discuss and memorize Psalm 1 with your children.  Draw pictures to illustrate this passage.
  15. Choose a body part and learn all about it - eye, ear, heart, etc.
  16. Go on a family bike ride.
  17. Have the children write a Haiku today.  
  18. Using manipulatives practice fractions today.  Teach (depending on age) to add or subtract or multiply or divide fractions. 
  19. Using a blank map of the United States begin filling in the states.  Start with where you live, where you have visited, and go from there.
  20. Begin reading Little House in the Big Woods.
  21. Visit an Aquarium.  Have children take their journals with them and jot things down as they go.
  22. Invite a new family from church or in your neighborhood over for dinner.  Have the children help clean and cook and think of ways to make it special.
  23. Play board games today.  Serve snacks.
  24. Help the children work on a science project.  (Manager's choice!)
  25. Write letters today (to cousins, far away friends, grandparents or whomever).  Send in the mail. 
  26. Learn about finding area.  Help the children measure their rooms for new carpet.  (Not that you are getting new carpet - just pretend.)
  27. Decorate thankful posters.  Have the children cover the entire poster with things they are thankful for (pictures or words).   
  28. Teach your children the difference between lose and loose.
  29. Talk about The Lord's Prayer today.  Memorize Matthew 6:9-13 with your children.  
  30. Begin reading Little House on the Prairie.
  31. Teach the children the difference between weather and whether.  While you are at it start Weather Journals.  
  32. Read and discuss a biography on George Washington today.  
  33. Talk about sew and sow.  Discuss what it means to "reap what you sow".  Have children write several examples of reaping and sowing.  
  34. Make graphs today - a favorite day of the week graph, hours in the day and how they are used graph, etc.
  35. For today, learn about Christopher Columbus.  Begin a "Story of America" timeline.
  36. Read a book about Johnny Appleseed.  Take a trip to an apple orchard.
  37. Give each of the children their own check register and teach them how to balance a checkbook.
  38. Do something special for your pastor today - bake, write, draw, shop, mow, rake leaves, etc.
  39. Make homemade pizza today.  While slicing and serving, demonstrate fractions.  
  40. Have the children begin learning a musical instrument.
  41. Begin reading Farmer Boy.  
  42. Discuss what it means to be a good citizen.  Make good citizen posters.
  43. Think of ideas your family can do to help a widow in your church or neighborhood.  Begin one of the things on the list today.  (Call, visit, help with yard work, etc.)
  44. Learn all about your state today - capital, flower, tree, bird, etc.
  45. Play "Beat the Timer" today with Math fact sheets.  Reward hard work with m&ms.
  46. Memorize Galatians 5:22-23 with the children.  Make a "fruit" tree.
  47. Take a long walk in your neighborhood.  Bring along a bag and pick up trash.  
  48. Begin reading Stories of the Pilgrims.
  49. Have the children choose a Bible story and begin preparing a play - costumes, set decor, actor's lines, etc.  Set a date to perform.
  50. Have the children write a letter to a worker in the church (custodian, secretary, ministry director) thanking them for their service.

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