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These are some of the most fun and/or interesting projects and activities we did for the 5th Grade School Year (2010-2011) using the Oak Meadow Curriculum.

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1/7/11

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Making our Own Candles (Ben Franklin Unit)

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12/20/10

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Making A Tin Lantern (Paul Revere Unit) and Making Our Own Paper

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11/23/10

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Making Our Own Butter and Making A No-Sew Sock Baby Doll

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11/4/10

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Experiencing What Printing Was Like In Colonial Times

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11/3/10

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Making A Clay Pinch Pot

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9/24/10

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Burying Some Items In The Backyard... and:

10/15/10

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Digging Up The Items We'd Buried To See If Anything Decomposed


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10/12/10

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Making A Johnny Cake Recipe

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10/3/10

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Setting Up A Simple Worm Bin, and Some Simple Nature Crafts

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10/2/10

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Making A Hard Tack Recipe

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9/28/10

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A (Funny!) Drawing Of The Mayflower

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9/25/10

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Making A Diorama of Jamestown

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9/21/10

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Making A Pocohontas Paper Bag Puppet

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These Entries Depict A Multi-Media Forest Mural, Which Was Completed Over Several Days In September, 2010:

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9/15/10

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Using A Shadow Stick

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9/10/10

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Making Our Own Compass

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9/6/10

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Making A Back To School Wreath, And Setting Up A Seasonal Table/Tank

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THINGS YOU MIGHT WANT TO KNOW ABOUT:


THE FAMILY:

Shawn - 40, Husband, Dad, Tattoo Artist, Body Piercer, Business Owner, Saltwater Aquarium Enthusiast, Cook, Mr. Fix-It.

Nance - 40, Wife, Homeschooling Mom, Bookworm, Writer, Field Tripper, List Maker, Planner, Chauffeur, Oak Meadow Enthusiast.

Melissa - 22, Special Needs. Is in a sheltered workshop/life skills day program. Likes music, movies, shopping, and reading.

Alexa - 13, Left public school in March of 2009 and has been home since, happily homeschooling with Oak Meadow and an eclectic mix of other things. Currently in 7th grade. Enjoys reading, arts and crafts, Girl Scouts, Judo, singing and music, doing her nails, and being with friends.

Ben - 8, Has never been to any outside school. Currently doing 2nd grade at home. Enjoys computer, video and board games, silly jokes, soccer, rough-housing, and occasional cuddling and reading.

Adelaide - Born 8/28/13! :)

We are a relaxed/eclectic, secularly homeschooling, liberal family living in Pennsylvania and thoroughly enjoying Life Without School!

CURRENT CURRICULUM/MATERIALS:

Alexa is using: Oak Meadow 7 World History; Oak Meadow 7 English; Oak Meadow Basic Earth Science; Story of the World Middle Ages; and Teaching Textbooks Math 7.

Ben is using the Oak Meadow 2nd Grade curriculum, Reading Eggs, and doing some workbook type stuff.

I'm a pretty relaxed homeschooler. We do school around life, not life around school. We use mainly a fun, hands on curriculum that isn't overly time consuming and isn't dry or textbookish, and we're always willing to drop it for the time being if something fun, interesting, or educational comes up outside the house. Living is learning!


ABOUT ME & MY BLOG:

Welcome To My Blog!


MY ARTICLES, ESSAYS, & RAMBLES:

The ABCs Of Relaxed Homeschooling

A Perfect Day

Affidavits, Objectives & Samples, Oh My!

A Kindergarten Dropout

Homeschooling, A Year Later

Preschool Or Not?

I Wouldn't Have It Any Other Way

A Day In The Life Of A New Homeschooler

Homeschool Poem

What Does A Homeschooler Do Every Day?

What Does A Homeschooler Do Every Day Part 2

What About Socialization?

Why Homeschool?!

Dear Judy Molland

What I Really Mean When I Say I Homeschool


MY REVIEWS:

Funnix Beginning Reading Program Review

Getting Started With Spanish Review

Growing, Growing Strong Review

Insect Lore Negative Review

Life of Fred Math Review

Little Passports Review

Meet The Masters Review

Movie Review: Snowmen

Oak Meadow Review

Sentence Composing For Elementary School Review

Story Of The World Review

Teaching Textbooks Math Review

Times Tales Review

Typing Instructor For Kids Platinum Review


OUR BOOK LOGS:

Alexa's Third Grade Book Log

Alexa's Fourth Grade Book Log

Alexa's Fifth Grade Book Log

Alexa's Sixth Grade Book Log, Year 1

Alexa's Sixth Grade Book Log, Year 2

Alexa's Seventh Grade Book Log

Ben's Pre-K Book Log

Ben's Kindergarten Book Log

Ben's First Grade Book Log

Ben's Second Grade Book Log


SCHEDULE SAMPLES:

Oak Meadow Kindergarten Schedule Sample, With Pics

Oak Meadow 4th Grade Schedule Sample, With Pics

Oak Meadow 5th Grade Schedule Sample, With Pics

Our 6th Grade Stretched Over Two Years Plan

Some Of Our Most Fun/Interesting Projects & Activities, Oak Meadow 5th Grade


USEFUL FORMS & THINGS:

Homeschool Affidavit

Homeschool Objectives, Elementary and Secondary Level

Homeschool Portfolio

Summary, To Include With Portfolio, Example 1

Summary, To Include With Portfolio, Example 2

Standardized Test Results


MISC:

Books Featuring Homeschooled Characters, Titles A-I

Books Featuring Homeschooled Characters, Titles J-R

Books Featuring Homeschooled Characters, Titles S-Z

52 Books In 52 Weeks, Mom & Daughter Style, 2011

Homeschooling Quotes & Funnies

Our Fresh Air Fund Experience

Funny Things Alexa Has Said

Funny Things Ben Has Said

My Favorite Links

How I Got Alexa's Eczema Under Control!

My TTC, Pregnancy, and Miscarriage Saga, PART 1

My TTC, Pregnancy, and Miscarriage Saga, PART 2

UPDATED!My TTC, Pregnancy, and Miscarriage Saga, Part 3UPDATED!

The Family Who Wouldn't Change The Toilet Paper

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