Week two wrap up!!

We had a second great week in homeschooling! Everything is coming together really well so far, and the new schedule we are using (block scheduling for history/science on alternating days) is going really well. This year, we are doing all our “together” subjects in the morning (Bible, history, science) and our individual subjects in the afternoon. This is working well for us so far, because the boys are more apt to pay attention and work together in the morning, and in the afternoon, they are able to go at their own pace and finish up their schoolwork as fast or slow as they want. Last year we did the opposite, and it seemed that if someone got bogged down in an individual subject, it threw off our whole afternoon!

In history this week we learned about the War of 1812 and the Erie Canal. We made a lapbook project about the war, which you can see here: