"Thought breeds thought; children familiar with great thoughts take as naturally to thinking for themselves as the well-nourished body takes to growing; and we must bear in mind that growth, physical, intellectual, moral, spiritual, is the sole end of education." ~ Charlotte Mason

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Weekly Wrap Up: Board Game Afternoon!

For the past couple of weeks we've been battling the flu in our house.  It took us out, and although we schooled on and off for the past week and half; this is the first full week we have been back to the complete swing of things. :)   We're just finishing up British Columbia in Geography this week, using the WOW Canada Book.  They have been creating post cards about BC, which I will post once the kids are finished  doing them.  

We finished up the section on The Fur Traders in Canada.  It took longer then I would have liked because we had been sick.  They worked on their history timelines and we read out loud from the Discovering Canada Series: Fur Traders, doing some of the activities in the book as well.  

Book Club Book: The Silver Chair
We finished off our read a loud for book club.  As always I am completely amazed by CS Lewis' works.  The Biblical imagery in his books is incredible and the kids have been able to identify it quickly.  Not only can they identify it, but they grasp it and talk about it frequently.   We used the companion book: ROAR to help guide us through our chapter readings.

Board Games
We ended our week with a board game afternoon with another home school family.  We spent the afternoon playing board games and eating lots of snacks! lol  It was a great time and I would like to do that more often.   We shared a meal together afterward as well!  It was a wonderful way to end the week. :)

We are linked up with Hammock Tracks and Weird Unsocialized Homeschoolers this week!


  1. Board game afternoons are a great idea with other families. It seems that most families don't know just how fun board games can be! Or is a dying past-time with all the electronic gadgets out there? We spent hours yesterday playing Skip-bo and Monopoly with some friends down the road. Good times!

    1. We LOVE skip-bo here! One of our favorites. Board Games are a wonderful pass time. :) Good to hear more people enjoying that. ;)

  2. Oh we love board games too! One of our favorites is "Settlers Of Catan." And I agree, what a great idea to get other families together to play. :)

  3. We are a definite board game family. I wrote up several posts about a few of our math games. You can check it out here if you are interested http://totplay.blogspot.com/search/label/Games. I hope to invite homeschool families over once the new house is finished for some board game fun. I am seriously addicted. I have another post going up mid March about even more games. As a child we never played games together . . . boyeee did I miss out. My daughter will remember playing games and spending quality time together as a family.

    1. We play lots of math games with our Right Start program. The kids have always loved them and it makes learning easier!


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