Thursday, September 23, 2010

My First Weekly Photo Journal

Here's Sean working on his music. He's learning to play the guitar. This week he got a new keyboard that plugs directly into the computer. He loves to write music and mix tracks. He and his friend Jack are working together. Jack is designing a video game and Sean is writing all the music.

Here are the books Sean is working in right now. We only do the history and science once a week but the math, handwriting and Latin are pretty much 4 or 5 times a week. Religion (the red book) is done about 2 or 3 times a week.

I'm writing about Sean first because he's the one who is teaching me how to post photos to my blog!
Here's miz Becky-boo using beads to help her do her Saxon math.
Here are the books we've been using for Becky. The only book you probably can't make out is an old, 1896 edition of James Baldwin's 50 Famous Stories Retold. I am a sucker for antique books. The McGuffey Reader dates from 1919. Wild Animals I Have Known is from 1961. That isn't antique because I was one year old at the time!
Becky is a hands on kind of gal. She likes to bake cookies.
She likes to make up her own arts and crafts projects. This one has a Halloween theme as you can tell. She LOVES Halloween!

She also had a lot of fun playing with pattern blocks this week. (I have no idea why the font keeps switching back and forth!)

Here's a picture Becky drew while I was reading out loud to her.

Here is my cool and groovy 18 year old son, Will, also known as Eli. I believe he was playing Daytripper by the Beatles in this shot.

Here he is playing the piano.
Here he is again, sitting on our screen porch working on his College Plus stuff.

But I can't forget my 15 year old, Josh. He is a quiet introvert, and the middle boy, so he often inadvertently gets overlooked, but he is so good natured, he doesn't care! Anyway, he's a great kid. He so introverted though, he likes to hide behind his hat. I am not kidding or exaggerating either!
He always wears this hat.

Well, surprisingly he isn't wearing it in this photo. He's working on history here.

Here's a photo of his Algebra II test. For some reason it came out sideways. I am novice at all this tech stuff. Really, I have no idea what I am doing!

Anyway, my last photo with be of the credits Sean-o, the 11 yo did for a little DVD he put together. As you can see he needs to work on spelling and capitalization!

I took this picture off the TV. Ron Stevenson is beloved bear puppet that practically an imaginary friend to Becky and Sean, only he's a puppet they love to play with. He's kind of the sixth child in the family! Bill Merry really is supposed to be Murray. Robben is supposed to be Robin.

That's all, folks!


Homeschooling6 said...

Love the pictures!!!

Robyn said...

Congrats on learning to put the pictures in! It was fun to see the kids!

Suburban Correspondent said...

Good job! Although I'm sitting here wondering how you managed to get all the books for one kid together for a photo shoot. I don't think I could pull that off.

Dee said...

Looks like a great week! I love the first pic of your son playing the guitar. My little one keeps asking me for a guitar and a piano. Hmm? We'll see what we do. It looks like you have a house full of artists and musicians! :)

Carrie said...

Wow! You must be so busy, trying to juggle all of that!! Congrats on adding the pics ... I think it adds a lot!!

Daisy said...

Great update! Awesome playing the Beatles!

I like old books, too, and have all those that you've shown this week. Wonderful books.

Your shy 15yo reminds me of my daughter. I have to catch her at just the right moments or she attempts to hide also.

Mandy in TN said...

Great job on the photos! Wasn't that fun?

TechWife said...

Great pictures! One of my goals is to learn how to make my own backgrounds. I don't even know where to start - you are doing great!

Amy said...

Sounds like you have a fun family! The pics are great!

Karen said...

Yippee for pictures! I love seeing what everyone is doing almost as much as reading about it. (I felt ridiculously accomplished when I managed to upload pictures this week. I think I need a life!)

Four Squares said...

Congrats on your photos! Blogging is so much more fun with pics. Your homeschool looks like fun! :)