A Peek At Our Week: Solar Science!

In Our Homeschool This Week…
This was our 2nd week back to the swing of things here at the Hoggatt Homeschool. During the day time that is…. Our full schedule will actually begin next week when we add back in our monthly 4-H meeting, weekly dance class and Wednesday night church activities!

In Bible we have continued our study of Genesis. Last week we stopped at the 7th day of creation and this week continued on through the fall. I have really enjoyed this time each morning making what can sometimes seem to be just stories come alive. I am trying to help the girls understand that Adam and Eve’s bad choice has consequences for us today just as their bad choices may have consequences for others also. Along with the fact that God’s love is bigger than any bad choice we have or will make. He had a plan for each of us! That plan involves Jesus!!!! Although we can’t get back into the garden God’s love meets us where we are and bring us back to him!

Science has seamlessly line right up with our Bible study so far! We spent most of the week learning about the sun. Genesis 1:14 says, “God said, “Let there be lights in the vault of the sky to separate the day from the night, and let them serve as signs to mark sacred times, and days and years.” What better way to illustrate the concept that the sun gives us a way to track dates and times then to actually track the time with the sun! So….A Sundial we made! SEE HOW HERE!

We also talked about other ways that the sun helps us and created a solar oven. The girls fixed supper with it on Thursday night….even if it was just hotdogs! haha While not incredibly efficient it did help show that we use the suns heat. I however prefer the quicker microwave preparation!
Friday is test day for our week. This Friday happened to be BIG test day with a phonics, spelling & math test for each of the olders. It was also the final Friday of the month of August. In celebration I planned a “Creation” themed lunch! A great way to wrap up our creation study and move forward to Cain and Abel, as well as celebrate a good test day / end of month. My goal is to try and do a “Friday Fun Food” every other week but at least at the end of the month! Get details of our creation lunch here!
Other lessons went as scheduled and all in all I would call this week a successful week!
In Tot School This Week…
The little continued working on her Apple unit. She is really liking doing “school” with her big sisters! We read “The Little Apple Goat” and she enjoyed coloring a picture of and apple and a goat. She also did her do-a-dot A page and a fun apple stamping craft!
From The Hoggatt Homeschool Kitchen…
Last week I mentioned how a friend of mine gave us a ton of zucchini….Well I ground it up and put most of it into the freezer for the winter months but I couldn’t resist making these yummy Lemon Zucchini Muffins with Lemon Glaze!
Around the “Triple-A-Farm”…
Our weather has been very unpredictable this summer. We spent most of it battling rain and soggy ground. Now it is hot and dry which is more like our typical summer. The soy beans are growing again in the fields and the corn is drying up getting closer to harvest. However, my chickens are not liking the climate change swings. We have had low egg production all summer and this week some very interesting eggs! 
Giant “dinosaur” egg…regular egg…mini egg!

Homeschool Survival…

I am privileged to be one of the new contributing writers for Homeschool Survival! This week I shared encouragement for when things just aren’t going as planned in our homeschool. Believe me Homeschooling isn’t all rainbows and sunshine sometimes! Check out this article and other encouraging posts from HS moms at www.homeschoolsurvival.com
Other Happenings…

Hubby has begun receiving product for next week’s fireworks show at a local race track! Exciting times for Fireworks By Donnie! If you are interested in his hobby and one of our past times make sure to like his facebook page for updates!

I hope this week has brought you many blessings! Have a restful weekend! Have a blessed week ahead!
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3 thoughts on “A Peek At Our Week: Solar Science!

  1. Looks like a super fun week. We will be doing some solar stuff in a few weeks, sunprints for one… Thanks for stopping by my blog. Your link on your disqus account goes back to a broken webpage… just wanted you to know 🙂

    ~ Kara

  2. I love when Bible study lines right up with what is being studied–Creation and science definitely go together! Right now we’re combining Bible reading with ancient history, and it puts everything in a whole different perspective.

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