Our Newest Addition and History Updates

If you follow Dawn Peluso, Schoolin’ Swag on Facebook then you know we have had a busy few weeks in our home. We welcomed our fourth child on February 21st. We have been blessed with a fairly smooth delivery and recovery. I’ve been spending most of my days taking care of him and finding our families new ‘normal’. Over the next few weeks, I plan to get back into the swing of things and post more resources on Facebook. I also hope to get back into our regular blog posts for history and book reviews.

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After he was born we took the rest of the week off of school to settle in and rest. However, we have done a modified school schedule since then. Prior to him being born I had modified the children’s regular weekly contract (I thought I was finished….) to give them a contract that could be done without a lot of assistance on my part during these first few weeks. This has been a real blessing in keeping them on a loose schedule and moving forward while still allowing me to focus on the needs of the baby.

My husband took over most of the history lessons for the last couple of weeks. We were working on the Industrial Revolution and the Wright Brothers. We kept things fairly simple by using dinner time conversations and several documentaries to finish up that section of history. For the Wright Brothers we used a video on demand from the NC History Museum.  We used some of the episodes of the Men Who Built America to cover the Industrial Revolution. These series has excellent information but some of the episodes do show some violence or have language that you may find inappropriate for your children, so please screen them before sharing with your children to make sure they are appropriate for your family. We personally skip a couple of the episodes but find the others to be a great resource. We also had a chance to play a game from Homeschool in the Woods that covers the Industrial Revolution and World War I. I’ll be sharing a full review of that game and another fun product in an upcoming post.

I have posted several reviews over the last couple of weeks and have a giveaway going on for a free set of Pencil Grip Magic Stix Markers.

When you sign up for our free resource library you will get a link and password to the library, we are adding to the library each month with new items. You will also get a bi-weekly newsletter email to keep you up to date on what we have going on.

Resource Library 

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Deals and Freebies:

Free St. Patrick’ s Day Unit Study

Free Art Lesson for the Green Ember: I’m so excited for this free art lesson from one of my favorite art programs that goes along with one of our favorite book series! https://www.facebook.com/events/212167569367588/ Anyone else love the Green Ember Series? (http://amzn.to/2FZELJe aff)

Check out some other posts over at this week’s Homeschool Highlights!

Homeschool Coffee Break

 

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