Saturday, April 9, 2011

Weekly Wrap-Up: In Which I Post Some Pictures Again

Homeschool: As usual, we had a slow start on Monday, but once things got rolling it turned out to be a good week! Everyone is coming along well in Math and Language Arts, and we had some fun with Science this week by making our own soda!  We had been learning about solutions and suspensions in previous lessons.

I met with a friend on Tuesday to help her plan ahead for her oldest student's high school years, which gave me a chance to take a look at what Spencer has left to cover, and what decisions on coursework we'll have to make soon.

In our co-op class on Thursday afternoon, the students sculpted chessmen from clay, inspired by the Lewis Chessmen and our study of the Scandinavian countires. Kennady and I finally got out the Home Ec book again and made soup for dinner on Thursday evening.

In Other News: Every time I think I'm finally finished with this cold, it comes back for another round. On Monday morning I really felt quite awful, but somehow powered through the day and even made it to a Scentsy fundraiser for our homeschool group. Thankfully on Tuesday I was feeling better again, so maybe this time I really am finished with this bug! I took Kennady to softball practice on Tuesday evening, but could only stay for a little while as I needed to get to choir. I actually made it through an entire choir practice without coughing, and with my voice being almost fully functional! Yay me!!

I convinced everyone (except Harrison, I think) to try Thai style sweet rice with our dinner on Monday, and I thought it was very good.  It was cooked in coconut milk, which gave it a very slight sweetness.  If the kids had helped prepare it, I could have counted it as school!

A roller skating rink in the area held a skate session for homeschoolers on Thursday morning, along with opportunity to buy and sell used curriculum. Several of our friends were planning to attend, and one mom offered to take Landon and Kennady along. So my morning was rather quiet. Spencer and I ran a few errands before meeting everyone at co-op.

On Friday evening Harrison and I went to order his new glasses and contacts, and then I attended a movie night with ladies at our church. We watched Letters to Juliet, which was really very enjoyable.

Saturday morning I paid a brief visit to our local homeschool group's book fair, and was fortunate to find a couple of things to purchase for next year - some middle school Bible curriculum and high school Chemistry from Apologia. Spencer hasn't really said which science he wanted to do next, so it appears I've made the decision for him!


On the Bookshelf:

  • Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

  • In Search of the Lost Ark of the Covenant by Robert Cornuke and David Halbrook

  • Deep Church by Jim Belcher

Finished Twilight of Avalon by Anna Elliott.

Parting Shot:

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="243" caption="Easter egg from last week's co-op"][/caption]

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="319" caption="art from Ukraine"][/caption]


Giggly Girls said...


Annie Kate said...

Apologia Chemistry will keep him out of trouble! But if you find a place to get the 0-100 thermometer without buying the whole (unnecessary) kit, I'd love to know.

I'm glad you're feeling better!

Annie Kate

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