Landon shared a science lesson with us...
Yeah, I didn't get it at first either. Let me help you out.
|a group of cells is|
|a tissue. And a group of tissues is|
|an organ. Groan.|
In other news... Since the boys were away, I decided to do some special things with Kennady during the week, since it was just the two of us while Dad was at work. We decided to call it Kamp Kennadyanne and we had a lot of fun with it. Kamp Kennadyanne activities included a movie night (we watched Pride and Prejudice), lunch out at Chick-fil-A, shopping, worship team practice, ice cream night, computer camp day, walk and bike parent night, and pizza night. I'm thinking Kamp Kennadyanne activities will spill over into this week as well because we have Canada Day, Kennady's birthday, and Independence Day so those will all need to be celebrated!
One of my favorite things this week... time with Kennady, especially watching the movie together.
Things I'm working on... My Five Goals from last week. Here's my update:
And my Five Goals for this week:
- Lesson Planning - worked on it, but didn't finish getting things into the Tracker.
- Spending time with Kennady - this pretty much trumped everything else on my list, and we had a great time at Kamp Kennadyanne!
- Decluttering and housework - progress, but there's always more to do!
- Tidy email and document files - got started on it, but ultimately had to surrender the computer to other people and to power outages before I finished.
- Daily routine - I think I have one figured out that will work. We'll find out this week!
This post is linked at: Our Hearts and Home: 5 Weekly Goals
- Celebrations! Canada Day (today) and Independence Day, and Kennady's birthday. I will be planning something special for each of these occasions.
- New project we're working on at church - we've been looking at launching a food ministry and this week we are planning to start setting it up, and will be having a lunch meeting on Sunday to coordinate this and other outreach and missions efforts.
- Lesson planning - will do my best to get a few more things into the Tracker and ready to go!
- Reviews and other bloggy things - I've got three reviews to complete during the first half of the month and we're hard at work at those right now, and I need to get working on some things for later in the month as well.
- Housework - if Kennady is having guests for her birthday, and if I'm to host the lunch meeting on Sunday, I need to get a few things cleaned up!
A link to share...
I came across this article this week, asking a question that has come up among some of my friends lately - Is cursive writing dead? How important is it for kids to learn to read and write in cursive in our modern age? My opinion is that they still need to learn to read it, and they should be able to write in cursive. It certainly won't hurt them to learn, and I think it has some benefits too. That said, I don't require my kids to use any particular style when they write. I only require that it is generally legible, and how they achieve that is up to them.
On the bookshelf...
- Sticky Faith (parent and youth leader versions) by Dr Kara E Powell and Chap Clark, Ph.D.
- The Stones Cry Out by Randall Pierce
- The Spirit Well by Stephen R Lawhead
- Adventures in the Rocky Mountains by Isabella Bird
- Grave Consequences by Lisa T Bergren
- Deep & Wide by Andy Stanley
Read and blogged about: North By Northanger by Carrie Bebris; Beauty and The Beast by Jenni James; and Sleeping Beauty by Jenni James. Previously read books that I blogged about: The Map Across Time by C.S. Lakin and A British Bride By Agreement by Therese Stenzel.
A parting shot...
This post is linked at SoYouCallYourselfaHomeschooler.com - see the adventures of other homeschoolers this week!
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