In our homeschool... between Christmas activities, late nights (which lead to late start mornings), and the snow days, we didn't get a whole lot of actual studying done this week. Just a little English and Math to keep us going.
|how can I convince this kid to work the equations on a separate piece of paper???|
|collecting unusual icicles|
Music/Art - Kennady's choir practice and her music lesson had to be cancelled this week because of snow, but she had still worked hard practicing. Some members of her choir sang for a local business breakfast on Friday morning. There was a final rehearsal on Saturday afternoon (and I counted it as Phys.Ed. for ME because I did not park wisely. Kennady and I had to climb roughly a bajillion steps - outside in the cold and snow! - before we got to the correct building!) The Winter Celebration concert was on Sunday afternoon and was absolutely wonderful!
Helpful homeschooling tips or advice to share... snow days can be phys.ed. credit!
|attempting body-surfing on ice-covered snow!|
On Thursday night, we got a visit from Santa Claus and his friends at the local volunteer fire department. Funny how the Santa bags of treats delighted even my big kids!
I went with Kennady to her choir concert on Sunday afternoon, which was fantastic!
One of my favorite things this week... For visual beauty, the snow. For musical beauty, the choir concert. Closely followed by the experience of caroling through the neighborhood. A different quality of singing, but I loved that we had this group of about 50 people of all ages participating in the old tradition of caroling, which I suspect is becoming something of a lost art. Also, several of the teen boys went out ahead of the carolers to shovel walks at houses that still needed it done. Just to be neighborly.
Things I'm working on... once I got my oven installed, I was able to work on Christmas baking!! Hooray!! I didn't work nearly as hard as I should have on the housecleaning and holiday preparation things on my to-do list. I got started on some of the things on my bloggy update to-do list - things like getting a Twitter account (which I have little clue what to do with at this point, but I'm figuring it out), and doing some housekeeping things with the pages and labels and all. I'm not getting through the list as fast as I'd like though, and still didn't get to updating my book blog! It's woefully behind.
My posts this week included:
- Scripture and a Snapshot - December 15, 2013
- Virtual Refrigerator: Photography
- Weekly Photo Challenge - The Book Collection
- Eating the Americas - Alfajores
- Christmas Bookshelf
- Beauty Captured - Days 125-131
- Scripture and a Snapshot - December 9, 2013
- Scripture and a Snapshot - December 8, 2013
On the bookshelf...
- Worship on Earth as it is in Heaven - Rory Noland
- Pride and Honour - Nathaniel Burns
- Courting Miss Lancaster -
- Outlander - Diana Gabaldon
- The Housemaid's Daughter - Barbara Mutch
This post is linked at SoYouCallYourselfaHomeschooler.com, at Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers, and at For the Display of His Splendor - see if other homeschoolers had snow days this week.
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