Social Studies - we used a Caribbean tourist guide to learn a little more about some of the islands in the southern part of the Caribbean Sea, and read a book about Barbados.
English - I finally got my hands on a copy of the collection of poems and short stories Kennady needed for her Literature study, so she worked on that this week. She was a little stumped on a question on Edward Lear's nonsense poem "The Jumblies". I guess you need to know what a sieve IS before you can grasp how unlikely it would be for the jumblies to sail to sea in one!
|Oh!!!! Now I get it!|
In other news... We had friends over for the evening on Monday and really enjoyed spending some time with them. They visit family here a couple times a year, so we don't get to see them often. They have two little boys that are so much fun - and those boys are fascinated by our cat!
We had plenty of snow on Wednesday evening, and the temperatures dropped quite a bit. It's not bad now, but I hear we are in for much colder weather again at the beginning of the week, and maybe more snow too.
One of my favorite things this week... getting some wonderful news from a good friend! She has been battling cancer for several months now, and just got results from an MRI showing that the cancer has shrunk to just one tiny spot! The chemo treatments are nearing an end and we are looking forward to celebrating with her once she's finished and has beaten the cancer!
Things I'm working on... some housecleaning, and I took a hard look at my blog planner this week and started thinking ahead to upcoming blog hops and carnivals.
My posts this week included:
- Homeschooling Highlights from 2013
- First Day - January 2014
- Our Slightly Weird Word for 2014
- Beauty Captured - Days 151-152
- Scripture and a Snapshot - December 29, 2013
- Pride and Honour - Nathaniel Burns
- The Gossamer Cord - Philippa Carr
- The Scarlet Pimpernel - Baroness Orczy
- Her Royal Spyness - Rhys Bowen
Finished Outlander by Diana Gabaldon and Courting Miss Lancaster by Sarah M Eden.
A parting shot...
This post is linked at SoYouCallYourselfaHomeschooler.com, at Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers, and at For the Display of His Splendor - see how other homeschoolers welcomed the new year!
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