Saturday, March 12, 2011

Weekly Wrap-Up: In Which We Stay the Course

Homeschool:  Last week's "boot camp" went a long way to getting us back on track! Monday mornings are always tough to face, but at least we were not already way behind when we did finally finish breakfast and get out our books. On Tuesday Landon and Kennady were ready to start our study of India, although we still have some Japanese art projects to finish. We also started putting together a science project on water recycling, but will need a couple of things to actually get it going.

As of Wednesday I felt like maybe we are truly caught up! (Landon and Kennady anyway, and Spencer is just about there!) There is still some grading to do before I can say that with certainty, but things are looking better.

Thursday's Art and Geography at co-op was a God's Eye craft - remember those? And we talked about Latin America. Landon and Kennady made apple crisp in their cooking class, and told me it was delicious. So I hope they brought home the recipe!

I personally lacked the motivation to get much done on Friday, having been sick enough Thursday to go to bed as soon as we got home from co-op. But I did make sure the kids put in some time on their work, and we even did a short Science lesson.  I am going to try to convince the kids to do a little Math and Language Arts on the weekend, and maybe we'll do one more Science lesson as well, so that we'll be freed up to take a little road trip on Monday. 8-)

In Other News:  We woke up to snow on the ground on Monday! it wasn't a surprise to us, because I was driving in it as I took the boys back and forth to hockey on Sunday night. Fortunately it melted quickly and didn't affect plans for the rest of the day, which was important to me because our homeschool Encouragement Group meeting was scheduled for that evening. 8-)

Finally - choir practice! Some of the pieces felt like I hadn't seen them before, it seemed like so long since we'd had a practice.

Harrison had another eye doc appointment on Wednesday afternoon, this time to get new contacts. So far he likes them, and we are hoping that with only one more visit we can settle on these. However, we have not seen the bill... =8-O

Rain and more rain during the week - and flood warnings for much of the surrounding areas.

On My Bookshelf:

  • Miniatures and Morals: The Christian Novels of Jane Austen by Peter Leithart

  • Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

  • Patrick by Stephen Lawhead

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

  • Twilight of Avalon by Anna Elliott

Finished In Search of the Mountain of God: The Discovery of the Real Mount Sinai by Robert Cornuke and David Halbrook and Dark Moon of Avalon by Anna Elliott

Parting Shot:

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Annie Kate said...

I hate it when we are behind at the start of the week.

It's much better to work hard and be caught up by then. Or sometimes I do it the easy way, and change the requirements. Shhhh! That often comes back to haunt us, though.

I hope this week has been as good.


Annie Kate

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