Saturday, January 16, 2016

Homeschool Weekly - Catching Up Edition

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In our homeschool . . . we finally put together a really productive week of schoolwork, so I was very pleased with how much the kids got done! We sorted out where we were supposed to be with Composition, and I feel a lot better about getting the course completed by the end of the year. Grammar was another story. I'd hoped to get into that starting on Monday, but although I'd updated the assignment lists so we knew what we had to do, I somehow couldn't coordinate with either kid to sit down and work on it. So believe it or not, I'm going to try and do it today. I know - crazy train. Whatever. It has to get done.

Landon is still doing a good job with Science and History, and should be able to finish Drafting within a couple weeks, if he sticks to the schedule from now on. A bit after the end of first semester, but if he's near the end I'll award the credit.

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Kennady worked on Health and Literature quite a bit this past week, so we'll turn our focus to Geography and make sure she's on track with that next.

In other news . . . it was a quiet week, for the most part, although busy with guitar lessons, choir rehearsals, Civil Air Patrol, and church activities as usual. Kennady went to a birthday party yesterday, and I had some time to do a bit of shopping and treat myself to a Starbucks while she was there. Well, it was technically Landon that treated me to a Starbucks, because I used a gift card he had given me for Christmas. He knows me well.

Organizing Our Homeschool Challenge . . . I'm not gonna lie, I basically ignored this week's challenge, which was to sort and organize our books. It's not that my books don't need going through, it's more that there was no way I had time to commit to a job that big this week. Plus I was also in denial and didn't want to face it. I did reduce my book collection quite a bit last year, and have my homeschool books in pretty decent shape. So I'm kidding myself that I can put this project off for a little bit. Don't judge.

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On the bookshelf . . .

The Painter's Daughter by Julie Klassen
Worship Changes Everything by Darlene Zschech
 A Taste of Traditional Regency Romances: Extended excerpts of Regency novels (Bluestocking League Book 1) by Gail Eastwood, Camille Elliot, April Kihlstrom, Vanessa Riley, Regina Scott
White Nights and Other Stories by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

I finished Odd Thomas: An Odd Thomas Novel by Dean Koontz and reviewed it on my book blog, Just A SecondYou can find other reviews and book-related things there as well.

A parting shot . . . 

 Weekly Wrap-Up   Biblical Womanhood - Christian Fellowship Weekend

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Anonymous said...

I'm always very excited when we have a week that feels productive. It's hard getting back in the groove the first couple of weeks after the holidays :-)

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