Friday, September 23, 2011

Wrapping Up Week #5

This week's memory verse was Philippians 2:14-15 and it was very appropriate because I didn't really want to do much (just keeping it real). I am blaming it on the rain and lack of sunshine. It is still raining as I sit here and type this. But hey, I am trying really hard to "do everything without complaining." Even my youngest daughter said today, "Mommy, I'm tired. I think it's because the sun isn't out yet." Oh dear, I don't think the sun came out much at all this week. However, we did manage to accomplish a lot this week and have some fun too!

You can see L on the left doing math. We are using a lot less paper around here with our math lessons. We are using the whiteboard, online resources, and hands-on math games. I think this is making math a lot more fun and I enjoy making a lot less copies. On the right, L is reading some new readers we pulled out. The books are getting more difficult and she is progressing very well.

The older two are busy reading too. T finished up reading "A Case for a Creator for Kids" last week and has started "A Case for Christ for Kids" this week. K is still really into "Encyclopedia Brown" books and I catch her reading them a lot in her spare time. With all the reading that goes on around here, I have no doubt the kids will be cashing in their Book-It! coupons each month (which arrived in the mail this week). Do you participate in Pizza Hut's Book It! program?

On Wednesday morning we got a lot of schoolwork done and then Heath and I surprised the children by taking them to the library and out to eat lunch at Chili's. It was a nice little break in the middle of our week.

T is continuing with his drum lessons on Thursday evenings. This is how he was dressed before he left that evening.

We are now reading "Little House on the Prairie." The kids are working on some pretty cool projects right now to go along with our unit study. I will share pictures next week when the project is complete. Here's a sneak peek at what we're working on.

How was your week? To read more weekly wrap up posts, head over to Weird Unsocialized Homeschoolers.

1 comment:

Mary Prather said...

Drum lessons! Fun!

It has rained most of the week here, too...and I totally sympathize with that blah feeling!

Here's to a weekendcof sunshine!