Friday, August 26, 2011

Weekly Wrap Up: Day 23-30

Last week we did school on Mon, Wed and Fri and then Kate and I were off to choir camp. BUT (and I didn't count this in my school day count) Dave did some school with Matt and Emily! I have NO pictures which makes me sad...

He had them do all their online work and math and he of course did logic with them, but most exciting he did skills with them.. and the skill they learned


oh but wasn't my son excited!  He was bursting when I came through the door, waiting to show me! 

on to this week...


 was a NOT BACK TO SCHOOL HOLIDAY- Mom kept the kids Sunday night and Monday for Dave and I to have date time... it didn't really end up that way on Monday but all is good!

Tuesday-- up bright and early to get the school work started!

This week is different because I have a fourth child all week!  Miss Mary Faith!  She will just be doing school work with us all week!!! 

We knocked out the school work today--- not that we did it SOOO fast but that we accomplished everything!  We just did so much! 

  • We worked on our Northeast State Study-- which was fun because it included New York for Mary Faith- which is where her mom and dad are.
  • we got to our first review for English and the kids are still having a little bit of trouble but are doing MUCH better than I expected.  I really like the Rod and Staff
  • we of course did math...

  • the girls worked on Rod and Staff Bible which I am using for Emily's reading..
  • we worked our way backwards through Swimming Creatures of the Fifth Day to do fish!  We used this opportunity to get a new school pet.. a beta.  Kaitlin had gotten a tank for Christmas but the beta died after like one day and we never replaced it....YES WE ARE THE DEATH HOUSE FOR PETS.  But anyhoo we are trying again! 

 this is the new class pet---- isn't he pretty or handsome whatever you wish to say!

a BIG btw.. still and even more IN LOVE with the schedule wall...  Really.  LOVE IT!  


The kids felt the love because I made pancakes!  GOOD MOMMY!

We started our day our with our Proverbs--- we met the Sluggard today!  I shall reference him often!

We worked on our scripture memory work for Bible--- so much!!!

The kids each did their devotions--- need to find a new devotion book for Kaitlin soon!

After that the kids worked on math and got dressed then it was pretty much time to leave!  We had history at Amy's but I had to go take Dave something and get to Amy's before lunch for the kids to play... because my niece Kirsten gave me a sad song and dance about not having enough time to play with her cousins... and how on EARTH can you resist this girl!

History was exciting as we started our new curriculum ALL AMERICAN HISTORY vol. 2.

It is VERY DRY... but I don't care!  I am adding awesome, wonderful living books and THIS IS my spine!    We started with the prelude to the civil war and will start the Civil War in about three weeks....


Wow... we did a lot today! I got up at 7:00 and didn't lay back on my bed until 10:25!  Whooo!

We did school work this morning, Bible, devotions, math, English and then Emily, Mary Faith and I worked on a lap book about New York City!

We learned about transportation in New York City, why it's called the Big Apple, the 5 boroughs, a little about 9/11, Ellis Island and immigration, Lady Liberty, we mapped out a lot of places that Becky had gone, we tried some NEW YORK recipe's and looked at the weather report for today vs. here in Texas.

Meet OUR Lady Liberty's

Some of the recipes we tried from New York are:

Coney dogs/ with chili and cheeze whiz, which we ate with bagel chips!

We tried an egg cream--- not our favorite! (hence the grimace)

Egg Cream:
chocolate syrup


We also had New York Cheesecake!!!! Yummo!

We swam awhile at Mom's.... relaxing after the sun went down some.


Okay a little bit later start this morning but we were out late!  One of the privileges of home schooling....

We were going to do our upside down Schedule wall thing but ended up NOT!  We did devotions, the girls finished their New York lap book, we played math games.... and that was about it!

Emily and Mary Faith played Who gets to the top of the Empire State Building first... in honor of NY!

I had a doctors appointment (third and hopefull last needle in skull treatment!), we did some chores and the kids watched Pollyanna--- we were in need of the GLAD game.

Tonight for dinner we had Russo's NEW YORK pizza (plus I didn't have to cook) and thus ended our New York study!

It was a full week! Go check out what everyone else did this week at Weird, unsocialized Homeschoolers.


Lisa said...

Sounds like a fun and full week!

Lisa said...

Sounds like a great week! State studies are always fun. We try to swim as much as we can gotta keep that PE in there ;O) lol It looks like everyone had lots of fun Blessings, Lisa

Brenda said...

#1 What is up with the casts??? :0

#2 I think Emily would really like the new student to be there all the time. huh?

#3 you might have her next week! ;0

MissMOE said...

Looks like a wonderful week and I love the name of your blog!

Sarah said...

Great week! Looks like you accomplished a lot and still had play time. Love the New York ideas. We visited there a few weeks ago and plan to do a NY study soon.

Abby said...

Loved all of your ideas for New York week! How fun. I hope you are relaxing after a full week. ;)