Thursday, March 8, 2007

Week of March 5

Another crazy week! Just when I think I'm cutting back and things will slow down....they don't really seem to be. How is it that I feel like I cut back, but the calendar doesn't reflect that? lol

Monday we had bowling league. Tuesday we had errands to do, and a friend called and asked if we'd like to run errands together with them and then have some lunch at the kids favorite place, it was great. Wednesday the baby had a check-up, and the weather was so beautiful that I just couldn't make the girls stay inside for school. Today, Thursday, we attended Table Game Day with our homeschool group, and again the weather is so nice, I've decided to let the girls play outside instead of coming in to do school. Maybe later when it gets cooler I can do some sit down work with them. Tomorrow is our Girl Scout meeting...which I still need to plan for...YIKES. I'm the Daisy leader, and I need to get my stuff together.

We haven't done much exciting stuff this week, because we haven't done much that could really be considered "school". Most of what we've done has been social skills? :-) I do plan on planting some pumpkins and some parsley and ordering some ladybug larvae very soon. So, there will be lots on our blog about that. We're doing a study on animal classification, and going to be moving into a unit on the body for Science in the next week or so. Ohhh, and soccer starts very soon too.

Our youngest student is doing great....smiling up a storm and happy doing his baby work each day! His head is measuring at the 97th try holding that thing up and see if it's not work!

Need to go....Daisy meeting to did it get to be Thursday afternoon and I don't have this done....ey yi yi!

Thursday, March 1, 2007

Week of February 26

Well, I missed posting at all last week. We were dealing with a stomach bug, and recovering from that. And, now it's Thursday and I'm JUST getting here! yikes. It's been another busy week, and doesn't look like it's going to slow down.

We had friends over on Monday, and then Tuesday we needed to run some errands then a friend called in need of a visit so we ditched school and went to her house (the kids were so excited), then yesterday we-the girls and I- went to a movie (Charlotte's Web) at the discount theater while my DH stayed home with the baby (have I mentioned Ihave the BEST DH in the world, really I do). Today those same friends we saw on Tuesday are coming to our house to play, and tomorrow we're finally getting our family pictures taken. I'm tired just blogging about it. We have managed school Monday, and yesterday we sort of doubled up and did the "core" subjects from both Tuesday and Wednesday. I had already told the girls they didn't have to do school today because we're having company, and then heading to Homeschool Story Time at the library.

We're working on Alaska in our 50 States unit study. The link is:

I'm trying to think what else we're doing that's fun and interesting to everyone.....we haven't done anymore exciting projects I guess. Oh, wait. The girls did Cave Painting yesterday. We're reading about nomads in The Story of the World, and so yesterday they got to pretend they were nomads and leave a painting to later be discovered by historians. It was fun.

The picture on the left is a painting of a shaduf, which was farming equipment invented and used by the nomads. The picture below, is a painting of a berry bush and a tree (which has a honey comb, and a bee buzzzzzing away) and two nomads out gathering.

Not much else to say about our week. I look forward to next week and we start planning some Spring/St. Patrick's Day things.