Friday, November 6, 2009

Weekly Wrap-up!

We had a pretty good week. Monday I introduced the boys to the schedule. I decided that we would all be better off if I laid out their week for them, they don't do that shoot from the hip thing well.We wrapped up Monday with a pig roast, which you can read all about here.

Tuesday, Hunter went to his gifted program and Koty worked on his science notebooking.

Koty also did some of his Tapestry of Grace readings, he found what he thinks is a bit of a typo. He found the number one thousand million to be odd, I have to agree. This week we also added
in some Mystery of History readings to enrich TOG where I am having trouble finding the books they are supposed to read. It's working out pretty well. All of the kids did some art together and studied some Ancient Egypt statuary. Here is Hunter's drawing.

We are continuing to slog through Algebra, both boys had a much better week. Hunter decided to bet that if he could get 100% this week, I would take them all to ColdStone Creamery. He didn't quite get it done. He missed a few, but it was still a ton better than the last few weeks.

Finally, I've decided that Preschool and Kindergarten are beyond my abilities to "wing-it", I looked to something that I have heard great things about. I purchased both of these and am hoping that the guidance will change our days and make us more productive.

Well, that's it for our week. To see how other families spent their week join Kris at Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers.


Ritsumei said...

That looks like a lovely week! I particularly like the drawing of the Egyptian statue.

Weird Unsocialized Mom said...

You know, I think that "not shooting from the hop well" may be a boy thing. My boy likes to know what's coming up way ahead of time. He'll ask me what we're having for dinner before we've even had lunch.

Love the notebooking pages!

I have a friend who used Little Hands to Heaven and really enjoyed it. Hope it's the same for you.

Thanks for the commiseration on the bad mom moments. I know we all have them, but they still make me feel like dirt.

Rhonda said...

Very nice week! We don't do well without a set schedule either. My oldest two like to be able to see their schedules laid out and then check mark off what they've done. I guess it gives them even more of a sense of accomplishment.
(My youngest however would be fine without one.) :)
Thanks for sharing your week.
The Egyptian drawing is very nice indeed.

Jennifer said...

I have been trying to procure a schedule we could stick with for months now. I thought the egyptian drawing was really stunning!

Giggly Girls said...

A week that starts with a pig roast gets two thumbs up from me. =o)

Sounds like the rest of the week was wonderful too.

I've been eyeing Little Hands...for my youngest. She's only one so my hubby won't let me buy it yet. LOL I look forward to hearing how you like it.

Leah C said...

Sounds like a good week. I like the notebooking pages!

Samantha said...

The schedule is a mandatory in our house too. We keep it on the kitchen table during school time and highlight what we've accomplished. It feels so great to have it all highlighted at the end of the day!

{ jamie } said...

We used "Little Hearts for His Glory" and I really liked it.

Cheryl@SomewhatCrunchy said...

I'm so glad it's not just me who loves/hates WoW. When we first got it I referred to myself as a WoW widow because my guys played so much.

Good luck with the new younger curriculum, I hope it gives you the structure you need. Your schedule looks great. I don't know what I'd do without my Sonlight schedule.

Calina said...

We're definate planners/schedulers, too. I don't think anything would get done without it. LOL! Although, in our case, the schedule still changes quite a bit.

Pays attention to detail, huh? So, was the number a mistake or what?

I hope you enjoy Little Hands/Little Hearts. I was going to buy it for my youngest, but we had too much other curriculum on the shelf from the other two.