Friday, January 8, 2010

Weekly Wrap-up!

Well we started back to school this week, much to the kids disappointment. You see, every school in our area was closed for snow and extreme cold. Since Christmas Eve, the KC area has experienced around 20 inches of snow, which is more than we got all of last year; and extraordinarily cold temps. Today's high was around zero and the expect tonight's low to be around 15 below zero, with windchills around 30 below. I live in Missouri for goodness sake not North Dakota, these temps are just unnatural. So no school went back this week, my boys were pretty sure they should get to skip as well, I reasoned that when we're at the pool in July, those kids will still be catching the bus. I won!!!

Hunter and Dakota have both been working on the Odyssey for part of their Tapestry of Grace studies. They both have really enjoyed their readings and especially enjoyed the movie version I found for them to watch. Armand Assante at his best.

Algebra is continuing to be less than fun, but I have to say that MUS's introduction to factoring of polynomials is the most efficient and easiest method that I have ever seen. The boys caught on very quickly and worked most of the week on their own.

Other than that it was same old, same old. It's too cold to play outside with dangerous windchills and icy snow, so they have all been spending time playing computer and Wii. Hopefully, next week everyone will get back to school, so that my kids don't feel punished.

To see how others spent their week click on over to Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers.


Chef Penny said...

Stay warm for goodness sake! I am thinking of using Tapestry for Term 2. Hmmmm, how do you like it

Cheryl said...

I have been reading blogs and tweets of many people with single digit temperatures. The lowest I've seen this winter here in southern PA is about 15. I just cannot imagine single digits, brrr!

Weird Unsocialized Mom said...

Brrrr!! I've been complaining about the cold here, too, though it's not that cold. My reasoning is similar, though -- I live in Georgia, not Missouri, for crying out loud! ;-)

I'm glad I wasn't the only one having those "we're doing school this week because I don't want to be doing it all summer" conversations. My kids had to be reminded about that fact a time or two last week.