Friday, September 9, 2011

Where did the week go?

We made it through another week.  Whoo Hoo!!  I am so exhausted by Fridays that I can't really think clearly.  It is a good thing that I make some lesson plans or we would not get anything done on Fridays.  I have truly been surprised at how tired I get by the end of the week.    Anyhoo...

We have really had a good week.  This week was the start of our Homeschool PE class at the Y.  The kids enjoyed going.  They were able to go swimming, and did obstacle courses and made some new friends too.  I am so glad that I was able to get them in the class. 

Our Science experiment on photosynthesis is over.  It was kind of a bust!  We had some huge rain showers and flooding this week so one of our leaves that was supposed to stay on the plant actually fell off.  Another leaf - the control leaf- got twisted around in the wind so much that I thought I was going to have to just pick another leaf and say this one will do.  We did finally find the one we had marked.  So I supposed we were able to salvage it and see that light is important to plants.

We played in the rain for an English assignment this week.  That is one good thing about the days of rain we had.  We also made "friendship chains" this week, and talked about what makes a good friend and how to be a good friend.  A cute book we read about friends is Rosie and Michael by Judith Viorst.  After we read the story the kids wrote sentences about the characteristics of a good friend.  They transferred the sentences onto strips of construction paper then we stapled them together and are going to hang them up above their desks.


I also learned this week that our bible study book might be a bit too much.  I am spending so much time telling the kiddos what specific words mean that I don't think we are getting as much "God stuff" as we should be getting.  Don't get me wrong, I think it is important to know and understand exactly what the bible says and means.   But I am afraid that if I have to spend the whole time explaining words like sordid gain and dissipation and pugnacious the kids are going to get overwhelmed with vocabulary and just tune out.  We are going to put the book away for awhile.

All in all our week was a good one. 

April
Bienvenido a Mi vida loca

P.S.  I saw an awesome post over at weirdunsocializedhomeschoolers.com this week that I think I am going to use.  That is if I ever find time to put it together.  The Mom Binder!  A neat idea to put prayer request in with lesson plans and stuff so that you have everything together.



2 comments:

  1. Yes, a mom binder is a total necessity! :)

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  2. Add me to the list of those who are exhausted by Fridays. Being a homeschooling mother sure doesn't afford us those mandatory breaks that those in the corporate world get. lol

    Sorry the Bible study isn't working out. But isn't a blessing that we can change what isn't working?

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