Thursday, August 25, 2016

Our Weekly Amble for August 15-19, 2016


OK, the second week of a late review. But, better late than never.

Speaking of late, our school days are going all kinds of late. I don't think I'm over-assigning, kids are just not gettin' er done. Dawdling, playing, fighting, it's getting ugly and I need to put on my big girl panties and be the mean mama.

Ugh.

On the upside, I really like the things I'm assigning.

We worked hard all week long. My new system of figuring out how many readings there are and then dividing them by the expected number of days so I know how much to assign was a grand success. For one week, you know. Starting again this week, we'll see.

We did school on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.

My parents gave R-girl a "Pink Pirate Party at the Zoo" with her siblings & school-aged cousins that she got to plan for her birthday. There was so much traveling this summer in my extended family that last Tuesday - the last day of summer before one of their schools started (the other was Thursday), was the only day that worked. It made for a fine Last Hurrah! for all the children.

I ran errands, dropped off our Notice of Intent to Homeschool (on the last day), and went grocery shopping. I also enjoyed a scone and mocha at our town's new bakery.


Wednesday was the first day of public school in our district, so we had to get doughnuts and stuck by the school bus.

My camera wasn't focusing, but I thought it was a cool picture anyway.
On the other days, we did Whatchamacallit, math, penmanship, and Latin. We're working on the irregular "to go" verb.

They did the Week 10 AO readings. They finished working on North Africa in the Memoria Press Geography book. We read about Gibraltar in Halliburton. We made "I need help" cards like our "I need to narrate" cards. And I decided to store them in their assignment notebooks. A post about these is forthcoming. Someday.

I can tell this is R-girl's book because of the green assignments.
Anyway, I got out the stickers and stamps to make those fun, and the girls decided to use little stickers to mark their assignment books. That's pretty fun.

Overall, we accomplished a lot over the week, even if it took longer than I wanted.

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