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Friday, October 29, 2010

Week in Review--Week 11

Where is the time going?

We had a pretty good week this week.  Did it look exactly how I thought it should?  Oh no.  But I am okay with that!  We learned all sorts of things.  We finally have a house cleaning routine.  (What's that?  Angels singing?)  Hub was off a couple days this week so we chucked the schedule in order to spend time with him.

On the topic of schedules, I have been reading Managers of their Homes.  It's been quite convicting, along with a few other messages I am getting about being proactive with my time, as well as getting up early in the morning.  Have I fully embraced these ideas?  Nope.  Will I?  I hope so.  We shall see.  The good thing about the schedule is it will give me direction when I need it.  I think the kids would absolutely love it.  They've been begging for a schedule.  I have been writing down what we're doing each day, but I think a blow-by-blow list with times would really excite them.  Is that normal?

Also, I've been thinking about workboxes.  I wanted to do them at the beginning of the year but the scrapbooking carts I had my eye on were so pricey.  They're all on sale now at Joann's online.  So I might just bite the bullet and do it.  I've discussed it with Hub and he likes it.  I'll keep you posted on that one.

Oh yes, now onto what we did this week.  That was my point, wasn't it?

It was mostly a nice week, weather-wise, so there was lots of time for playing outside before we're all forced to huddle up inside.

Funny raked all the leaves and then built a fort.
She's standing at the entrance.

For Social Studies, we wrapped up a study of the Byzantine empire with a mosaic.  We talked about the Hagia Sofia, which is elaborately decorated with golden mosaics.  You can see some examples here.  We were fresh out of gold, and so used glass stones (I'm pretending that makes sense) from the dollar store.
Pattern for our mosaic.

Everyone made things out of the extra stones.

Completed mosaic.

Clearly, we're focusing on some important skills this week.
Everyone is reading.  Oh happy day!
Some books read:  From Seed to Pumpkin (Welcome Books, Level 12)Shoo, Fly Guy!Chicka Chicka 123... and More Counting Fun (Scholastic Storybook Treasures)Fantastic Frogs! (level 2) (Hello Reader)Spooky Riddles (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) (Kids Can Read!: Level 3 Read Alone)

Some foods cooked:  roasted pumpkin seeds, spaghetti

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  1. It sounds like a really good- and productive week. Those scrap-booking carts are a wonderful idea. I would be all over those if we had any space.

  2. I love your mosaics! Very neat.

    Thank you for your comment!
    Peace and Laughter,

  3. Lovely mosaics! How fun. My crew would love such a thing. I hope the work box thing works out. I know it would be enjoyed here if we wouldn't have to wear them as hats to have enough room.


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