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Friday, October 22, 2010

Week in Review--Weeks 9 & 10

I was sick last week and so have little to report about it.  Scrappy learned to start the washer.  Funny really has had a helpful attitude.  There was a lot of cooking and dishwashing.  Everyone's been helping to take care of the house.  And so, I feel some of my goals are still met, even though I have no worksheets or similar to show for the week.  Character and life-skill development is what it's all about anyway, right?

This week definitely was more "normal," whatever that really means.  Lots of math, reading, science, etc. was done.  This is the first week I really pushed their AWANA verses and they really responded by reciting many of them at the meeting on Wednesday.  We spend a lot of time talking about what they actually mean, rather than just memorizing them.  That's important for us.

I spent a lot of time at home this week, but managed to entertain a few days and still get things accomplished.  This was a pretty balanced week for us.  Let me tell you, I'm normally quite unbalanced!

Some books read:  Football (Blastoff! Readers: My First Sports)Fly Guy Meets Fly Girl (3 times, by a former reluctant reader; I think it's her "gateway book."), Anglerfish (Underwater World)The Saturdays (Melendy Quartet) -- We really loved The Saturdays.  It's about 4 kids who pool their allowances in order to each spend one day doing the one thing they really want to do.  I definitely recommend it!

Some foods cooked (by the Flour Children, with my help):  garlic bread, cream cheese icing, chicken & veggies with pasta

Some academics covered:  telling time, doubles plus one addition, PA geography, the letter C, parts of speech, multi-digit addition, the difference between true seals and sea lions, rugby vs. football

Goofy tells time to the hour.

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This week's Weekly Wrap Up is hosted here.

1 comment:

  1. I totally agree with what you said about AWANA. I actually work with my two girls who are in Sparks on the verses they did the previous week to make sure they really understand what they said to their AWANA teacher.


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