Other than that, we've had a low-key week. I admit I am not horribly motivated, even though I was delighted to see that Scrappy only needs 35 more days of school to meet the state-mandated 180 educational days. You'd think that would light a fire under me to "get 'er done" but it doesn't seem to be the case.
I blame the weather.
It's obviously spring, and I have a nearly overwhelming desire to clean out the house and organize things. It's been too cold to spend a big chunk of time in the basement. The house is still a construction zone (*sigh*) but there's light at the end of the tunnel. Hub's brother is coming to finish up the last bedroom and then we can rearrange all the Flour Children. Well, their rooms, anyway. So I just want to clean. Let's face it. I should go with it, right? I knew you would agree.
There has been some traditional educating going on here, despite the obscene amount of kids' clothes I've been sorting through. We had a great discussion on Vikings (wrapping up with that topic) and we've moved into the beginning of the English kingdom. We learned about Alfred the Great and his battle to keep the Vikings out of southern England. We studied Harold vs. William in the showdown for the crown (aka The Battle of Hastings).
By the way, I love homeschooling. I learn so much more than I ever learned in school. I did take a British Isles class in college, but dropped it after we spent 3 periods watching Braveheart. It's a huge hole in my History knowledge and I love that we're studying it in elementary school! I mean, really, battles and kings and castles are very interesting at this age. Okay, they're always interesting.
It also hailed this week. Hooray! Most of it was just slightly larger than pea-sized. We were in the middle of schoolwork when it started and we all ran outside! We studied weather in detail two years ago, and it doesn't really hail here too often. It was very exciting to see some hail.
|The boys built everything from this Lego book, all week long.|
|Funny helped me bake a cake.|
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