In My Life this Week….
Well, fall break is offically over. We are back to the routine…and I use the term routine very loosely. There is nothing wrong with routine. But our version of routine is very laid back. Some might even consider us “routine-less.” But that’s okay. It works for us!
In our homeschool this week…..
Monday – Well, I planned for Monday to be our “get it together” day. I was going to get caught up on checking everyone’s independent work – particularly Bible and math. However, Lil Sis woke up with a stomach virus. So my plans for the day were quickly cancelled. Lil Sis and I snuggled for a while, read for a while, and watched Pocahontas. Big Sis and Middle Sis continued with their work and stayed away. As they stated, “We don’t want that mess!” 🙂 Since Lil Sis couldn’t go to her violin lessons, Big Sis got an hour lesson. That made me happy! By late afternoon, Lil Sis was feeling better so we went for a little walk just to get out of the house.
Tuesday – Finally, I had a “get it together” day. We got Big Sis all caught up with her math. She is really doing better than she thinks she is doing. However, I am thinking about trying a new curriculum – maybe Teaching Textbooks?????
Big Sis, Middle Sis, and I went over their science work. They are enjoying Apologia’s Exploring Creation through Physical Science. Well, not really enjoying it but, at least, having some fun with it. They are studying the atmosphere and have a module test this week 🙂
Big Sis and Middle Sis have decided to start their own “business.” They are going to be artists and sell their paintings. They even have a name – Paint for His Glory! They have developed a business plan and an advertisement plan. Nothing like an unexpected economics unit study 🙂 Lil Sis has gotten in on the business, too. She informed them that she would either be a partner or their competition 🙂 I guess our art appreciation field trip last week created some interest!
Wednesday – All of our great co-op classes resumed on Wednesday after a week break. Science lab was great – the experiment actually worked. I always worry when I haven’t tested the experiment. But this one was successful. We investigated the wonder of water and used a great experiment from the Apoligia book.
Mix a solution of water and epsom salt. Place a 9V battery in the solution. I love seeing all the boys gathered around their experiment.
Let it sit for about 10 minutes. Bubbles come out of the terminals from the release of hydrogen and oxygen.
Fill test tubes with the solution and place the test tubes over the terminals. The terminal releasing hydrogen will fill up with gas (pushing the water out). Why?? The kids figured out why – can you ????? 🙂
We also made H2O molecules.
Thursday & Friday- Everyone had a couple of test on Friday. I worked Thursday so it was a study day. Friday was a test day. I got Lil Sis’s stomach virus so the Man stepped in a helped A LOT.
thoughts I have…
I am considering changing math curriculum for Big Sis. Anyone use Teaching Textbooks? Any opinions about changing curriculum this far into the year. I have changed things that were not working in the middle of the year before but not math.
My favorite thing this week was….
Watching an listening to Middle Sis and Big Sis develop their business plan – of course, I don’t think that they realize that they are learning 🙂
I am grateful for….
The Man! It is great to have a hubby who has a flexible schedule (even with school and two ministry jobs) and is willing to help with homeschooling!!
I am praying for….
A missionary family that is overseas. The father is very, very ill and needs prayer warriors intercessing on his behalf. Also praying for the wife as she tries to juggle a critically ill husband in ICU, three small kids, and living in a different country.
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