This week is Fall Break for public school, so I like to think we are getting ahead. Maybe? :-p We've had unexpected days when we have gotten any school work done, but we've never had an extended amount of time when we've taken a complete break from school. I am certain it's inevitable.
Monday - Ryan was beyond fantastic this morning as he made breakfast, wrangled the kids, and even took them out to visit his mom in Ashland City so I could sleep in. He worked a little with Hannah on her math..still coming along very nicely. :) I still counting his brownie points! After I finally got up and around, we were able to do more school work. Four subjects down minus the frustration. Oh yeah! Hannah did fantastic with Geography. We were talking about borders on a map, and she had to do tasks like, "Color the three states blue that border California". I would point to California and she figure out the rest from there. She can also point out several states on the map. :)
|Churning the batter into butter! :P|
Tuesday - Library storytime. Returned a ton of books. I'm constantly paranoid that we've missed a book somewhere and we're going to have a huge fine eventually. So far so good. Well...I think I've paid about $5 in fines for the year. :-p
Another great day for school work. We did more addition review. In Geography we learned about map grids. It was one of those things we had to repeat over and over, but she did get a good handle on it. Ryan always seems better at explaining map stuff better than me.
|Autumn loves the library's puzzles!|
Wednesday - Before I even finished my first cup of coffee, Hannah started piling library books on me asking to be read to. How could I say no? :) This went on for about 45 minutes. In lieu of spending as much time with the kids as possible before leaving on Sunday, Ryan took over school this morning. It seemed we were on a review portion of everything today--math, handwriting, geography. At this age you can never review too much! Ryan also went over how to read a compass. He just got the new Droid phone and was able to download a compass onto it! So cool!
No church tonight due to Fall Break. Why? I have no idea. I would assume it would be a great time for Wed. church since kids won't be all exhausted from being in school all day. Oh, well. Autumn cranked out and went to bed a little early. Hannah and I were able to do more school work this evening as well--reading, language and science. We are up to the 5th science experiment (there are 25 all together). Number five was regrowing roots. The book suggested using a dandelion but goodness knows we have enough weeds along the walkway. Hannah and I went outside (she was thrilled because she got to go outside in her jammies) and dug up a weed with the root attached. Then I cut up the root into a few little pieces and put them on wet paper towels in a petri dish. Her science book says it should take a week to see any growth. We shall see.
Thursday - Homeschool storytime was cancelled today, and I didn't know until I was on Facebook and saw the library's post. Staff training and such. Ryan still took the girls so they could at least play and get more books. I'm at home because we are waiting for Ryan's welcome packet from Lockheed Martin, and someone has to be here to sign for it. It never came today. We're kind of on pins and needles over it since it's a 50-page thing Ryan has to have all filled out by the time he starts on Monday. :-/ Although this is minor considering how far the Lord has brought us.
|My map grid creation :)|
|Autumn is a real Southerner--loving her bbq! ;)|
|I'm so proud of my little reader! :)|
We also finally got that package from Lockheed Martin so that's one less thing to worry about. :D