Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Whoa, Baby!!

It's been a whirlwind of a week. Well, actually two weeks, to be exact. My hubby had brochitis, then I started feeling a bit "oinkish", and Sassy started feeling icky also. Luckily Bubba was perfect, so we sent him to my parents. My niece was there also, while her brother was "oinkish". We were a bunch of fun people. Then I had the worst sore throat, so I went to the docs to find out that I had enlarged and red tonsils which made way for a loss of my voice. How could I teach while whispering? So, needless to say, there was no teaching last week, and since this week is short, why bother. I have been playing math card games and making them read this week. That's it. Why bother start new lessons with a 3-day week? Pointless. So, I'm hoping to be in the swing of things next week. We are starting Europe next week.

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

weekly highlights

What a fun week we had. I have been able to keep up with everything that's written in the lesson plans. Shocking, I know!!

I pulled out the Reading Rods-sight words edition for Sassy. She got a kick out of doing a few of the cards. I totally forgot I even bought them. She didn't even complain when I gave her a little quiz. I find that if I give them workbook pages instead of my own, they don't complain. So, thank God, that in the reading rod workbook it has a page with two columns of 15 blank lines for spelling practice. So I gave her 15 words to write and then I gave her the flashcards with the correct spelling to check her own work. She loved it. That girl of mine sure does keep me on my toes. :)

I have had to work with Little man with his McGuffey readers, just to make sure he really does it. This week we are gonna start with some dictionary skills. Some of these words I don't even understand. But he needs to improve on his ABC order.

They had a fun day at MAFA on Wednesday. I was even able to shop for a winter coat while they were there. Usually I stick around and chat with my girls, but everyone was going in different directions.

I love the fact that they are getting art and drama every week. They get to choose their classes after Christmas and Little man told me that he wants to do drama. They are doing "Wizard of Oz" for the year end production. I hope he gets a part and does it well. He's nervous about performing in front of people. Sassy wants to take cooking and art. She loves art.

We had a short week again. It was my birthday on Friday, and I didn't want to teach. I swear, one of these weeks we'll do school all five days. :) But that's ok, we kinda like having a chill out day.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Thank you!!!

WOW!! I am so amazed at how many responses I received after my last post. This is why I love homeschooling. Their are so many women willing and able to help you and give you advice and encouragement whenever you need it. You guys ROCK!! I just hope I can repay you with some of my wisdom....who's laughing over there?!?! Hope ya'll have a great week.

Friday, November 6, 2009


I am so behind on posting. Little man was sick last week with pink eye and an ear infection. So we sent Sassy away to both her grandparents houses for three nights. So we really didn't do school. Then this week, we're still in Brazil and trying to do the geography game every day, even if we don't do anything else. They really enjoy that game.

Sassy is three weeks away from her new math. I told her that when she finishes Alpha she won't start Beta til after Christmas. So she'll just do online drills and the occasional workbook page. She was very excited for that. Little man is struggling with the multiple digit addition problems still. His answers almost always have alteast one number wrong. I feel so bad for him when that happens. He takes it personally and thinks he's stupid. I keep trying to tell him that Sassy's math is easier, and that's why she is done so fast, so he doesn't need to be speedy and mess up. But he doesn't like that his takes forever. But he needs to learn that he can't have an attitude about it. That's why he lost his bionicles for the day today. Daddy was home and didn't like the tone in his voice or the attitude towards me. The principal is in the house. :)

All in all we are liking ECC. It is very light, so on days we are busy or sick, we can just do math and our readers and then stack it to another day.

I hope everyone else's week is going better than mine. :)