Saturday, January 30, 2010

Weekly Wrap-Up: Letting Go and Those Ahhh moments!

I have been praying about some of the things that I have been doing outside of the home (church, co-op, etc.) and asking God for guidance on what I should let go.  I decided to give up something that I really enjoyed doing but was becoming more and more of a demand on my time.  I have a peace about it so I know it was the right decision.   
We had one of those AHHH weeks homeschooling.  Ahh, no complaints about math or reading! 
Math – Review, review, review!  Emily and I reviewed addition facts using flash cards and playing addition games. 
Reading – Something clicked this week for Emily and she is getting it and starting to enjoy reading.  Ahhh!
Spelling and Writing- We have been using Learning Resources Reading Rods, which I found at a yard sale, to work on short and long vowel sounds this week.
Language – Emily and I are loving the lessons in First Language Lessons for the Well Trained Mind.  It breaks down things into easy to understand lessons, building as you go.  She memorized the poem The Caterpillar this week and even set it to music.  If I can figure out how to upload the video I will add it.
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Art – We used the book I Can Do All Things – A Beginning Book of Drawing and Painting this week to practice drawing straight lines.  This was not an ahhh moment for Emily.  Who knew that drawing straight lines could cause a 6 year such frustration.  She gave her eraser a workout!
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Science – We’ve been learning about the human body, germs and nutrition.  You can read more about that here.
Kitchen Time - This week Emily made eggs and bacon (the microwave kind) and pudding, with sprinkles or course! 
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That’s it for our week.  For more weekly wrap-ups please visit Kris at Wierd, Unsocialized Homeschoolers.

2 comments:

Joesette said...

Looks like a great week! I'm right there with you trying to decide what stays and what goes. There are so many "good" things that can become burdens...and steal our time.

MMM....bacon....

Joesette

debhorst said...

Cindy, so cool that you are homeschooling!! This is the first year that I have not homeschooled!! After homeschooling for 7 years it has been a difficult adjustment...not for the kids but for me!! At first I just didn't know what to do with myself...I felt very lost!! Things have settled into a routine and I am doing much better. I have been stamping (http://debhorstcreaterofsendablesentiments.blogspot.com/), subbing at the high school and helping out more here at our business (www.cabincreekwood.com). Enjoy this time with your little ones....it is very very precious!!

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