Friday, September 15, 2017

Weekly Wrap-Up #2~ Almost a Month of School

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I can't believe we've been back to school for a month already. The time has been flying by too quickly. I will gladly report that we are currently on schedule. I better go kn knock on some word before something happens to derail our steady progress!
I hope you all have been well. Its been a crazy for weeks in the world. I pray that you are all safe and sound!

So what have we been doing in school......

The kids have been steadily working through their classes. They love our new English program! We stitched to Easy Grammar this year and it has been a wonderful change. In science, we are learning about habitats. We studied this before so this is a great review for the kids. They are currently working on creating a diorama for a habitat of their choice. Therese picked the ocean and Michael picked wetlands like the Everglades. We are taking a few weeks right now to study various Native American tribes. We have broken up our studies by the different regions the tribes lived in. The kids have been working on Latin not too happily though. Even though we've studied Latin before, it seems like they have lost all the information they had learned in the past. I feel like we are starting over. Prayers for this mama would be appreciated. Spelling....we HATE it. This year, we decided to give Rod and Staff spelling a try. It's just not working for us. I've already ordered spelling books from Seton as requested by Michael. 

What we've been up to......

We've had eye appointments (both kids no longer need glasses), dentist appointments (no cavities), working on setting up my classroom for CCD,  religious education classes started, and apple picking with our homeschool group. We've been trying to deep clean the house. We're about 1/3 way done. Next week, the kid have their first government class and Therese has her first Saint Zita's Home Ec club. It will be a busy week. 

What the kids are working on.....

They are cleaning their rooms. On top of that weekly chore, they are working on cleaning up the basement and going through their toys. Therese has decided she no longer needs her dolls out. So we are packing up her American Girl dolls. It's a bittersweet moment. I love the young lady she is becoming, but it's so hard to say goodbye to my little girl.

What I'm working on......

I finally got pictures developed of when we went to Disney World a few years.....9 years ago to be exact.  Now that I have the pictures developed, I will be working on a scrapbook for each kiddo. Better late than never!

Cinderella's Castle at Dusk

What I'm reading.....

Informational catalogs from various homeschool providers for high school. Michael will be officially in high school next year and I'm trying to figure it all out. I'm currently looking at Seton, Mother of Divine Grace, and Homeschool Connections. This is new territory and I'll admit I'm a little nervous about it. If any of you homeschooling mamas of high school students have any advice that would be great! Please share.

What the kids are reading......

A lot! Therese is reading Anne of Ingleside Book 6 of the Anne of Green Gables series for her leisure reading. For English, she is reading Tuck Everlasting and Michael is reading The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. He's reading a Marvel's Comic for his leisure reading. The difference between boys and girls is quite funny.

For school, both kids are reading Sing Down the Moon and Macbeth. Shakespeare is new for us this year. So far, it's going rather well. We are use the Macbeth Study Guide from Progeny Press to help us.

Till Next Time,

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