Thursday, February 19, 2009

And it just keeps getting better!

Monday was nearly a day off, but then the baby got sick and I couldn't take Mom to the doctors. I have to say, I was glad, if only because I want a regular week and everything's been so out of whack lately. So, Monday was nearly a regular day, until WWIII broke out between Mom, my sibs, my grandma and anyone else that cared to join. Long story short, Mom decided to take Dd with her (she had the day off for Pres. day). Then, Mom was ordered back into the hospital. So, DD is in Richmond watching her gramma get put in a wheelchair and heaved off to the CC unit. Heck broke loose, Monday was not a regular day. Deo Gratias, my sil brought DD to Bowling Green and spared me the trip down 95. Rant off, sorry.

Other than the family drama, this week was okay for us. Once again, I'm blogging on Thursday, only this time it's because I'll be out most of tomorrow.

Reading, Andrew is almost done with his Bible Storybook. My gramma is beaming, so proud that he's read the book, enjoyed it and retained a lot of it. Drew's pretty proud too ;)

Writing, we've been doing our copywork in cursive and using that for handwriting. I'm not sure how everyone else does it, but we've been using the poems Andrew memorizes. For dictation, we have been taking sections out of 'James and the Giant Peach,' since that's what we're reading. Today, our WWE came in, WOOHOO, so next week will be quite a change for us! Oh, and Andrew has been writing once a week to a soldier he 'adopted' online. No responses yet, but it's only been three weeks; let's hope this soldier doesn't mind letters from a little boy.

Math... we eased off of multiplication. He knows how to do it, but the task of memorizing was getting daunting and with everything that's been going on, we decided on a vacation. Instead, we have covered measurements, time and directions. It's all a little review for him, except the explanation of how we (Americans) measure things, versus how the rest of the world does it. Lol, Andrew decided he'll write everything in metric, but try to remember the 'American' measurement, in case someone asks. I halfway wish the country would switch to the metric system, it's so much easier and actually makes sense.

Latin is like a refreshing swim in the middle of the day. We both look forward to it and now that we've reached Lesson 8 the lessons are coming together. I hope this stays so enjoyable for us.

History is zooming along. Since I've been given permission to skimp, in order to catch up, we've started really flying. Granted, there isn't much in depth work, but I was reminded, we'll go over it all again in a few years. I really hope we'll be caught up by the end of the first cycle, LOL.

Science really took a back seat these past two weeks. We're still doing the year of Astronomy and occasionally glimpse the night sky while running from errand to errand. Andrew's still reading some good stuff, but I really need to get back to the way we had been working.

Art... uh, what's art? Except for some pictures drawn for History and Science, Art has been totally dumped.

Karate is the ironic addition to our days. I signed Andrew up when I was still planning on taking classes this semester (it would've covered my Chemistry class). Once I realized I was short a grand or two and dropped my classes, I forgot to take him out. Thankfully, Andrew loves it. He's very serious about it and is learning his upper and lower body basics. I know his sensei, we go way back, and Ron is taking good care of my boy. Now, we practice every day for around an hour. So, while the arts have suffered, PE has made a come back.

Here's to a quiet week with nothing to do, but learn.

Grammar: 100% (The Weeks and The Months)
Spelling: 102% (kimono was the bonus, /k/ beginning sounds)
Math: 110% (Measurements and time, money bonus)
Latin: 99% (forgot Mea Culpa)
Science: 95% (Venus)
History: 91% (Chapters 10 & 11)


  1. I've had weeks like that in the past. It does get better. Hopefully nothing will get in your way the next few weeks.

  2. Hope your mom feels better soon. We started WWE about 4 weeks ago and loving it. Looking forward to hearing how the kids like it.

  3. I sent you a PM at the Hive, per your request.

  4. Oh, I hate weeks when we're not home. Others may be able to "carschool" but we never can. Your school sounds a lot like ours--we've eased off multiplication, science didn't happen this week, we love WWE, and art--what's that? :) Actually we did do art for about the third time this year. Hope next week gets a little calmer for you!