Friday, September 5, 2014

2014 Weekly Wrap Up: Week 24

Our youngest mentioned the other day that this year has flown by & he can't believe it's all ready Spring time again. Yep, that pretty much sums up the way our school year is going too! While we're hearing of friends & family back in the states all gearing up for the start of the year & trying to get over those first week back humps & bumps we're closing in on the end of Term 3. Only a few more weeks to go & we'll be on our final break before the last term of school begins. Where oh where did this year go to?! 

Yes, this big hairy creature was found at the school table one day last week & when I found him sitting there looking like he was gnawing on my pencil bag I couldn't help but laugh. I think he's been named Hairy or something like that, I might be wrong. My children have a thing for stuffed creatures.

We've been listening to Acts still via Bible Gateway's free audio options. Normally we use that particular dock, but someone has removed it from the library & everyone's been huddled around the phone listening in & demanding I turn it up louder. At one point someone suggested we just purchase another listening dock instead, which is a wise suggestion but I'm super picky about them.

Why yes, he is in that crazy onsie again. He was living in it for a while. If you look closely you'll see his sock monkey sticking out in there too. Everyone needs a cuddly friend when doing math, don't they? Jayden is still plucking along in Delta, he covered finding averaging & areas of a triangle, both of which he did fine with all though I think we may need to pause shortly & just review a bit to help him build some confidence.

Morgan is still moving along with Zeta, he's found most of the first few lessons simplistic so he's looking forward to it picking up a bit of pace here soon, all though I think he might need to get through the first unit for that to happen. We shall see!

Both boys wrapped up the books they'd been assigned to read over the past week or so, & started in on new ones. Funnily enough they both were keen to be reading a mystery this time, all though totally different books. 

Still reading bits & pieces from each of these books as we travel through our weeks, all though we've gone back to listening to MOH, with a little adjustment we were able to quiet the background music for the Volume 2 audio making it much less irritating. The kids are pretty eager to get into the project section in the Medieval book{s}, & Im with them as I can't wait to see what they each create!

We wrapped up Forbidden Gates which had a delightful ending to it. It really was a quick read & we enjoyed it. The book is written prior to Paul's conversion, so he's present in the book, but only as Saul the antagonist. You witness some of the work of the new church & the stoning of Stephen as well. All though neither of those people are the main character. There's also an author's note in the back about what was real & where you can read about vs what he added in to make it a story. We all enjoyed the book!

The boys had lessons & practice at the pool again this week. Normally I swim at practice with them, but my knee has been out of whack so I opted to read while they swam instead. They had a lot of survival drills at lessons this week & came out all smiles & giggles about a few comments that were made. They were serious comments put apparently talking about your armpits & groins elicits laughter regardless of the seriousness of the issue, as did imagining a normal esky as one's normal lunchpail. Okay, I admit the last one cracked me up too & I told them I was glad I didn't have to pack a lunch of that size! 

The boys took crazy photos, most of which I deleted, while I was at the Dr's on Monday. They actually had to join me because of heading to swim lessons immediately afterwards. They thought the entire appointment was funny because the nurse kept calling me Karen. We left the room so both my feet could be casted, yes in real casts, & while we were across the hall Mr S sent a text message through which they misread & it cracked them up to no end, followed by the addition of taking weird photos, & by the time we returned to the room they were in fits of hysteria.  No, my feet are not still in casts, they were making impressions of my feet in order to fit me for orthotics in hopes of helping the knee & foot pain, & because I walk funny. 

The boys started a new case in their Language Arts, all though they may stay paused there, one writing assignment aside, as we catch up in history. We stared the LA prior to the history, which is not an issue, except that writing assignments are based on what you read in history. Just to even it all out we may pause for a week with LA, we might not.

We had a picnic down at the beach one day & then afterwards went for a bike ride. The dog was utterly confused as to why we stopped at the picnic table we normally hustle him past. Yes, the lunch box is a giant Lego, it usually transports fruit to & from the park to avoid getting it bruised. Im beginning to think the kids use the picnic basket as a cricket ball of something the way the fruit can turn up bruised!

We had Lego Club again as well which had a Mosaic theme to it. It was a bit more difficult then some expected, but everyone was keen to give it a go. For several days afterwards Morgan was working on something based on the theme, & when he finally emerged he couldn't wait to show Mr S' boss. Who, absolutely loved it & wanted to know if he could tweet it to their clients. Needless to say Morgan was pretty chaffed about the whole thing. If you're wondering, it's the logo for the company Mr S works with.

I seem to be lacking pictures of science for the week, but we did that as well, still discussing cells. Our spine is a bit over Jayden's head so I pulled a few other books off our shelves to read with him which helped relieve his confusion. We may swap spines for the year & come back to the advanced spine later down the road for him. 

Other then that I'm not sure exactly what we did or didn't do. I'm still behind on our weekly reviews so it's all starting to run together. In fact, I'm pretty sure I skipped one in which I honestly have no photos of anything. Real life people, real life.

1 comment:

reader19 said...

I don't know which I like more--the LEGO box or the mosaic?!!! Very cool on both! Thanks for sharing what your doing---it is great to SEE!