Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Week In Review 2018: Week 10

We wrapped up our final week of term last week, with an attitude of wrapping up a few loose ends before the week was out. I wasn't sure if we'd take a full week off before jumping into Term 2, but Mr S ended up with an extra day off over the Easter Holidays, & our car is booked into the shop 2 days after he returns so off we are then.

Someone in our home is not keen to let go of the Winter Olympics & is doing everything in his power to keep them alive. He's been working on this painted rock for a while. He'd actually sketched it out & painted it, but been unhappy with some shading he had around Soohorang's nose & ended up shelving it for a while before he decided how to fix it up. He's still not 100% happy, but we all know what it is & I think it's pretty cool that he found a rock that had the shape of one of the ears!



We had an electrician in last week to fix a few faulty switches, a broken oven, & a light socket. The kids were up early because both of their bedrooms had items in them that needed working on. After we finished our Morning Routine I suggested they start on math & at the very moment they sat down the electrician switched the power off. We had ourselves a good chuckle, & then I flipped the hotspot on from my phone for them. Ahh, the downside of Teaching Textbook 3.0, on the other hand, how often do you expect someone to turn off the power in your home without warning?

Morgan wrapped up his first decade in history, we also worked our way threw a few of the videos we hadn't quite gotten to. Then we decided, on the weekend, to hit the video shop. I was actually looking for a couple of specific videos, including Anne Of Green Gables, which came up in our readings this week. Anne was checked out, & Morgan snagged Star Wars for his little brother instead. In fact, it wasn't until the time we got home that I realised we'd actually not gotten one thing I'd intended to from the video shop. Ahh well.


Speaking of videos, while at the library the weekend prior I spotted a Captain Cook mini-series from ABC & opted to snag it for Jayden who asked for a little more Australian history thrown in to what he had going on. We popped it on in the afternoons to watch once the other subjects were wrapped up. Word of warning, when Cook & his crew hit Tahiti the women are bare chested. Being completely naive I'd totally not considered the fact we might encounter that. In the photo above my boy opted to look at his DS screen & "listen" along until the men moved out of Tahiti. Ironically in Pt 1 they spend more time there than they do focusing on the crisis that happened when the boat hit the coral reef. I also think this is available on YouTube, but we used the DVD.


We added a new set of words to our vocabulary list. There were a few of the pictures that didn't quite add up this week. You always know why the picture was chosen based on the sentence on the back of the card, but there are times when, in your own mind, you envision something a little differently. Discrepancy down int he bottom right corner is one that comes to mind.


We wrapped up another 2 weeks in Fix-It, we're still working at a fast clip until we fall back into place where there were a few struggles. Level 2 is different from Level one in that you focus more on clauses & what makes them clauses vs identifying every part of speech. Ignore the ripped up box in the background, we've had parcels rolling in for the past 2 weeks..


I finished reading Murder On The Orient Express one evening & told Morgan to hustle up & get done so we could watch the old & the new movie to compare them both in relation to the book. He said, "Fine! But do NOT tell me what happened!!" I said, "I won't, I'll just say everyone did it.." He hasn't got a clue.. yet. hehe He's still working his way through The Road From Home as well. Both books are fantastic reads, although the later is most certainly more emotional.


After wrapping up rewatching Unit 7 with Mr Pudewa the week prior both boys had to work through their stories this week. Archimedes was quite put out that absolutely no attention was being given to him during that time. That bird is both a pain in the neck & a hoot.. it just depends on the moment as to which one fits him best. Probably a good thing Jayde only had to work on one paragraph at a go in order to complete his assignment otherwise I suspect the bird would have been fully under the glasses in utter desperation for cuddles.


We finished How To Be Your Own Selfish Pig last week. We found ourselves using the reference a few times over when we noticed ourselves more worried about our own personal gain or interests over that of another person. I appreciate that the lessons stuck, at least in identifying the issues, prayerfully that means they will also have stuck for changing ourselves as well.

This was spotted at our local library & I checked it out for our Olympic crazed child. It was rated PG here so I was a little surprised by the warning in the parental advisory on the box. Not that I'm fussed much for our eldest, but as we wanted to watch it as a family we're a bit tight with some things for our youngest still. We did watch it together anyway, there was one section during Eddie's training that we could have lived without, but other than that it was an enjoyable film. We did find it amusing to see an Australian playing an outcast American hiding in Europe. After watching it we looked up the real story & learned that only about 5% of the movie is real. We enjoyed hearing some of the truths behind the fiction, but over all we really did enjoy the film.


We wrapped up our week with a trip to the beach which lasted about 5 minutes before the rain started pouring down on us. All in all not a bad week, I'm looking forward to some normal weeks after the Easter Holidays though.

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