- We’ve been back at our lessons now for about 3 weeks, but this is just our second week with what will be our actual schedule. On top of all that, Steady Eddie was out of town Monday through Thursday night of last week (which was a day shorter than his trip was supposed to be, thank the Lord!), with more travel in the future.
- Last week was a normal week schedule-wise, but this week isn’t, thanks to the Labor Day holiday. What is normal, right?
- Co-op is going very well for us. The girls seem to really enjoy it, as do the boys, and if Lulu’s exuberance over what she learns in her Alabama history class and marine biology are any indication of the success of the classes, I’d say that yes, we have a winner.
- CBS started last Wednesday. We had quite a few new ladies and children, and I really enjoyed seeing it all from the new perspective of assistant teaching director. A couple of my girls’ choice friends have joined this year, and I am so thankful about that. I’m looking forward to a year of spiritual growth for me and my children!
- After reading on the WTM forums this past Friday, on a whim I clicked over and purchased Getting Started with Latin. We successfully worked through the first five lessons, so I think this is going to be the best Latin purchase I’ve made yet!
- We had our first Poetry Tea Time of the new year last Friday, and no one was more excited than the DLM. His “reading” of his chosen poems is one of my favorite things ever.
- Also for our first Fun Friday last week, we did a bit of art. I used this lesson from Deep Space Sparkle, and it only reduced one of us to tears. I consider that a success. 😉
- I finally managed to do a little bit of formal preschool learning with the DLM. (O happy day!) I’m using ideas from The Ready to Read, Ready to Count Handbook by Teresa Savage, which I also used with the girls way back when. We focused on the letter R and its sound. The DLM practiced making rs on a cookiesheet covered in shaving cream (which he liked but didn’t really love).
I picked up a few robot books at the library in honor of the occasion. (The DLM loves robots!) Junkyard by Mike Austin has been a favorite of his ever since we first read it in February. A few other noteworthy titles are The Everything Machine by Matt Novak and Robobots, also by Matt Novak.
- Back a couple of Fridays ago, we took off for Chattanooga and the Tennessee Aquarium. We bought a membership last September and hadn’t used it at all until then. Of course, it fit perfectly with the girls’ forays into marine biology!
- I have a lot more to share, including a backlog of field trip pictures, but my blogging time has expired. I’d love to get back on a weekly schedule of sharing our school weeks, etc., but we shall see how well I manage my time. 🙂
How are things going in your neck of the woods?