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Weekly Report

February 22, 2011

So here it is, Monday, technically my day off where I catch up on everything that needs doing before a new week of school begins, and what am I doing instead?  Finally writing about last week, which just wasn’t the best.  Everything was going great until Friday and then I was crabby and tired (after about 4 days where E thought 2:45 a.m. was a fabulous time to be awake), no one wanted to focus, every little task took forever to complete, the baby didn’t want to nap, and to top it off, I was having computer issues and nothing frustrates me more.  I’m all for technology (and depend upon it a lot more than I should!), but I feel helpless when things don’t work the way they’re supposed to.  (And I still can’t print anything and I’m still a little crabby about it!)  🙂  Saturday was no better than Friday and I’m just happy to turn the page on that week.

We did finish up World War I though and I will detail that in another post (when I feel like dealing with all the pictures I took.)  Other than that, we did a ridiculously small amount of work.  In fact, it was pretty much scriptures, math, grammar for A (4-step analysis for 4 sentences), and Latin for C (memorizing a whole 5 vocabulary words and a Latin saying.)  Yeah, we really outdid ourselves!  Actually A watched his Latin lesson too and may have possibly completed a puzzle (their checklists are pretty blank for last week.) And D finished up a literature unit (not from Five in a Row this time) that we’ve been working on for about 3 weeks now.  Not that it couldn’t have been done in one week.  We just took three weeks to do it.  That’s the way it went.  It must be February!

I do have pictures of that.  We did a unit on Jan Brett’s The Mitten. We also read another version of the folk tale, and just tonight I found another version in our own collection so I guess we can read it tomorrow.  But we talked about how folk tales are passed down and how we can end up with different versions.  Since it was a Ukrainian tale, D colored the flag and map of Ukraine and we found it on the world globe.  He’s also getting better at copywork.  He’s only in kindergarten, so I’m not really pushing perfect penmanship, but it’s nice to see him improving.

Then I copied off the mitten and the animals that go inside of it from Jan Brett’s website so C and D could retell the story.  Here is D learning how to sew his mitten together.  He did a great job.

The finished products with the animals:

That’s about it, when you don’t include history!  DH finally went back to work Friday after almost 3 weeks of being home recovering from surgery.  It was nice having him here so much, but it does mess with the routine somewhat.  I am glad that his recovery went very well.  We also finally got C in to see a specialist at Primary Children’s about some physical issues, and while I won’t go in to detail on the blog, I am very happy that with a new treatment plan, things are already getting better.

A did make Valentine cookies all on his own for his friends, and only burned one pan!  DH had a birthday as well and it was the Blue and Gold Banquet for scouts where E tried to eat all of my food.  We now know that he loves pineapple and tomatoes which is more than I can say for the other three.  He’s my most adventurous eater and I’m not going to discourage that, not one bit!

Now that I’ve gotten all of that off my chest, it’s on to another week.  This week will be shortened somewhat though as A has a cub scout winter camp on Saturday.  I think we’ll all take that day off.  I am in need of another day off.  I can already tell. 🙂


2 Comments leave one →
  1. February 22, 2011 1:24 pm

    Whew! Hugs to you. Those weeks are tough.

  2. February 26, 2011 12:33 pm

    But you made it through! It is nice to know others have slow weeks too. I am feeling tired now too. I really could use some time off. We just keep hoping our house will sell. We will have to take some time off from school for that.

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