Friday, April 12, 2013

Weekly Wrap Up - April 11, 2013

Here is our weekly wrap-up -- things we did, things we learned, things we liked, and just the normal things of the week.

My goal is to be finished with our school year by May 31 so as I planned this week, I looked at where we were and what we needed to do to meet that goal. I might have to adjust those goals again but at least I know what we need to do.

We enjoyed our backyard visitors and also our trip to the Tulip Festival this week.

Together we continued reading Mystery of History Vol 1. I love it when J realizes we are almost finished that book and asks if there is another volume, "yes, we have it and it is in our shipment." We read about Malachi, Plato and Aristotle, Philip of Macedonia. Together we did review the history timeline that we learned last year in CC. We don't have the cards so the cards don't have that reminder. I think we need to continue reviewing. It has been fun to see how we are filling in the details of so many of these events and understanding more.

We are also reading Exploring the World of Biology together.

We finally started our Greek and Roman Myths Literature Pockets. Maybe it was realizing we only had a few weeks remaining and so it was time to get busy. We did one last fall and we all enjoyed it. We have done lapbooks in the past but found that for now History Pockets or Literature Pockets are easy to do.

J is doing more and more independently which was a goal for this year. He has hit a point in math which is a bit harder and requires that he review his work so he is having to slow down.

Together we are enjoying doing Memoria Press Classical Composition Fable Stage and enjoying it. We are on Lesson 3, The Fox and the Grapes.  He outlined it all by himself. I jokingly asked if he had looked at the teacher guide because it was so close to the suggested outline.

Miss K tells me that she just wants to do a "tiny bit" of school. We do more than a tiny bit. She is able to do her Explode the Code by herself and today she did her math fact sheet by herself. When her brother is doing his work by himself she wants to as well.

It was a good week and now we are ready for the weekend -- soccer (if the weather holds out), a trip to the library, grocery shopping, church, chess, and who knows what else.


  1. We love History and Literature Pockets! Combined with books and videos from the library and they make a fun learning project. We've done that Greek Myths one! My daughter has been into Greek and Roman Myths every since. (She knows MUCH more about them than I do now! LOL)

  2. We enjoyed Mystery of History for world history as well. We did 1, 2 and half of three before switching to my "DIY" literature based american history. I'm looking forward to doing it again in a little over a year when we're done with US History -- I know my daughter will get a lot more out of it the second time around.

  3. Loved your tulip festival photos! I am hoping to get out this week and see the fields. Thanks for stopping by my Journal this week!

  4. Hi, thank you for stopping by my blog this week. It's always nice to have visitors. I enjoyed reading about your week. We are striving for the end of May for the end of the year as well. We school year round and will start back in July though.
    Especially enjoyed your tulip and backyard visitors links :) Thank you for posting the photo of the daffodils! Those are my favorite flower. Hope you have a great rest of the weekend and a great coming week.

  5. Sounds like a really great week. It is so good when the younger kids get motivated by the older!!! My youngest does explode the code also.



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