Saturday, November 23, 2013

Weekly Wrap-up - November 22, 2013

I really should have a snazzy title to describe this week. It just seems like a typical week but I am still coughing, my husband is jet lagged, my son is hitting the teen sleep in all day and be grumpy if I do stage and my daughter continues to dance through life. That about describes us this week. So in the midst of all that what did we do.

We are continuing in Mystery of History Volume II. We made it to the Sui and Tang Dynasty. I love when we touch just a bit of Chinese history. A few years ago we spent weeks studying China some day we might go back and study it again.

We are continuing in the Middle East in Geography. I wrote a bit of information this week about my thoughts on teaching Geography. We are using Memoria Press Geography I. I do try to verbally quiz them on what we have learned.

We did our fire safety seminar this week. It was one of those things on my list of things to cover. Now we can check that off as done. More on that later.

Bob had his piano recital last weekend. It was just a short little event.

I had all these thoughts that this year Bob would be able to plan his week and then work his plan. I was getting frustrated and so I decided I need to write out exactly what I want him to do and then review it each day. My desire is that he would be self-motivated but since that is not yet happening I will continue to be the planner and motivator.

I have ordered a collection of various dice -- fractions, decimals, operation dice as well as six-sided dice. We have done various drills with the dice. One of the things that Bob and I have done is rolled one or two dice and then depending on the number we roll we have to say the multiplication table. I require him to say 3x1=3, 3x=6 and so on. I will do it as well. Hey, it keeps me learning and showing him that I can do it. I might as well do the math I know because it won't be long until I will be learning with him.

Miss K is continuing to enjoy Reading Eggs. I don't know what we will do when the free trial is up. When all her school is done,  she is allowed to spend time on Reading Eggs.

We have a mustard monster that lives here which means we go through mustard. I think I know why everyone eats mustard on their sandwich except me. Currently Miss K is in a phase where she will eat a sandwich every day. I decided it is time that she learn to make her own sandwich.

I was excited to find a bag of Unique Pretzels in the grocery store. Do you know that the average American eats 1 1/2 pounds of pretzels a year but the average person in Pennsylvania eats 12 pounds a year. My roots are deep and so when I found these I had to buy a bag.

In addition to the pretzels that I ate I cooked -- a lentil dahl using up the lentils but I still have a few pounds, black bean and pumpkin soup, black bean lasagna which Miss K ate three servings and we did have some meat with fajitas.

That wraps up another exciting week here. Okay, maybe it wasn't that exciting but it does wrap-up another week.

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  1. Oh, pumpkin soup! Just the thought makes me happy. I love it. My recipe is very sweet though...kind of like a treat more than a meal. Black bean soup and potato soup are my other favorites. I'll call you my soup friend. :)

    The pretzels: my husband is from PA. He only went to CA because he decided he could no longer stand the PA weather, and he didn't think he'd ever find a wife there. ( I met him after he'd spent two years in Ca). He never asks me to buy pretzels, so tonight I'll ask him what's up with that. :)

    Good idea on the x facts. My son knows them within about 8-10 seconds, which is after her recalls the corresponding story from Times Tales. I am giving him worksheets each day to try to cement them deeper, but so far I'm not seeing significant progress from the worksheets. He is more auditory and we have an auditory math fact device, and should give that another try now.

    Miss K spreads mustard as well as my 10 year old. He doesn't do corners either. :)

    Have a blessed week! Mine have colds too. :(

  2. Hi Beth! We love Reading Eggs in our house. Both my 6 & 8 yo use it. I would so love to have my kids (& I!) play piano. Thanks for stopping by :)

  3. Beth,
    My 7 year old LOVES reading eggs. We ended up having to buy the subscription because it was the only thing I could find that kept her attention to learn her phonics,.

    Thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog.

  4. Pumpkin soup and black bean lasagne? Sounds like fun recipes I need to try.
    K dances through life, I love that!



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