Friday, September 24, 2010

Week 3

The first 10 elements of the periodic table created with chickpeas, black-eyed peas, and lentils!
  • Applied for passports for DD15 and DD13! They will be traveling with my parents to visit my newly married sister in Germany & Switzerland at Christmas.  
  • Played D&D...still getting used to our new characters.
  • Took a family walk to the elementary school playground. 
  • Went to Lowe's to look at lumber for building raised garden beds. 
The weekend was not what I had hoped it would be...which was a trip out to the Shenandoah Valley to a Civil War event. I have not yet come to terms with the fact that my family spends the weekdays working or doing school and on the weekend they want to do nothing.  Whereas I do the same and then on the weekend I want to do something...I guess because otherwise it is all the same to me.

School Week: 
DD15: Finished her Military History Battles assignment!  She did an excellent job recreating the maps. I'll post some of those soon!

DD13: Started All American History 2.  99/100 on first Henle quiz.  Moving along in learning German!

DS10: Attended his first non-family D&D group!  This is a homeschool group of boys who take turns DMing, I think it will be a great fit. (For me too -- I got to chat with the other mothers and came home with some kombucha tea starter!) Began All American History 2.  Worked on Real Science Odyssey Chemistry but without the recommended multi-color marshmallows!  See picture at the top.

DS8: Read The Little Horse...I told him to read 2 chapters a day and he read the whole thing!  And he was my latest reader!  Started Writing with Ease 1 and began reading Little House in the Big Woods.  Started Math-U-See Gamma and Jane Ervin's Reading Comprehension B.

DS5: Began yellow Handwriting without Tears book.  Began Singapore's Earlybird Math B.  Learned H-M in OPGTR!  Can't wait til we get to blending!

DD9mo: Standing so well!  She's taken a couple single steps.  So not quite walking...YET!


Amy @ Hope Is the Word said...

Sounds like a week of productivity! And how exciting that your older two (girls, I think?) get to visit Europe with your parents!

I know what you mean about wanting to do *something* on the weekends--otherwise, my life is almost completely bound by the walls of my home. That's okay, but I do need to get out once in a while. ;-)

Why is it that the things we think are a big deal/fun/enjoyable (like FIAR) are barely noticed by our dc?

Daisy said...

How exciting to be going to Germany and Switzerland. That will be a wonderful experience for your children.

LOL. I'm more like the rest of your family. I just want a chance to chill on the weekends and they are all driving me crazy wanting to go somewhere. We need to trade.

Robyn said...

Very cool element charts! I'm more of a "relax" on the weekend too, but you're right... need to balance that and get out of the house too! :-)

Karen said...

What a full week! Sometimes I like a busy weekend and other times I like to just sit, you know?

Mandy in TN said...

Love the elements! D&D? dungeons and dragons?

Mandy in TN said...

Alright I see D&D under games. My boys never really played that, but they are big Warhammer fans and play Magic cards.