Friday, November 5, 2010

Week 9

Time flies when you're having fun...and sometimes even when you're not!

Not that it was a bad week:
DD16 finished her heraldry study (military history) and is beginning to research apples (horticulture & nutrition). DD13 & DS10 continue to progress in the respective Latin courses (despite me!). DS8 finished his Sound & Light science book (need to find him something new). DS5 is cheerfully moving along in his workbooks with no problems at all.  DD11mo thankfully doesn't care that she still doesn't have shoes!

NaNoWriMo is going well -- DS10 gets up at his usual 6:00am and writes, DD16 has her turn at 7:00am, and DD13 at 8:00am.  DD16 writes again the evening to get her complete word count.  I'm glad I'm not writing...

We studied the history of voting on Monday and Tuesday, with a "field trip" to our local polling place...the school where my younger ones would go if we didn't homeschool.  I meant to look around but since there was no line, it was in and out lickity-split.  We chose the electronic polling option and I was letting each of the kids push a vote -- since there were 5 things to vote for and we had decided ahead of time.  However, I was reprimanded and had to push the last two buttons myself. Ah well.  It was an experience.

On to the weekend!


Anonymous said...

I am impressed with all your kids. It takes dedication to work on NaNoWriMo everyday.

Karen said...

Yippee for the NaNoWriMO kids! Dd10 is writing every day but her output varies greatly---50 words to 300 words. Hey, it's a heck of a lot more than I would ever write!

Daisy said...

Sounds like a great week! I always take the kids with me when I vote. I think it is a wonderful thing for them to see.

I let the kids fill out our sample ballets. That gives them a chance at home to see what it feels like. But we are still in the stone age and have paper ballots in my district.

Karen said...

Terrific week. I really like the way your dd16 is doing studies. How were the tpics chosen?

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