Friday, February 4, 2011

Trucking along... (homeschooling when it's freezing out)

All week long, I've wanted to sit on the couch drinking hot chocolate and reading. Or maybe order pizza and watch a movie. It's been tough to get myself (and thus, the kids) to accomplish anything while it feels like we're hibernating here in the house. Fortunately, we did manage to get things done:

Bible- Tim is reading through the book of Mark with the kids at bedtime. Patrick has done four lessons in his CLE Bible workbook and Delilah did one. I read the kids two stories from Bible Stories to Read.

Language Arts- The mail lady brought Patrick's new Writing With Ease book. I've been feeling like he needs some help with writing and I'm hoping this will do the trick. He did Week 1, Day 1 today. Earlier in the week, he did two lessons in Reading 402 (left over from last year). Delilah did lesson 14 in Language Arts 102 and two pages in Writing Skills 2.

Math- Patrick managed to do five lessons in Saxon Math 6/5 and Delilah did three lessons in CLE Math 205. James did three pages in Counting With Numbers. The kids also did real life math at the grocery store today when I had them compare prices and figure out things like what the price for chips would be if they were on sale for 2/$5.

History- We read chapter 16 in Story of the World together and the kids answered the review questions in the activity book. They also colored the picture page from the activity book. On Wednesday, they watched an hour of a special from the History Channel about the seven wonders of the ancient world.

Science- Nothing, unless you count watching Kratt's Creatures on PBS, in which case they did something.

Latin- Patrick did all of chapter 25 in Latin for Children A and watched the lesson for chapter 25 on the DVD (all of the kids watched it). Delilah did all of lesson 8 in Song School Latin and listened to the CD that goes with it. Both kids also practiced their Latin at

Delilah doing Song School Latin

Spanish- All of the kids watched lesson 7 on the Spanish for Children DVD and Patrick did lesson 7 in the workbook.

PE- On Wednesday, the kids went to the gym & swim class at the Y, then Patrick participated in the raquetball league from 4-5pm.

Momschooling- I read A Bite to Remember by Lynsay Sands (trashy vampire detective romance novel). I also managed to survive another week of the Extreme Sculpt class at the Y with Maggie and Dina.

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