Saturday, February 02, 2013

Weeks 20 & 21

We've had two fairly productive weeks, despite the fact week 20 was spent looking for a New to Us Van after our Previa blew up.  Well, it didn't exactly blow up, but when I was out running errands a stinky steam started coming through the vents.  I pulled over, called Craig, and he was able to get it to the repair shop where we found that it wasn't worth it to repair it.  It's always stressful when deciding how to spend a larger than normal sum of money, but we really felt that God's hand was in the provision of the New to Us Van, and we're all enjoying it.

As far as school goes, we're plodding along.

Luke & Ezekiel finished The Codes of Hammurabi and Moses, and have moved on to Till We Have Faces by C.S. Lewis.  For writing, I started them in A Writer's Guide to Powerful Paragraphs, and they worked on writing a definition paragraph this week.  Ezekiel switched math programs, and now instead of doing Saxon 8/7 for prealgebra, he's working through Lial's Basic College Math.  I think he's enjoying the change of pace.  They're moving along in Greek, and we hit the 3rd declension in Latin this week.

Jacob is really enjoying the Science Explorer Electricity and Magnetism book, as well as the Snap Circuit experiments.  His headaches and migraines have increased, and I think that's making focus even for him more difficult than usual...that and being 10. His progress is slower than I'd like, but it's still there.  I'm trying to remember that slow and steady wins the race.

Micah took his first grammar test this week.  It was a lot of writing for him, but he did well.  He turned 9 this week and received Kingdom Lego and several books on knights.  He's declared learning about medieval times to be his new hobby.

Nicholas is such an eager student.  Not necessarily because he wants to learn what I'm teaching him, but because he knows that if he finishes quickly he can play.  He's attempting to read Redwall on his own for fun. 

We've made it through the letter L in cursive, and the four older bothers finished Prince Caspian this week.

Time to plan for next week!

1 comment:

homegrownpumpkin said...

**Nicholas is such an eager student. Not necessarily because he wants to learn what I'm teaching him, but because he knows that if he finishes quickly he can play. He's attempting to read Redwall on his own for fun. **

This is my daughter to a "T". LOL