Friday, May 16, 2008

Weekly Report 12 May - 16 May

I think the hives are behind us. "They" think it was a product of a virus she had earlier last week.

We had no official school on Monday; we were running to the doctor and filling ice packs for the patient. All activities except swimming are now over, and I am so glad! I should probably put the money I save this summer in activitiy fees and gas in an account to use in the fall! ;) We are slowing down a bit in Latin. It is fun to learn lists of nouns, but when you learn conjunctions and all those "little" words, it becomes a bit more confusing. But Nutmeg still enjoys Latin so we will continue through the summer and add German back in in the fall. I have been so excited about the Time Traverlers American Revolutin cd from HomeSchool in the Woods, that we have gone back in time and studied Jamestown and Plymouth again so we could do the crafts. (above picture) I also got my Discovery Streaming account set up, so we have watched some history videos. Nutmeg was excited to see a Pocahontas cartoon. I will not let her watch the Disney movie. We listen to two of the songs I really like from the soundtrack, but please! OK, I will not go off on a rant about that movie... Math and FLL2 continue. We also do the Abeka Oral Language lessons. Does anyone else use this? Sometimes I wonder if it beneficial. We read books about dragonflies, and Nutmeg did a notebook page. What else.. We have been recognizing ladybug larvae; I never knew what they were before. It has been pretty quiet this week, which is welcome!
Hope you all had great weeks.

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monique said...

Neat model :) I have to tell you that I look to your blog for inspiration... I love the way you run a tight ship! Why don't you watch Disney's Pocahontas? (not censuring, just asking)

Michele said...

I don't like the hint of romance between Pocahontas and JS. I just am fascinated by John Smith and do not think the portrayal does him justice. And I do not like the standard "cute" characters etc. There is an event John Smith describes in his writing: Pocahontas coming in to warn him her father was planning to have him killed and he needed to leave the Indian village. He offered her beads or some other standard gift for a native informant. He seemed mystified that she got upset and ran out of the room. Can't you imagine what her heart was feeling? To be "paid off" by someone she obviously respected and perhaps thought of as a friend! You can not do justice to that in a Disney cartoon. But I like the riverbend song and the colors of the wind song ;)

Thank you for the nice things you said about my blog! A tight ship? I wonder if my husband would agree?


Kysha said...

I love your model! Sounds like you are back in the swing of things.

Have a great weekend!

Paige said...

What a neat model, thanks for sharing!

Kat said...

Your model is great. I am such a slacker mom when it comes to crafts. I need to get over my "issues" with them and at least give the tools to my kids to see what they can come up with.

We have the Pocahontas movie...but my kids have never been interested in actually watching it.