Friday, April 3, 2009

Weekly Report

I write this post bleary-eyed; I stayed up until 3 am watching the weather reports last night!

We stayed home from most of our afternoon activities this week. It is amazing how much pressure that relieves! I should probably make a note of that. ;)

The Chipmunk and I have been reading Papa Piccolo for our Five in a Row studies. What a sweet story! She is also working steadily in Explode the Code 1 and the Rod & Staff preschool series.

Nutmeg is doing school as I write this. She is really working well this morning- no whining, no complaining. She is working so well that I hate to give her the weekend off! Surely it would be smoother on Monday morning if we don't forget good habits over the weekend!

I am not confidant about my writing abilities or writing teaching abilities. That is one reason I like the Writing With Ease series. I feel as though SWB is holding my hand! But this week I branched out and combined history and writing. Nutmeg has chosen a different Revolutionary War heroine each day from a book we have. The stories are usually three pages. We then follow the same outline from the WWE workbooks, and she writes a paragraph. I feel so very clever for combining two subjects!

We have been using the Homeschool in the Woods Revolutionary War cd. It is great; I love it, but I think I would have condensed some lessons for this age. It is very detailed!

This week we are also studying droughts and monsoons. Because of the torrential rains we were unable to build a moisture trap, but we should be able to see some saturated ground on our walk this afternoon!

 

3 comments:

~Angela (mommylawyer) said...

I'm quite happy with WWE, too!

Paige said...

Looks like a good week, I hate taking the weekend off too, but I guess that we have to take a break sometime!

Deborah/LavenderRose said...

You continue to be an amazing mom, Michelle. I know the girls are going to thrive and be way above the average little bears throughout life because of you. Love and hugs, Deb