Monday, January 18, 2010

Weekly Report 1/18/10 - 1/23/10

Monday, MLK day

  • Watched 3 of my friends' kids on MLK day. Played the youtube of last part of MLK's last speech for S and friend. They were not that interested but I wanted S to hear MLK voice.
  • S and friend played with S's animating program
  • B and her friends made up a pretty ballet dance and played with dolls. (B attended her cousins Nutcracker production and now is enamoured with ballet).
  • Took B to violin lesson but teacher wasn't there! But all was not lost, I sang B all the songs/lullabyes we used to sing when she was younger.
  • J did a short exercise in his Writeshop and then had nice daddy time driving to the farm (about an hr away) to pick up our beef order.
  • Rick took S with him to home depot to get materials for building bluebird boxes.
  • B watched The Robinsons and then Mulan
  • She also played a lot of plants vs. zombies with Rick
  • J and I studied for Latin test tomorrow (some in afternoon and some in evening)
  • W went to his band practice
  • W studied for Latin
  • W went to meet his friend for mass and Bible study but there was no mass and no Bible study. MLK day strikes again!
  • B read a story in her reader to Rick
  • R is reading Battle of the Labyrinth
  • S played a lot of piano today. Right now he is sounding out an Eric Satie piece.

  • Went to Latin class - took two quizzes. W and J did not do well. I got a 94% on one, the other one wasn't graded.
  • B and S did penmanship. S did a little Latin and math. B did reading workbook but didn't do her math.
  • Took J to his first tutoring session. Liked the tutor a lot. Seems enthusiastic and relieved. While waiting at the tutor's B and I went over the math she didn't do. Then she got to play on the wii with the tutor's son.
  • I got my Latin homework done while waiting.
  • I made J and S go for a 30 minutes walk to get some exercise.
  • B went to gymnastics
  • Read next chapter in Cure of Ars in and Herodotus
  • J started the China unit in Trisms but didn't get far. I need to give more direction in that area.
  • J and I read book X in Odyssey and answered study guide questions.
  • Read Bible History - Solomon's wisdom
  • Did WWE - S took perfect dictation! B was supposed to narrate a passage from Pinocchio but got upset that she hadn't read the book and the passage was giving away the story. So we ditched that and I read her the first two chapters of the real book of Pinocchio. She announced that it would be her new chapter book.
  • Worked with B on addition patterns that would help her add faster. She only partially paid attention.
  • S read first chapter in his Alex Rider book
  • S and I went over vocabulary and little bit of grammar in his LfC workbook
  • S finished lesson 24 in Saxon.
  • J baked cookies!
  • J tried to do China unit but just can't get started!
  • J worked on Writeshop exercise.
  • Went for a 40 minute walk with J, B and S
  • J, B, S and I went through the 50 States Fandex reviewing state capitals, just cuz it happened to be out and I picked it up while we were eating lunch.
  • J and I watched the next Earth Works lecture on Transform Faults. Lots of stuff about the San Andreas Fault and CA earthquakes.

  • W got up and went to 9:15 Mass
  • I Read ch. 3 and 4 in Herodotus
  • Did WWE with B and S - S had to summarized passage; B did copy work
  • S did Music Theory lesson with W
  • S read next ch. in Alex Rider book
  • I played adding game with B with dice
  • Played multiplication game with S using dice
  • J finished Alg lesson from yesterday and started on next lesson
  • J did 2nd lesson in Logic
  • J did a little exercise from Writeshop - he just had to describe a simple object. It took him forever to settle on what he wanted to describe. Either he couldn't find the words to describe something accurately enough like his hat or the dining room clock, or it was something that he realized the exercise didn't allow, like a banana. Finally he settle on a red candle sitting on the coffee table. Then he literally used 5 words and that was it!
  • J and I read Book XI in the Odyssey
  • J and I went to the drs and his scoliosis has gotten very bad quickly. So the dr recommended surgery. We are looking at Feb. 24th right now. That will put a big hole in things for a while!
  • W went to his music theory II class. He hates it and wants to drop it. He says he'll learn lots of music theory in his composition class and at piano lessons.
  • I'm assuming W is working on his Writeguide course; better check up on that.

  • J went with the youth group down to the March for Life
  • W has 4 hour Music Composition class
  • S has VT re-evaluation today at 2:00
  • Did a little bit of Greek, learned about smooth and rough breathing marks and how to say the 'h' sound. This got S going because he knows the author in the Percy Jackson series got this wrong! He was spelling the h sound with an 'ata' which really forms the long A sound.
  • Read the next chapter in the Cure of Ars.
  • Read Pinocchio to B. S spent the night at friends house.

  • Did our big bluebird box building workshop. Kids came over in the afternoon to participate but wound up mostly playing outside.
Today, Sunday

  • Mass
  • J needs to do a lesson in Alg.
  • I'd like to read a book of the Odyssey with him if we can.
  • W is having band practice today I think.
  • W and J have youth group this evening.


MissMOE said...

Sorry to hear about the needed surgery. I never thought to look at Youtube for MLK speech--thanks for the idea. Thanks for sharing your week.

Kristine said...

Such a wonderful and busy week! I'll be praying that J's surgery goes well.

Karen E. said...

Praying for that surgery, Faith!