Saturday, February 26, 2011

Weekly Wrap-up--February 25, 2011

I should be realistic and just plan to do this post on Saturday. I never feel ready to wrap-up our week and summarize what we have done on Friday. There are usually loose blog posts floating around, too. So here it is, on Saturday again, and probably for the foreseeable future that is the way it will be!

We had a week at home this week, because Kutey was still under the weather.


It snowed here Monday, a continuation of the storm we started on Sunday. In all we got about 18 inches of new snow. Hubby's office was closed for the day because of the snow, which was fun! I ended up taking Kutey to the doctor because she had had a fever for 5 days. Diagnosis? Influenza. Joy. Kiddo stayed home with Daddy and worked on his school stuff. Yes, he still had to do school even though our schools were out for Presidents' Day and Daddy was home for snow. We finished up our Great Backyard Bird Count by seeing no birds, and we punted on our bird lab, since we couldn't really get to the zoo. Kiddo and Kutey also did some bird drawings.

Tuesday and Wednesday we did lots and lots of school. Kutey was still sick, but Kiddo was able to get through lots and lots of math, reading, Explode the Code, science, and history.


Wednesday night, Kutey started complaining that her ear hurt then didn't sleep much. So Thursday we headed to the doctor again. Once we got home, gave Kutey antibiotics, and got her down for a nap, Kiddo and I watched the last launch of the space shuttle Discovery.


Kutey was still feeling not well on Friday. Kiddo worked through his school work and hit the LEGOS. Math was his big thing of the week. We also managed a Friday History Field Trip! It was a virtual trip to Mount Vernon.

Kutey is slowly getting better. No one else seems to have come down with what she had, or if we did, we had a more mild case. I am thankful for that. I am also hopeful that after 10 days (yes, 10 days!) of fever, Kutey will be much, MUCH better tomorrow.


This week's curriculum:
  • Kiddo finished up Explode the Code 5 1/2, a full week ahead of schedule! He'll start the Book 6 on Monday!
  • Math, Math, MATH! Kiddo took giant leaps forward. With understanding came enjoyment. I know it helped that I sat down and took the extra time to be present with him. Three and four digit addition with multiple numbers? No problem. Let's hope subtraction of the same comes just as quick and easy next week!
  • In history, we read Chapter 24, "The Wars of the Greeks," in Story of the World, Vol. 1. We also read a bit more about the Greek Gods from last week, since the books finally came in to the library!
  • We finished up Unit 23 on birds in R.E.A.L. Science Odyssey-Life 1, and started Unit 21 on amphibians. I admit I am a bit blocked on science right now. I have a tough time gearing up for lab days, even when the labs are super simple. We should have finished amphibians this week, but we will have to work on it next week.
  • Kiddo read the Magic Tree House Research Guide Sea Monsters, in addition to 3 very easy books on Presidents' Day, and the continuation of Harry Potter.

We are linking up to Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers. Click to see what others did this week!

1 comment:

jugglingpaynes said...

Your poor little girl. I'm glad to hear she is finally on the mend.

Peace and Laughter,