Friday, January 13, 2012

Weekly wrap-up--January 13, 2012

I have been dreading this week for a month. Hubby is out of town. That may not seem like a big deal, but for us it is unusual. I was sure I was going to get tired and crabby, which would mean school did not go well. To add to the dread, there was nothing special on the calendar. No real field trips, no outside classes, nothing. Next week is loaded, but this week? Nada.

Turns out, however, that it was a decent week!

Kutey was sick Sunday to Monday with a stomach virus. Sunday was a whirlwind of that combined with getting Hubby off to the airport (thanks to friends who live close by and their willingness to drive him to the airport at the last minute!) Kiddo and I just went about our days. There was much more screen time than I normally like for those two days, but sometimes you just have to go with it. Hubby and I talked about that and buying Kutey pink Gator*de to drink. When kids are sick, we agreed, you just have to go with it.

Tuesday it was 53 degrees according to my van thermometer. 53! In January! In Minnesota! Unreal! We went to the park for a couple of hours in the afternoon with friends. T and I sat and soaked up the sun and warmth while the kids all ran around without coats. It was bliss!

Thursday we went to our friends' home for a knitting lesson. I was teaching. S knew how to knit, but forgot how to cast on. Her mom, N, didn't know anything, and Kiddo has been asking to learn since he saw Arthur learning on Arthur. So I taught. The time flew by! The kids played for a bit after that, we had some lunch with them, and then we headed home.

Today I had planned to take the kids to the Science Museum, but, well, hanging out at home is what they wanted to do. So we spent the day just hanging out here at home. Very relaxing.

  • Kiddo finished up the times tables in Singapore 3A. We move into money next week, then on to review and we'll be done! Next book is on the way.
  • We read Chapter 18--The Age of Crusades in Story of the World, Vol. 2. We spread the reading out over the week, it was a dense chapter.
  • We studied Mercury in R.E.A.L. Science Odyssey, Earth and Space. For Kiddo, most of this is review. He has read about space and the planets quite a bit. He is enjoying it, however.
  • Kutey moved back to Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons for reading. This is proving to be a difficulty, finding the right way to teach her. She can read, she is just 5 and easily distracted.
  • Kutey also did some math on the iPad this week, in addition to her little workbooks. I moved our theme book for this week, to give her more time to recover.
  • We have also been reading the book Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick. We will be attending a homeschool book club next week, and this is the book. It seemed really long, but it is a remarkably quick read. It is also one of the National Homeschool Book Award nominees. Don't know about the National Homeschool Book Award? Check it out!

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


Our Side of the Mountain said...

It does seem strange when a family member is gone for a few days! Even when it's one of the kids! I always feel like something is "off" or, well, "missing". Glad your week went well despite the belly bug!

jugglingpaynes said...

Congratulations on making it through the week. The weather is so weird this year, isn't it? We keep hopping up and down the thermometer from fifties down to frigid temps and then back up. Hard to get used to the cold when it doesn't stay put any length of time!

I hope all the stomach bugs have left your home. (((shudder))) Of all the ways to be sick, that's the one I least like.

Peace and Laughter!