This week was a short week for my high schoolers. They had Friday off, which means the routine is different than a typical school day. I had high hopes of getting significant homeschooling done, but with family pictures to prepare for, we didn't do as much as I would have liked to.
I have to say, I'm starting to appreciate online learning more in this time of not being able to get our typical style of schoolwork done. Hannah does Mandarin and math drills online.
Jack is doing a reading program and math drills. Between computer time, and the 3 subjects they work on largely on their own during nap time (math, handwriting, and English), we're limping along.
Jack has also been reading more in the evenings at bedtime. I had several new books tucked away for him, and over the past week or so, he's read 2 and started a third. I am so delighted by this that I ordered some of the YWAM books for younger kids for Jack and Hannah to try out.
This week we passed the 3 month milestone hosting the Little Ones.
These bristle blocks were a Christmas present for Luke last year. At that time, he was not grasping toys, only food, so I put them up for a rainy day. This week, I came across them, and the Little Ones had a great time exploring a new toy.
I mentioned last week that we were going to be doing pictures this week. It was nice to see our friends who have moved out of state, but it was really hot! We should get the finished images back in 2-3 weeks. I'm really looking forward to seeing what we got. We did individual photos of all the kids not in classroom school so I can update my picture wall. We also did some group pictures and I did a shot of my "class" this year.
We're spending more time in the play room than the school room these days. I know I said last week that the Little Ones would be leaving, but now it's looking like beginning of October.
Now that Luke is showing more interest in toys, we've hung a baby toy from the strap on the back of one of the Little Ones' feeding chairs. Luke was so vigorous in his play that he knocked the chair over on top of himself. He looked up at me like, "What just happened here?" but didn't cry. I was impressed.
finishing up our 3rd week of Spelling
Last week, I mentioned that in 4 weeks time, we'd finished 2 weeks curriculum. The good news is we're SO close to being done with Week 3 this week (which is week 5 of school). A friend is going to start helping out with the Little Ones during school hours so that I can get my little class back on track.
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