Sunday, February 28, 2010

21st Week of School Report

The local schools canceled at least one day each week since Christmas because of weather. We didn't have any school cancellations because of weather at our homeschool! Our homeschool has sure had a lot of sickness cancellations though! This week the Lambs were sick with colds and grouchy along with sick. I didn't push school on them. We tried to have a little school, but we didn't do much. We didn't have school on Monday or Tuesday because Lamb 1 was sick. We had school on Wednesday and Thursday but we didn't go to church Wednesday night because Lamb 1 was still sick. Friday we did haircuts and shopping and didn't fit any school in. I know we could have done some school in the car, but we didn't. Saturday we did school and our babysitter came. Saturday Lamb 2 didn't feel well and HE decided to take a nap while our babysitter was here. We didn't go to church today because Lamb 2 was still sick with a cold. Here's what we did accomplish this week.
Math: Finished lesson 13 in MUS.
Reading: We read volume 3 of My Book House. We are still memorizing Bed in Summer by R. L. Stevenson.
Phonics: Lamb 1 continues to do well in Ordinary Parents Guide to Teaching Reading.
Religion: Memorized John 14:6 for Sunday School.
Music: We took a field trip to a music store 45 miles away from us on Thursday. The Lambs were too excited by everything in the store (especially the $1000 drum set) and couldn't concentrate to tell me the names of the instruments displayed (guitars and trombone). They did identify a trumpet during their excitement. We bought a child's cymbal set and let them have those when we got home. The clerk was surprised that what I was really looking for was a cabaca. She agreed to sell us a cabaca for 25% off. She sold us a nice cabaca like a band would use. She kept talking about how it would be a good instrument for quality to stand up to our boys. I think she was shocked to sell a cabaca to a 5 year old and especially that he knew the name of it. Lamb 1 knows we bought it for him but we are saving it for his birthday. We rarely buy birthday gifts-Grandma buys enough-so this is a special treat. The cabaca was expensive compared to other child's instruments like small drums and tambourines. I feel good that we shopped local and I didn't have to mess with searching the internet for a cabaca. We have it and don't have to wait for it to be shipped in time for his birthday.
We didn't get to much Latin, art, science, or history to talk about here.
Handwriting: Lamb 2 continues on his worksheets from and he does a little better every day. Lamb 1 was so grouchy this week that I didn't work on handwriting with him!
Lamb 1 also has been working a little day to get through his pile of papers to choose what to keep and what to throw away. We also turned the calendar page to March!

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