11 January 2013

The Weekly Wrap-Up {2nd Semester Begins}

So today wraps up our first week of school since the holidays.  Boy, was I ever ready to get back to some kind of schedule.  And I must say it went so much more smoothly than I thought it would.  I didn't schedule  too heavy of a load, but I didn't go light either and the kids did well.

I wondered how their attitudes would be with us not doing the 3rd quarter co-op with our homeschool group (it started today), but even though there is a bit of disappointment they have been positive about it and I am grateful.  

This week we got right back in the groove with math, language arts, history, science, Bible, and music/piano. The Princess' new math book is not yet in so we supplemented with free printable worksheets online and exercises on her new Christmas gift--a nabi.  She is also really enjoying her new TLP literature book, Pippi Longstocking.  

Mr. B wasn't quite as enthusiastic this week, partly because he is still recovering from being sick last weekend.  He lay down on his bed more often than usual throughout the week.  He did pretty well getting back into the swing of things though--especially jumping right back in there with his math and multiplication tables.  His reading has so improved this year as well, I love to hear him read.  Now if I could just get him to appreciate writing a little more:)  Getting him to do copywork or any writing activity is usually a chore.  

We did take a great field trip this week and also enjoyed the January free Lego build at the store in Nashville.  You can read more about that here.  I actually have quite a few activities planned for us this month since we're not doing co-op.  I'm looking forward to having more time in our schedule for that.  

Now I'm ready to enjoy the rest of the weekend!  I hope you have a great one, too!

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Athena said...

What do you think of the nabi? My son asked for one for Christmas, but I didn't know anyone who had used one. Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier!

Lora @ my blessed life said...

So far we are pleased with the nabi. It is parent-password protected, has wifi, and the pre-loaded content seems to all be good stuff. The only thing I don't like is that the educational part has to have wifi to be accessed--which is fine if we're at home or other place with wifi, but not "on the go". Both of our children were given one for Christmas (a total surprise to us!), so I'm glad that they've turned out to be a good thing. We do limit their time on them though. They have to read for 30 minutes to earn 15 min on the nabi (unless I'm having them do an educational activity on it).:)