Friday, August 10, 2012

Weekly Update - Aug 6-10th

It was a slow week around our house.

Monday we did our normal work, but I had to drag D through it kicking and screaming.  It was a tough day and I was happy to take Tuesday off to head to the zoo.

Way too many pictures from the zoo

Actually got all 4 of them to sit together!

E enjoying the sea lions

Taking a break while sitting in the shade watching the giraffes

My family of meerkats

This tiger came over and put it's face right up to the glass in front of each of the kids trying to smell them. 

When did these two grow up! 

Wednesday D again wanted nothing to do with school and was picking on his siblings most of the day... so it was not a good day and I quickly called school off for the day, took away all electronics and told the kids to find someway to amuse themselves the rest of the day.

Thursday we spent the morning playing at the park and then doing schoolwork once Daddy went to work.  That turned around and bit me in the butt.  Kids were tired and cranky, baby E wouldn't take a nap, and R was into EVERYTHING!  By the end of the day, not much school had been done, my house looked like ToyRus exploded inside it and I was exhausted!  Homeschooling is not for the weak!

Today turned out to be our one good day of the week.  D finally sat down with me and we breezed through a lot of work and almost got caught up.  We will still have some science and history to do on Saturday, but there's not much else to do while Daddy is working all weekend so we might as well get caught up on school.

Only 5 more weeks of school before we take a month long break to move back home!  In that time I also need to make some review workbooks for D to do to keep his mind working while I'm busy packing and unpacking. I'm thinking that I am going to make some math fact sheets for him to practice on, a couple of Latin vocab word sheets, wipe off map sheets to keep practicing his states, some grammar review sheets and a bunch of sodoku and logic puzzles.

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