I know we did school last week, but it flew by in a blur. Here is my pitiful attempt at a wrap up using the few pictures that I snapped.
Ryan worked on the letter B activities in the Letter of the Week Curriculum. He spent a good part of the week telling me that the B says “aaah.” By Wednesday, I think I convinced him that only the A says “ahhh” and the B says “buh.” Of course, now when I ask him what the letter is, he tells me the sound instead of the name. Oh well, he’ll get it straight eventually.
The morning routine has a few kinks in it. By the time breakfast and baby stuff calm down and we are ready to start school, Ryan is hungry again and becoming a whiny mess. I have found that it works better to not even try school stuff until after snack time which makes it almost 10:30. I’m trying to convince myself that this is okay, even if it isn’t how the other homeschoolers are doing it.
Speaking of not doing what other homeschoolers do – I have completely thrown out calendar time. Can’t seem to figure out how to make it work for us and no one seems to care, so out it goes. I never liked it anyway. I bet Ryan figures out his days of the week without it.
Let me shock you even further by admitting that next year I will probably throw out RE. Gasp! Don’t panic too much though. Our history curriculum covers a great deal of the Biblical events while explaining the doctrines that arise from the stories. A little supplementing on my part and catechesis will be thorough. I’ll flesh this out more next year.
The big boys love baby brother and help me keep him happy while I cook. One day when Ryan was entertaining the baby, he yells to me, ‘” I gived Cooper wings!” This is what I found when I came to check it out. Not as bad as I had feared.
And finally, I discovered last week that even the blurriest photos can be salvaged with Picasa if you accept an artistic flare. My kitchen has never looked better!