Saturday, August 25, 2007

1 Week down! 35 more to go! *Ü*

Well here we are.... our first week done and gone! It feels good... but not as it should... I had to work at 11:00 am - 8:00 pm 3 days this week... I normally work at 2:00 so it really through me off beginning on Tuesday! Next week will be better... I don't work!

Monday was great... crazy busy, but good... we didn't get all of school done.... science was pushed aside for both girls due to a mess up at the running start office for my son, and a spur of the moment job interview at Applebees. He got all of his classes that he wanted and the job! So it was a good day! We left at 3:00 and didn't get home till 8:00... but it was good...

All week did not go as planned, but we rolled with it. It wasn't as I had hopped, or what I had envisioned "in my mind", but we accomplished a lot.

Bible study first thing is a plus. It just sets us all up and in a good mood.... funny how Gods word and prayer does that! *Ü* Math being second on the to do list is also a good fit.... but after that we just went nuts... Christian would whatever, Rylee would want to read her literature book (this was scheduled for evenings) Rylee and I would get to her science and Christian would get her geography and history done... Its not a big deal.. but here i went and put everything in a time frame and it just went out the window....

What did help was I wrote out the order of what we were to do on the white board. So when It came to do some things together... we were all ready and on the same page.

RyLee and Christian are using Explorers bible study this year, again. RyLee Luke & Acts and Christian is beginning Words of Wisdom: Job, Psalms, & Proverbs.

What also has been a huge plus for me, is my husband and I have been reading a proverbs together before he walks out the door and we pray for each others day. We have been married 15 years and we have never done this together. We have independently.... but not together.... its been good too. We needed to connect this way. Lives are busy enough... this makes us stop for just a moment and reflect.

Math... well I don't know what to say... Christian is using Teaching Textbooks again this year, it fits her perfect and RyLee is still in Saxon.

Science has been off to a great start. RyLee has completed her first week and lesson in Astronomy. Along with live and learns press file and folds! This has been a hit! We planned on using Knowledge Box Centrals lap book, but seeing them both and liking both... Live and learns was more age appropriate for a 6th grader.

Christian began Exploring Creation with Biology also using live and learns folds She really enjoyed using them. I don't have pictures for her science book ( inside it anyway) because each module will take her 2 weeks. Next weeks post will give you a better idea of what she did.

I cant tell you how happy I am for this child.... the one who always struggles academically.... she reads and listens to the mp3 version of the book and has been doing it all on her own. I review with her at the end of the day and we are studying her vocabulary together. I am also reading ahead of her.... trying to stay ahead! lol

Tapestry of grace went well this week on our own. We began week 1 of year 3. When we got to Friday, I had a minor panic.... I had read along with my girls and read my teachers notes, but still felt inadequate to teach! I made it through, but I'm glad to be moving on to week 2 and a better flow of events. Going back over year 1 and 2 was a bit much and I didn't even get to finish.... I ran out of time.... I was pretty hard on myself after words.... but this week is a new week! Movin on! Keep truckin and all that stuff. *Ü*

In TOG this week
we covered History, literature, geography and people.

I have a collage of pictures form what we did this week.... first day of school pictures, girls doing work and or activities. The only thing you wont see is RyLees planets. They are painted and ready for assembly... Her dad took off today to surf and he will help her put it together when he gets home. *Ü*

It was a light week, busy as ever... mostly because of my job starting at 11:00 not 2:00. Next week wont be a problem, because I'm off all week!!! School will then begging for him and I wont have to worry about work till 2:00.

I will post our tweaked ( time and layout)schedule soon...

Hope you enjoy the pictures.... I enjoyed taking them. ( Pictures have now been updated with solar system complete! *Ü*)


Tina in WA said...

It looks like you all had a wonderful 1st week back!

I loved the pictures!

Love your weeks re-cap!

I love it ALL!

Love you too! *Ü*


Trivium Academy said...

Fabulous Lisa!

I do have a little request...could you claim your blog at Technorati so that I can see when you update?

I love the flip picture thing!
:) Jessica

LisaWA said...

Jessica...Im lost! I dont know how!!

I will go and see if I can swing it...


LisaWA said...

Oh, Thanks Tina! *Ü*


Jennefer said...


I amd so glad your week went well - even though not like you planned. I need more of the "go with the flow" mentality most days for sure!!!

I love how you posted your pictures. I may have to borrow this if you don't mind. :)

Have a great week 2!


Pensguys said...

How do you like the Bible Explorers? Older ds will be finished with Awana this year and I'll be looking for something for him to do Bible-wise. I'm leaning toward that or BJU Bible. Any comments? You can email me.

LisaWA said...

I will email you Penny... *Ü*