Friday, March 14, 2008

Weekly Report?? I have no idea....



Seriously... I have no idea.... but then, we have changed to year round school so I suppose it wont matter in the long run, as long as we finish what we started right? *Ü*I recently posted about some changes to schedule here

This week started off very well. Christian has become the most motivated teenager I have ever met! She loves working 2 days a week, and she has been faithful to get up on her own (everyday this week) begin her quiet time, and accomplish math, science and either history or lit before she went to work on Tuesday and Wednesday. Who is this child and what have done with my daughter? *Ü*

No, seriously, we are very proud of her... not only that.... but she has taken a big girl pill of sorts and has made some wonderful connections to priorities and how good it feels to do the things she needs to get done and then be rewarded with youth group and a paycheck! She feels things have more of a purpose than before.... and may I add... (gasp) she has even been enjoying science.... Is that awesome or what? We are proud....

RyLee... oh my RyLee Kay....did well this week, but getting up on time is an issue... hasn’t been able to earn a star for a few weeks now... Im thinking of how I can help her be motivated in this area again... she does what she needs to during the day... its that getting up part she is having a hard time with.

AS far as our academic week... we accomplished almost everything *Ü*

Science: Christian did awesome, but still has an experiment to do. RyLee didn’t do any science this week.

Math: they both did great... RyLee has one more lesson for today, but Christian was done yesterday Thursday....I’m telling you... she’s a change gal... I’m hoping this isn’t short lived... I am a realist you know... *Ü* She was very tired yesterday....

History/Writing: Was fantastic... both girls wrote about Andrew Jackson. RyLee 2 paragraphs, Christian wrote 4. She also wrote about the trail of tears and Cherokee Indians.... It went well. We will finish this up next week.... we still have more... we also watched a video on Andrew Jackson. We are continuing through our Teaching Company dvd series on Early American History.

Literature: Christian took a detour and is reading Emma. We recently bought According to Jane and she just loved it! So she is on a Jane Austin kick... although I will report... sadly, she is not enjoying Emma... sniff...

Rylee finished up Cherokee Animal Tales. It was really short.... I have not decided what she will read next week...but she enjoyed this.

Spanish: didn’t happen :(

Nature Study: This has been fantastic! Barb over at The Heart of Harmony has been the best! Holding our hand and giving us bits of The Handbook of Nature Study to read each week and an activity to accomplish w/ our kids. Its called the Green Hour: NO child left inside. *Ü* I created a new blog to host our activity. Its called Sticks and Stones You can see our last 4 challenges if you like at the Sticks and Stones blog. Also, its not to late to participate. Jump on in... we are not formal...

Sketch Tuesday has been fun. I didn’t participate this week, but Dan and the girls did.


My plans for next week... the schedule we change a little... maybe not focus on blocks of time, but just completing what we need. I know the beginning of a new lesson in Science takes Christian twice as long... so we will tweak as we go... its a guideline we have to move a little....

Overall though, it was a great week... Thanks for making it this far! If you made it this far! *Ü* its good to be back...

16 comments:

Lori Carr said...

sounds like a great week! I am so glad everything is going so smoothly. My dd10 loves to sleep in also! I am thinking we are now getting into all those teenage growth spurts and hormones!! I am not ready!

Have a great weekend!
Lori

Michele said...

Science is becoming my favorite subject too. It must be Spring in the air. That is a great report. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I made the notebook page with Startwrite.

Michele

Angela said...

What a great week! I'm going to have to get back into the swing next week after taking this one off. I also need to restart the nature walks, thanks for the inspiration!

eclecticallyyours said...

Lisa: Really enjoyed this weeks update. I think it's so cool about your teenaged daughter taking the bull by the horns. I'll bet her accomplishments have given her some self confidence!

Brittney said...

Way to go Christian! That is awesome. I'm with Ry Lee...10 more minutes, Mom!

What a great week you all had! I have been on a JA kick too...watched Becoming Jane, Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, and Jane Austin Book Club (not for kids) while Collin was gone!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend in the Pacific NW!
Brittney

Anonymous said...

I am impressed at how productive you are. I love how you school them. I will try to check out Sticks and Stones.

Blessings,
Karen aka Testimony on WTM boards
www.homeschoolblogger.com/testimony

Morning Rose said...

Sounds like a great week! My boys are not morning people either. It was hard to get used to the time change, but it's nice to have more light at night. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Rhonda said...

It sounds like a great week! I am glad you did a weekly report. :)
I must check out your new nature blog, how exciting! We have one more Friday co-op this year and then I really hope to join the Green Hour fun.
~Have a blessed day.
~Rhonda

Mommy Reg said...

Wow, you guys did get a lot accomplished. Mine are all still younger and need me to hold their hand through most of what they do. Thank you for visiting my blog today.

Paige said...

Thanks for sharing your week. Sounds like fun!

Mama to 3 all-boy boys said...

What a wonderful gift your oldest has given you -- even if it shortlived, you can see her implementing and owning responsibility! Such an encouragement! Glad it was such a good week!

Tina said...

YEAH! I am so glad your week went well. :o) And double YEAH!! for Ms. C.

~Tina

Mom2legomaniacs said...

Sounds like a pretty good week there! I want to get outside and join in with the green hour as well. We will be starting up this week after 2 weeks off. MIght be a nice time to start that. Thanks for the inspiration.

melissa

Dawne said...

Sounds like Christian is doing great! I can imagine what a proud mama you are. :-)

Kysha said...

Wow! You had a great week! I'm tweeking our schedule this week also. I pray it works!

Sea Star said...

I sounds like you had a great week.

We seem to have the opposite problem at our house about getting up. My Sophie is always up with the sun and can't understand why anyone would stay in bed after 6:30 or so. We can't get her to stay in her room for anything. At least we never have to set the alarm.