Friday, September 17, 2010

Weekly Wrap Up Week 1: The One Where I Bore You to Death




Weekly Wrap-Up is sponsored by Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers (whose name cracks me up) and is a chance for homeschoolers to share what they've been doing all week and hopefully glean from and encourage one another.  I have noticed other homeschoolers whose blogs I follow join in weekly and am hoping to participate as often as I remember. 

We've wrapped up our second week of school and it's been a challenging one. I'm not sure the kids were quite ready to let go of summer and they had a difficult time settling back into work mode. Hopefully we'll get the kinks sorted out soon and get into the swing of things!  Included in my quick list of negatives is the fact that I cannot seem to get the Switched on Schoolhouse Science to work properly.  As I am sure I will hate it anyway, I'm thinking of tossing it immediately and finding a new science, saving my sanity in the process (I know, I know, some of you are saying it's much too late for that!).

On a positive note, my sophomore has been thriving with Sonlight and working independently.  This seems to be a perfect fit for him.  I am sad to see him head off to the family room each morning with his load of books, as I enjoy more interaction with my kids, but it is working.  And working well.  Another positive; he actually said, "I enjoyed my Biology lesson today." and then proceeded to elaborate on what he had learned.  As he is finishing the book from last year because it was such a struggle, I am super excited to hear these words!

The 3rd-8th grader are working together on a Narnia unit study.  The highlight of this week was turning a section of the book, The Magician's Nephew, into a script.  They have been practicing and will be performing this for me on Monday.  They're trying to talk their older brother into playing the role of the maid, but so far have not had much luck! It will be interesting to see what they come up with if he continues to refuse.

And that wraps up our week!  What's happened with you this week?

8 comments:

One Mom said...

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Firefly Mom said...

Man, I know how nutty it can get around here with only one kid - I am continually in awe of you for hsing multiple kids!

We also finished our second week, and are *trying* to be a bit more structured this year, per Cody's request. Outside hs activities included several rehearsals, volunteering, and book group, plus we had things like marine biology, nature journaling, reading for book group and our family read-aloud (Beowulf and Around the World in 80 Days, respectively), some online math drills and... I'm sure I'm missing something.

This week was also Halo:Reach week (it's been on the calendar for months) so we went to the midnight release party on Monday and then he played it all day Tuesday (and I do mean ALL day!) But even that had been agreed upon ahead of time. :)

Lori said...

Found you at the weekly wrap up. I know what you mean about the high school thing- my dd is taking Friday classes outside the home and pretty much works on her own to complete her assignments. It is not ideal, but it working for her and she likes her classes too! Your Narnia study sounds great- I love the idea of making a script and performing part of it.

cahanbury said...

Great idea with the script!

My name is Tiffany said...

I always hear great things about Sonlight! Your Narnia project sounds fun. Sometimes I wish I were in school agian.

Lora @ my blessed life said...

Hello:) I'm stopping by from the *weekly wrap-up*! Sounds like you had a great week! Your Narnia study would be a lot of fun, I bet!

Ryan Egan said...

Good morning! My name is Ryan and I work for Alpha Omega Publications. I'd love to see what we can do to help you get Switched-On Schoolhouse working or at least take a listen to the problems you're having. You can email me directly at http://scr.im/regan if you'd like me to help.

So sorry you're having frustration with the software!

- Ryan from AOP

Sharla said...

Our kids loved the Narnia study we did a few years ago.
I found you on the weekly wrap up (it was my first week participating).

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