It’s been a couple of weeks since I’ve posted our weekly review. To be honest it’s been so crazy around here that the days have kind of been a blur. We did a lot of learning (obviously) but we have also been on the run a lot too (insert car-schooling here) doing some other really cool things. Due to all of the crazy I had to take a week off from my blog and focus on some other aspects of life that were being neglected, so this week’s review is actually just a quick update on what we’ve been up to the past two weeks.
This Week in Our Homeschool (Week 11 and 12)
Veterans Day Parade
For Veterans Day the older two girls were given the opportunity to ride in one of the local Veterans Day Parades. This was the first time they had ever been in a parade before and they were on cloud nine the whole time. The rest of us met up with my family and cheered them on from the sidelines, all while thanking every Veteran we came into contact with for their service.
A New Pair of Glasses
We have noticed for a while now that Katelyn always sits so close to the TV screen. It’s something she’s always done and when she was little I remembered thinking I really needed to get her eyes checked out. I had even tried to schedule her an appointment when she was about 4 and they told me to wait until she started school and they would check them there (which didn’t help me any..because homeschool). Not long after that we made a big cross country move and then I just kind of forgot about it. She never actually showed any signs of having poor vision besides sitting too close to the TV, so I always chalked that up to kids being kids – you know how it is – they can’t get close enough!
Anyways, one day I started asking her if she could tell me what letters and numbers were around the house. I was amazed to know what she couldn’t see! Then, I felt awful. So many times I had gotten on to her about things thinking she was just being lazy, but in reality – she couldn’t see! The mom guilt was REAL that day!
So off to the eye doctor we went and sure enough, Miss Katelyn is near sighted and has a pretty bad astigmatism. She picked out these super cute pink and black frames and she can’t wait for her new “cool glasses” to finally arrive! She was bummed when she found out they wouldn’t arrive in time for Thanksgiving. She was really hoping to show them off.
Operation Christmas Child
Every year the girls American Heritage Girls troop participates in Operation Christmas Child, but this year was the first year we were able to participate. This experience deserves its own blog post though, so stay tuned for that in the near future as well (apparently I’m going to be a blogging fool this week! That’s what I get for slacking off around here.)
Things We Learned This Week
- Began learning multiplication facts (which I’ll be blogging about in the very near future. You DO NOT want to miss what I have to say about this!)
- Finished reading Beauty and the Beast (finally!)
- Studied the state of New Hampshire and Massachusetts
- Learned about the History of Veterans Day and the Branches of Military
- Started a new Spanish curriculum (Review coming in the near future!)
- Studied the different types of sentences
- How to guide light
- How light carries information
- Uppercase cursive letters
…and so much more!
As you can see, we’ve been busy to say the very least, and I don’t see an end to the busyness anytime soon.
What do you have planned for your homeschool this week?