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Monday, January 27, 2014

Homeschool Wrap Up Week 21

We had a bit of an off week this week.  Art was out of town for several days which doesn't affect school time but does have an affect on our days.  Then we have had this bug running through our house.  Christian started it last week with a low grade temp, headache, runny nose, and cough (he still has all but the temp over a week later)  then Anthony had the same symptoms starting Tuesday afternoon.  Emelia started complaining of headache Tuesday night with no other symptom but fever and so did Lily.  Nick and Alex both started sneezing and sore throat but no fever.  By Wednesday morning the girls and Anthony's fevers were gone.  Thursday everyone seemed to be ok (still runny noses on the boys) and Chelsea had a meeting so we went to town, dropped her off and grabbed some books from the library.  Then I ran into Walmart for a few quick things while they stayed with Nick in the van.  We ran through the drive through, picked Chelsea up, and headed for home.  Friday morning both the girls woke up with fever again and sore throats and runny noses. Anthony got a strange rash on his face and Chelsea developed cold symptoms.  My children don't get sick very often, but when they do, they do it well :( .  But really I am very thankful it wasn't more serious, although I am so ready for these bugs to get out of my house!  They are still coughing and sneezing but all the fevers seem to be gone.

So all this to say we did not get much done this week.  Our morning school work stayed mostly the same.  Anthony was excused the days he wasn't feeling well.  Lily would've been too, but she was insistent that she wanted to do the Bible lesson in the mornings.  We did not work at all on our Land Animals lapbook for this week but hopefully can get it done next week.  Nick and Alex did their normal morning and afternoon school work.  Christian and Anthony did not do Spelling/Reading all week long.  The girls did not do any work except Bible and they did do an Adventus Piano lesson one day, and made their ABC Snack although they didn't eat much of it.

I just love watching them work together!
We did start a little bit on a new review.  Mango Languages has a homeschool edition and there over 60 languages to choose from including Pirate!  Chelsea started working on the Russian and Nick took a look at the Latin.  This week we are also going to try German, Chinese, and Pirate.

While we were at the library, I was looking for some Civil War era books for the younger children.  I am reading aloud Across Five Aprils to the older children and it is a bit heavy.  There is not much historical fiction on the Civil War for younger elementary.  I did borrow Civil War on Sunday (Magic Treehouse) from a friend and picked up a few reference books on the Civil War that has a lot of pictures of uniforms, weapons, etc..and one about the Underground Railroad.  We will be taking a look at those this week.

Hopefully everyone will be back to normal this week!

I hope you had a great week in your homeschool!

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