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Sunday, October 22, 2017

Homeschool Wrap Up Week 9

I've been thinking this week-end a lot about all of the different seasons in our lives and how much things change.  Change isn't a bad thing, just different.  Children are supposed to grow and change and when they do we do too. When all of my children were younger, my life was like a never ending daycare, or preschool. Now that they are older we have shifted from play dates at the playground being the most important thing in their week to concerts and football games.  It can be so hard when children are growing up.  How much should we let them do on their own?  How much responsibility do we trust them with?  What kinds of things should they decide for themselves?  We don't always know for sure that we are making the right decisions, so all we can do is hope and pray that we are. 

Our week started out at the Arkansas State Fair.  It was a good day and a good experience but I am always glad to be able to get back home and into my own bed!

I have worked out some different transportation arrangements for Nick on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  I just have to get him to school on those days and Chelsea picks him up and brings him home.  So instead of being out of the house for 2.5 hours, I am only gone for 40 minutes.  On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays we still have to stay in town the whole time. 

We had our Bible lesson from Kid Niche Weave Your Word in Me.  Then we started working on our new poem Jabberwocky by Lewis Carrol.  The children are not impressed with this poem.  We read our history lesson 9 in America's Story on William Wilberforce.  We watched an engineering lesson that gave the children another building challenge to use a sheet of paper and masking tape to try and support as much weight from books as you can.  Christian and Anthony worked on that while I made lunch.  In the afternoon we did math and started Step 18 in AAS.  They read a chapter in Johnny Tremain.  Emmie did some Reading Eggs and Lily read a story from The Magic Stories (upcoming review.)

The girls had gymnastics at 4:30.  The boys needed to be at the park at 5 and Parent/Teacher conferences at the school were from 3:30-7.  Art dropped the girls and I off at gymnastics, ran to the school to talk to Nick's teacher, dropped the boys off at the park and came back to get us.

Christian and Alex won their soccer game which meant that they had to play again on Thursday.  Alex was supposed to be going to a concert with the youth group that we had already bought tickets for.  He wasn't sure what to do.  I told him it was his decision.  He is the goalie for his team and without him they would not have a chance to win. He chose to not go to the concert.

Wednesday morning after we dropped Nick off at school we went to church to work on Kid's Club stuff until it was time to pick him up.  When we got home we did our Bible lesson and worked on the poem.  Then we did a science lesson on Anders Celsius.  We did an experiment showing that the boiling point of water can change.  After lunch we quickly did math, spelling, and reading.  Then it was time to leave for Kid's Club.

Thursday we did our Bible lesson and poetry.  Next up was geography (geography is usually on Mondays but we missed Monday.)  Our lesson this week was on Columbia.  Math, spelling test, and reading in the afternoon and we all had to load up to head to music lessons.

After music lessons we had to run to a house to take care of their cats while they are out of town.  Then we dropped Nick off to go to the concert and headed to the park for the soccer game.  They won which means they have to play one more championship game. 

Friday we ran errands and went grocery shopping.  That night Art took Nick and Alex to the football game.

Saturday I took the girls to the library for a Halloween event that had a craft, snacks, stories, and games.  We ran out to take care of the cats, then had a birthday party to go to.

Sunday was Chelsea and Cody's anniversary.  I picked up Liam and took him to church with us.  He did well until about halfway through when he started crying and I had to take him out. I took him in the back nursery room and got him to sleep.  He went home with us and stayed all afternoon until they got back from their lunch and movie.

Earlier this week Alex went to the attic and got out the exersaucer and cleaned it all up for Liam.  Definitely got my money's worth out of it!  We have had it for 15 years and it looks almost new.

I hope you had a great week!

Happy Homeschooling!

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