Friday, October 28, 2011

Weekly Recap 10/24-10/28/11

We've had another wonderful week.  I found myself wondering today why this year felt so much easier than our previous homeschooling years.  It dawned on me that last year we were in the midst of showing our house and looking for a new house.  My dh started his new job on November 1 last year.  What a year it's been!

Our history is going so well.  We completed two chapters this week.  We learned about the events in China, Japan, and India during the 17th century.  All of the children really seem to be enjoying the passages from Story of the World as well as the library books that I have been checking out from our local library.  S9 spent time this week reading about Japanese artists and shipwrecked boys while H12 was reading about royalty from Sweden and India.  M7 and I read several story book versions of the Grimm fairy tales.  We even caught the others listening in a few times.  We also spent some time this week watching and listening to the fairy tales by the Grimm brothers.  We had some lively compare/contrast conversations about their favorite tales.  Everyone voted that Tangled was much more enjoyable than the original telling of Rapunzel.

If we keep making progress at this rate we will be able to take the entire week of Thanksgiving off of school.  With our extra company coming during that week, it will be good to have some days without the responsibility of school.


  1. Sounds like you're off to a great start this year!

  2. Sounds like a good week. We're looking forward to a move, and I'm beginning to dread what life is going to look like during that. Congrats on getting past that!

  3. This year must be a piece of cake in comparison! Looks like a great week.