08 May 2009
Week 31 Summary - Family and Fresh Air
School this week was reduced to its essential - math, spelling, and art plus reading in history, literature and mythology. Hubby's dad was here, and BB is home so hubby took off a few hours every afternoon for some family time.
Outside of book work, our week included some of our favorite places with plenty of sunshine, fresh air, rocks, blue sky, caves, trees, sticks, picnics, mud, and family.
We read a great story about Loki this week, and LB had a cute idea about what kind of lies Loki told. She said that maybe sometimes he would say that he was going upstairs to go potty, and then he would sneak into his room to play. That trickster Loki.
I still love MEP. This week we used symmetry and perimeter in geometry to reinforce multiplication. We also did multiplication and division using Roman numerals. CC thought that this was really cool. Today, I had her work some from the SIngapore CWP3 book just to make sure that all of this different math wasn't changing our wonderful word problems, but after she read the problems, she said that she knew just how to solve them and went on to easily solve word problems that used multiplication, subtraction and division in the same problem without even slowing down. I love it.
I also spent more than two hours on the phone with Sallie Mae, but that is a whole 'nuther discussion.
We have 31 days of school left for 2008-2009 school year.