14 January 2011
Week 16 - New Year, New Material, New Spaces and sick kids
Read Alouds - The Land of the Silver Apples, Jan Brett 's The Owl and the Pussycat, Stellaluna, plus bedtime reads that I can't remember today.
CC's Reads - Harry Potter again - she finally checked #2 out from the library so she can quit rereading the first one. Bruce Coville's version of A Winter's Tale and The Tempest
I have great new material for both girls. I ended last semester knowing that things needed to change. I needed a more predicable work schedule, and I needed a set schedule of work for the kids. Looking at the books I already have, I choose MP K and MP Classical Studies. I'm also going to start RS A with LB, again.
Here's How it Worked.
*scheduled in MP
**replaces equivalent assignment in MP
LB - ETC**, Stellaluna *, play in snow, watch Magic School Bus, make jello, play, recitation*, RS lesson**.
CC - sick - watched History Detectives (4 episodes), Harry Potter movie 1, napped, coughed, blew nose, had a headache.
LB went to school then fell asleep on the way home. Maybe she's not all better yet.
CC finally emerged from her room. She was only up for a few hours, but that is an improvement. She did some art, played with keva blocks and watched mythbusters and Liberty's Kids.
I learned that running an extra 15 minutes and pushing the shower until after my next call is a bad idea especially if the calls run over. I ran at noon; it is now six. I still haven't showered. I need a better time to run.
Glorious sunrise this morning. Now that I'm becoming a morning person, I love watching the sunrise while I have my coffee in the quiet of the day.
LB - woke up with an earache. She is sick again.
CC - feeling better, rested, did art and finished her story. 12 pages and over 3000 words.
LB is sick still.
CC went to school.
LB went back to the doctor today - an ear infection and tonsillitis.
CC is under the weather and not fully recovered from her cough. I can't focus on trying to push her through work with LB feeling so bad. She read and played with keva blocks again.
Well. Week 16 was a bad, bad week. :) Nothing really worked well because the kids were sick. It is one of those weeks that make you question if you should be doing this at all. However, I know that the kids will get better. The new schedule and material might work, once I get a chance to try them. At least it is the weekend, and I can get some rest and put the finishing touches on my new office.
BB started a new job. He's working at an afterschool English school. He's teaching English to 7-8 yos who are just learning English. They sang BINGO and Head and Shoulders and played ring-around-the-rosie. I think it is pretty cool.