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02 September 2011

Weekly Report - Shh Don't tell them

By all these lovely tokens
September days are here,
With summer’s best of weather
And autumn’s best of cheer.
- Helen Hunt Jackson, September

I am trying to get a good, workable daily schedule for our school year.  I made a spreadsheet and broke down every day into 30 minute chunks and listed what each of us did.  It was enlightening.  After this week of watching, next week will be our first official week of school. 

Some  thoughts from the week:
1/7 * 1/8 = 1/7 - 1/8  Did you know that not only this is true, but it is true for a whole set of numbers?  CC discovered that this week courtesy of  Singapore NEM.

In Jotunheim, the steps to the favorite dance is a Stomp, Shuffle, Stomp, Shuffle which was explained to me by LB.

LB told Grandma (and a group of Schleich children) the whole story of Rapunzel with beautiful detail and terrific pacing.  It was wonderful.  I'm so proud.

We had our first science experiment from ClassicQuest Biology that didn't work.  We reviewed the procedures and decided to change a few things then redo the experiment.  A failed experiment is still a good learning opportunity.

CC finished reading The Secret Garden which she loved even though she never warmed up to the main character.  She read The Little Princess, Night of the Twisters, and started Around the World in 80 Days (again).

CC loved her enrichment school again and came home with homework in grammar, vocabulary, literature, writing, and Spanish.  Goodness.  She's very excited.

CC is learning to crochet and taught LB to spool knit.

I spent three days with a migraine this week.  It made everything harder.  

BB started classes in Japan.  It is his last year.  He's preparing for an internship, working, taking classes, and still loves Tokyo.


Chucki said...

Sorry your science experiment didn't work. I hate it when that happens.

Daisy said...

That's really neat about the math in Singapore NEM. Sounds like something I would love and my kids would hate. LOL.

Oh, and we had a science experiment bomb this week, too. The kids thought it was really funny. O_o

Regena said...

Is all well in Tokyo after the problems Japan experienced in the spring? I still hear rumblings from there from time to time....


Karen said...

All is well in Tokyo. They're still actively shaking a little bit all the time, but BB is happy and thriving.

Mandy in TN said...

Good gried CC's hair is growing fast! Interesting math and intersting dance. LOL

MissMOE said...

Love your September poem and hope you are feeling better for next week.