Week 8: Sept 28-October 2

Adding Gabriel to the weekly report instead of doing a separate post. Just not enough time to do a preschool post with all the activities we have going on now.

Kaleb’s Earth drawing and narration written by Mom.
Gabriel’s Earth drawing and narration written by Mom.
Kaleb’s Venus drawing and narration written by Mom.
Gabriel’s Venus drawing and narration written by Mom.
Nathan’s Venus drawing and narration. And again I forgot Mercury. I really want to share his because he did such a great job on it!
Nathan’s Earth drawing and narration.
Gabriel really liked this picture and wanted me to share it.
Fun workbox game from Homeschool Share.
AT THE FAIR!!! (they look thrilled, don’t they??) They didn’t quite understand yet. Gabriel was down right upset for some reason.
Crazy fighting/playing squirrels in our yard!! Nathan took the pictures and couldn’t decide whether they were playing or fighting.

Nathan’s first golf lesson. They played golf/baseball.
Kaleb’s first golf lesson. They played golf/baseball.
Kaleb’s soccer game last night.

Another full week!

We started golf lessons this week. It is only once a week for both boys at the same time which helps. People who say that homeschool kids aren’t socialized haven’t seen my calendar. This fall is going to be so busy! I love that the boys are in so many fun activities, but I have a feeling I will be ready for a break by Thanksgiving….and then basketball will start after Christmas! It will work out perfectly though because we should have a nice break from the middle of February to the end of March before baseball and spring co-op start.

Monday-Our only easy day, and we definitely took it easy! Nathan and Kaleb completed all of their work for the day and then we watched a movie. Nathan went to the library for a fun after school activity time. The little boys and I played a few educational type games and relaxed until Daddy got home! Monday and Wednesday are our only two days a week without something scheduled….and we are KEEPING it that way! =)

Tuesday-Story time at the library, lunch at our favorite pizza place, golf practice for Nathan and Kaleb, and soccer practice for Nathan and Kaleb. It looks like Tuesdays and Fridays are going to be our busiest days. My goal for both days is to at least get math, English, and phonics done. Anything after that will be considered BONUS! Nathan did English before storytime, math at the library, and reading in the car on the way to practices!! I didn’t get anything for Kaleb accomplished, though. We’ll have to work on that next Tuesday.

Wednesday-FUN DAY!! I woke the boys up and everyone got ready for the day. We jumped in the car, and headed to town to *do errands*. As we got close enough to the fairgrounds for the boys to see some of the fair rides, they started talking about going to the fair. When I pulled into the fairgrounds parking, they started asking me what we were doing. When I got out and told them to follow me, they started to get excited. While we stood in line at the fairgrounds entrance, I finally told them that we were going to spend the morning at the FAIR!!! =) It was so fun to surprise them with that. The weather was perfect, the rides were discounted, and it wasn’t too crowded. Great day!! After we had some fun there, we met Daddy in town for lunch and then cruised around the Halloween Store next to the restaurant. When we got home, Nathan surprised me by hitting the books!! He managed to complete the majority of his daily work!! Kaleb and I were inspired to get busy with his school work and he managed to complete the three R’s, and we all did our science and history lessons!

Thursday-soccer practice for Nathan and Kaleb’s first soccer game were canceled due to the weather. Kaleb was disappointed. He has been practicing hard for his first game. Drake and I woke up with colds probably because of allergies. We lounged around a lot. Kaleb and Gabriel played *police officer and his jail*, clubhouse (or cluvhouse as Gabriel says), storm chasers, and hideout….all with only two cardboard boxes and a storage tote! Love their imaginations. We caught up on our astronomy illustrations and talked more about the moon. Nathan is doing so well in English lately! He fixed chicken nuggets and carrots for lunch since I felt so bad, and then spent the most of his afternoon finishing up his school work. I’m really proud of him for working so hard. Kaleb did several pages of ETC, and is still loving his math lessons. He also did a half lesson of OPG. I break up most of the longer lessons into two separate lessons to help him out a bit.

Friday-Coop in the afternoon. We are meeting Daddy in town for lunch. This is becoming a pretty cool habit! Nathan is going to LOVE his rocket class today!! We made a pop bottle rocket (pic coming next week). His class is going to the park to shoot them off!! FUN!! More about today’s coop later!!

Nathan:
math-up to lesson 53
English-finished Ch 2.
spelling-skipped this week.
WW-lesson 6

Kaleb:
math- lessons 6-10
ETC- several pages (can’t remember exactly)
OPGTR- started section 4, lesson 41-42

Gabriel:
math-Can you believe he has been doing some of Kaleb’s math too?? I just let him do whatever interest him and leave it at that.
He has enjoyed playing with some of the preschool activity bags this week. We weren’t home enough to do too much, but he got a chance with almost every bag. He loves them!! We are going to start working on spelling his last name. He can easily spell his first name, and does for strangers…..often. =)

Together:
*Astronomy-we finished up the activities and notebooking/lapbooking activities for Ch 5 Earth, and started reading Ch 6 Moon.
*History-Caught up on our timeline, notebooking, flash cards, and other activities. Finished up week 7 and worked through most of week 8.

Circle time:
We have been seriously slacking in this area. We have so many other activities going on that I’ve just let it slide. There really is no good reason, though. Circle time is done in the morning and the earliest we have to be out of the house on any given day is 10:30 am. I just need to get in gear.
*Letter Gg.
*ACB I Believe lesson-Grasshoppers in the land of giants, the story of Moses and his people entering the Promised Land. Memory verse-I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Phil 4:13. I love this lesson!!
*In My Neighborhood book bag-My Home.

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