I had a plan….*had* being the operative word.
Last week I looked over our materials to see where we ware with everything and where my master schedule says we should be. I had everything mapped out for this next week, and planned on spending Sunday evening printing off the copies I need for the week, cleaning up the school room, and getting our work-file-boxes ready for the week.
Then Saturday night I started feeling sick, and Gabriel had a terrible cough that kept the two of us up most of the night. By Sunday morning, my throat was sore, my head and body ached, and I had a fever. I was SICK! I spent the day either in bed or on the couch….horizontal all day. Nothing was checked off my to-do-look-at-me-all-organized-and-ready-for-the-week list.
Gabriel, thankfully, is feeling great now. Kaleb has a little cough but seems to feel just fine. Drake and Nathan are feeling fine. Drake is the one who picked up this little bug last week. Daddy feels a little achy but so far no other symptoms.
I felt a little better by Monday but had NO energy. We trudged through the day. Nathan completed the majority of his work. Kaleb and I managed a reading and math lesson. I worked sporadically on the school room. I put a chicken in the crock pot. In between all of that and loads of laundry, I spent my day on the couch….horizontal. My wonderful, caring, considerate husband finished dinner by making chicken and dumplings.
By day two–lost my voice and gained a fever back.
Day three–a little better but couldn’t talk to anyone….thus no school. Nathan did what he could on his own and I had Kaleb read some BOB books for me, easy ones that I knew I wouldn’t need to correct.
Day four–much better and I could talk a little. Took the boys to meet Daddy for lunch. It was 18* with 25-30 mph winds. Our outing didn’t last long.
Day five–flat on my back again. I think the outing the day before and all the housecleaning I did wore me out.
So much for our super awesome start to the second semester of school. 🙂
The daddy started getting sick Saturday and by Sunday, he was flat on his back. Hopefully he will feel much better by Monday since he is needed back at work.
I have a really bad cough still but feel much, much better. I have managed to get all the printing, cutting, and pasting done in preparation for this week. We have a lot lapbooking to do in history and science along with a bowling playdate. I have many fun things for Gabriel and Drake planned as well. I look forward to a fun and educational time with the boys!!
Nathan did complete 6 math lessons and take a test! He was a bit behind on our schedule so he worked extra hard to get caught up. Since we didn’t do history or science all week and only a couple English lessons before I lost my voice, he had some extra time and put it to good use. He also completed a week in WW and R&S spelling. We organized his work filebox since that was a bit of a mess. We reorganized his notebooks too. We talked a bit about having a little more respect for his school things so they stay neat and orderly. Hopefully that will help.
Kaleb did some fun math worksheets from a workbook I found in the $ bin at Target. He read a few BOB books and worked in his ETC. He is in book 2 now and thinks he is such the big boy!! His daddy helped him review some words from OPG from the word ring.