I'm falling behind in my statuses! We took a 1 week break (2 weeks ago). Last week we finished Week 13. Week 13 saw rough times. We all had colds that lasts about 2 weeks per person. I'm also struggling to find any time to develop lesson plans (it really doesn't take me long, but finding that time - alone - has been impossible). If I don't have time for lesson plans, I certainly don't have time or peace in the house to teach them. I am looking at other options, more independent options for the kids. My kids need an education, but I'm not in a place to give that education to them. I hate unschooling. Wait, I take that back... I love unschooling if one child is a future chemist and is getting up at 8am to experiment in the basement, and if the other child is a future astronomer, and spends her evenings charting the skies:) I do not have those children; I have rather normal children that don't do a whole lot to seek knowledge. They are too busy seeking time to play Webkinz (and no, I don't value Webkinz as a learning tool). So, that said, here was our week:
We had gymnastics on Monday. AWANA was Wednesday. A new fridge was delivered on Thursday. And Friday was co-op.
A got through lesson 97 in Math. This involved a lot of Fraction work: comparing fractions, adding/subtracting like fractions, reducing fractions, and mixed numbers.
Z got through lesson 91 (she only did half of 91, not sure what happened there). This included writing mixed numbers, improper fraction, and it's decimal equivalents.
The kids did 1 day of science (I had them pick a science book, read, and then illustrate something they learned). The kids did 4 days of encyclopedia (they read 3 pages and write 1 sentence for every entry). They did AWANA practice and worked in their books. They did Piano and Typing.