Friday, February 10, 2012

Friday Wrap-Up ~ Where Did the Week Go?

We had a super busy week.  We were running between seven doctor appointments, four dance lessons, enrolling Timothy in a special needs college program, and tons of preparations for our science fair projects.
  1. We celebrated Charles Dickens' birthday with a viewing of  Great Expectations (animated version).
  2. We found a few books at the 25 cent library sale.  We bought American Girl Real Fitness, American Girl Real Beauty, Belle Prater's Boy, Discovery School Volcanoes, Abbie Against the Storm, Dumbing Us Down, Lives of the Presidents, Raising Yoder's Barn, and Mary Cassatt.
  3. I asked my husband for Teaching Textbook Math 3 for Valentine's day.  Yes, I tend to ask for strange things at times.  My husband obliged.  I am glad we finally broke down and spent the money.  The kids are loving it!  One child is starting in the middle and the other is starting at the beginning of the book.  My oldest loved this series when he was in high school.  I know how great it is, but I had trouble committing to purchasing something that I was fully capable of teaching myself.  However, this will help so much with giving me time to do other things.  I love how interactive it is and that every single problem is explained if the child is confused.  I also love that we can carry it anywhere on the laptop.  The kids did it in the doctor's waiting room today.  The grade book is wonderful, too.
  4. We are living and breathing science fair projects around here.  It is at the end of the month.  Little Red Ridinghood (8) is doing rainbows (a research project), Tom Sawyer (9) is doing volcanoes, and Goldilocks is testing the question "Which dog toy is toughest?".  Boomer is LOVING being her assistant.  LOL  We are about half-way done.



  1. Wow, the science projects look wonderful! :-) Is it a homeschool science fair that they participate in? I would love to find a science fair program for my kids. They would love to put together projects like that. I hope you have a great weekend! Many blessings, Lisa

  2. Yay for booksales!!

    Looks like you had a good week. Thanks for usual! :-)

  3. Wow, what great fun you have had this week! I ask for things like curriculum for my birthday and the such, so I understand. LOL The science fair displays look wonderful!

  4. Those Science Fair projects are looking goo!

  5. I have a tendency to ask for strange things too. Last year I received a 3 step step ladder for Valentine because that is what I asked for. I've asked for curriculum too.
    I've been reading down your blog. My prayers are with you for all of the cooking you are having to do to get the food to fit your family's needs. Hope it all works out. Bless you.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  6. I'm looking into teaching textbooks for next year. Would be interested to hear your thoughts.

  7. I'm super impressed you fit school in with all your appointments! And yes, Teaching Textbooks is worth it! I've used it throughout the years just so I could have time to do other things with my kids.

  8. Great science projects! Great Valentine's Gift, too! I love Teaching Textbooks, although only Nate has used them. Our evaluator thought that they might not be a good fit for Jay. I recently tried Life of Fred, which I loved, but Jay couldn't handle it. He couldn't figure out why the author kept talking about other things when it was supposed to be about math! :) So, we keep searching, as math is his biggest struggle. (Always open to suggestions...)

  9. Oh how fun and busy, as always. [o= I haven't seen teaching textbooks and I think I just might have to seriously look at it this year for the two youngest.

    I don't know how you do all you do and stay sane. So for you to decide to get something to ease your schedule a bit I encourage it! You deserve it. ((HUGS))

    So are you involved in a group that has a science fair soon? How neat and I love the topics the kids picked. [o=

    Blessings and ((HUGS))

  10. Y'all always do such fun things even in the midst of a busy week! I don't know how you stay motivated! You are doing a great job!