We didn't have our Classical Conversations classes this week, so we took a bit of a break after six strong weeks of lessons this year.
The weather was beautiful this past (extended) weekend, so the boys got a lot of outside play time. Russ did a few yard/outside projects. I planted some flowers for my front porch. Leif practiced riding his bike without training wheels.
During the week, I managed to do some deep cleaning/light organizing and met a deadline or two on other projects. I read my book for book club.
The boys got more outside play time when it SNOWED on Thursday. It melted too quickly, but Daddy took them sledding outside of town for the afternoon. (I won't lie. There are benefits to being unemployed. I have no idea how I'll adjust to having Russ gone all day every day if/when he gets a full-time position.)
Book club was a very small party due to the weather, but four of us had a wonderful time here at my house and it just gives us an excuse to get together again this next week.
We watched a few family movies with homemade kettle corn. The whole family went swimming at the pool one afternoon. Lola loved the warm water pool.
My best friend offered to watch the boys while Russ and I went out to dinner and a movie to celebrate our 15th wedding anniversary. Little Miss tagged along and was an angel. The boys enjoyed spending time with friends!
And we managed to sneak in a few 'lessons' here and there. Because that is a part of life.
CC Memory Review.
Sing the Word From A to Z (reviewed verses)
Children's Illustrated Bible (Luke, read aloud and independently)
Day by Day Kid's Bible (Levi, independently)
The Early Reader's Bible (Leif, read aloud and independently)
Cedarmont Kids: Hymns (CD)
The Vermeer Interviews by Bob Raczka
(Levi prepared CC presentation about Vermeer)
Reviewed geography songs
Practice Island (sentences 3 and 4)
Building Language (stem lesson 3)
Sentence Island (pgs 57-80)
Song School Latin: Ch. 12, 13
Flash Dash online review game at Headventure Land
DVD lessons 1/3/2
Daily drill worksheets
Bill Nye: Sound (DVD)
Bill Nye: Momentum (DVD)
One more Border: The True Story of One Family's Escape From War-Torn Europe by William Kaplan
Mercedes and the Chocolate Pilot: A True Story of the Berlin Airlift and the Candy That Dropped From the Sky by Margot Theis Raven
Man of the Family by Ralph Moody (ch 1
I Am David (DVD)
Various library books, including:
You Wouldn't Want to Be a Suffragist by Fiona Macdonald
When Marian Sang by Pan Munoz Ryan (illustrated by Brian Selznick)
Prepared presentations for CC week 19
The Star-Spangled Banner (Cedarmont Kids: Songs of America CD)
Luke piano practice and lesson.
Luke's Free/Assigned Reading:
(I am assigning 'fun' titles to help him transition to chapter books.)
My Father's Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett
Elmer and the Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett
The Dragons of Blueland by Ruth Stiles Gannett
The Sword in the Tree by Clyde Robert Bulla
The Last Little Cat by Meindert DeJong
The Secret Valley by Clyde Robert Bulla
(Leif didn't want to be left out, so he typed in these titles. Grin.)
big dog little dog
go dog go
Levi's Free Reading:
The Last Notebook of Leonardo by B.B. Wurge
The 39 Clues, Book Ten: Into the Gauntlet by Margaret Peterson Haddix
The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien
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~Benjamin Franklin as quoted in The Five Thousand Year Leap