Wednesday, September 28, 2011

This is my second week school review...okay okay so I am a week late - so sue me! LOL

While the week in itself went well overall and we got a lot done - this picture defines my Tuesdays these perhaps I should laugh - AUGH I don't know anymore! Okay now I am laughing myself! hehe
Tuesday is my crazy busy day. In order not to lose a school day we work in the morning then we head out to wal-mart, swim team practice and RA's/GA's. This sounds simple enough - right? Humph. It never seems to fail that the school day doesn't go as smoothly as I would like and we end up dropping things or moving them - which I know I know we home school, this is fine right - but I tend to let it stress me out. I am working on that. I am working really hard to not leave the house any more than possible (thus the reason I put wm shopping on Tuesday. We shop in Midlothian. Well that is the only day that we go that direction. Sunday we are in Wax. Thursday we are in Wax. - the other days of the week I refuse to leave the house unless absolutely necessary or life threatening if we stay. Does that make sense. I am trying to get us on a every two weeks wm schedule so we don't have to go every week...but I am not there yet. I think this next week I will be (it'll be the skip wm week - so we'll see how I do - lol). I really covet my Mondays and Wednesdays and just flat refuse to leave the house. Most Fridays/Saturdays unless the family has plans we don't go anywhere either. Swim Team practice goes another two weeks, so I figure by the time I have it perfected that will be over. :P But that's okay I suppose then we won't have to leave for wm until later. I find myself repeating breathe, breathe, breathe to myself and trying not to be snippy.

But enough about crazy Tuesdays! I began my week early (actually last Friday) planning out what we were going to work on and such...the fun part! ;)

Red listened to The Runaway Pancake by John Lithgow - have you ever listened to this book. If not you gotta get it. The Wax. library has it and let me tell ya - it is so funny! John Lithgow is just a hoot - he actually reads the book and boy oh boy do we LoVe it!

The tag team duo is always a source of excitement around here. The boys get really excited when they see "play with dogs" on their schedule books.

Bug was play "stick" with them...the two fight over the stick - it's quite funny to watch. They'll take it away from the other and run off with it. LOL

"I'm the winner, I got the stick"!

"Gimme that stick back"!

We continued our Farm Animal Drawing with Draw Write Now - we did a pig this week.

Here you can see Bug's pig.

My pig was quite a porker! LOL

For Red's "file folder" game time he chose the color game - fun!

Red also continued working on his reading...he is doing sooooo well, I am very proud of him!

Last week I searched and searched for dice - well I forgot my new phone has a tumbling dice the last time we used dice in math I broke out the phone - let me tell you Bug was excited!!!

Red decided to cash in some tokens. I was surprised, but his first "cash-in" was for pancakes. My kids adore pancakes...I mean really really adore them! He counted out 100 tokens and then just before lunch we headed to the kitchen for "cooking school". He was so excited to see it on his chart. I think it helped him to work harder on his school work so he would get to that tag. He picked blue for the color (yes we rarely eat plain pancakes around here!)

I was very proud of him because he asked his brother, Bug, to help him make the pancakes. Of course that very sweet question was followed by "But you don't get to pick the color, because I paid for it with my tokens". LOL I was proud of him for not leaving his Bubba out though.

We made some simple syrup flavored with maple to go with our yummy scrummy blue pancakes!

I did the actual cooking in the pan part - but the Bubba's measured, sifted and mixed the ingredients.

How sweet is that...pancakes and syrup for lunch! Yum-O!

We also did our first art project from the art for the very young book. I really like that book - great for the "not so artistic" like me.

We started with a project about Eric Carle called shapes shapes shapes. We discussed Eric Carle's illustrations and looked through some books to see what we noticed about his art.

Using tissue paper shapes the boys made pictures with their shapes.

The we painted the shapes with white vinegar and set them aside to dry.

Here is Bug's - finished and still wet.

After they dried the shapes came right off and left color behind. Not as much as I would've thought - but I suppose tissue paper is made to "not bleed" these days. The pink didn't show up on Red's at all. :( But he thought the green and blue were very cool.

Bug's did a little better - the yellow was very very light - he said that the heart was God because he lives in our heart. ((tear)) I love his love of art...

Red and I were working on "some some more" and "some some went away" stories in math and it was funny to hear his "stories". The bears went to the park, to the library, they even went to a football game. Love it!

Another project for Red was "Rhyming Words". He did a color, cut, paste project.

Oh I have to share this...Isn't this the cutest bottle of lotion you've ever seen! Ha! I love it!

And coupons - can't beat those. Red told me "People are always sending you coupons". LOL

I also got a new fall cookbook in the mail that week - score!

Free Pizza! Who's in? We are! Yippee! We got in our Book It! Stuff so I got us on the minute tracker and the kids are excited to work towards their "free pizza"! Woo-Hoo! Bug jumped right in reading reading reading!

So what do you think of my eye! I did good - right??? In science Bug is studying the eye and what it does, how it works, etc. I figured I'd draw it once and reuse the poster rather than attempting to draw it over and over.

Who doesn't love post-it's? I certainly do!

After our lesson Bug answered some questions in his science journal.

Bug finished his first unit in Building Spelling Skills - I really like this program. He took a "pre-test" on Wednesday and scored a 100%, so he didn't have to take the "real" test! He was very excited!!! LOL

Here is Bug's spelling book and his first test - 100! Woo-Hoo! God Buggy!

Whew...what a week! LOL - it was a good one for sure! We ended our home school week on Thursday because Friday we had our co-op classes at ECCHO - more about that soon. I gotta go get in the shower it's Mom's Night Out! Woo-Hoo!

Until next time, we-

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