Saturday, September 15, 2007
Saturday, Week 4
It's been a long, tough week with DH out of town.

We did no formal schooling today - but the boys played their fall ball games this morning and we played a bunch of games (dominoes, Kazink, cards) this afternoon.

We played a game in the pool reviewing time-telling and questions about animals.

We read through the Magnifikid for this week. I read a chapter from the current Paddington book we're reading. C did some independent reading in a book about castles. N practiced the sounds of various letters (I would say -- find something that starts with a "F" and he would look through the house to find something that matched. He did pretty good!)

N had a hard time controlling his body (kicking out in the air and "accidentally" making contact with his brother's body, punching at the air, squeezing L, etc.) and so I sent him out to run laps in the backyard a few times. He actually went and did it with no complaint and seemed to be in more control when he came back in. I *know* he needs a ton of physical activity, but it's exhausting to try and help him get enough. The more he is able to move, the better he is able to focus. I have tried to make him do push-ups as a consequence in the past, but I don't think they're active enough to help. Now that it's cooling off (ha! isn't it funny that I think 100 degrees is "cooling off"?) I will try the lap running more often.

While it feels like we "skipped" school, learning happened and that's what is important. DH comes home tomorrow and we'll buckle down more next week again. I'm proud of what we've accomplished in 4 weeks! It was probably time for a break anyway!

posted at 9:46 PM


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I'm a homeschooling mom with 3 wonderful kids! My boys are 6 & 7 and working at a 1st and 2nd/3rd grade level. We use Catholic Heritage Curriculum loosely, with lots of our own ideas added in. My boys attend an enrichment program one day per week during the traditional school year, which gives me extra time with my toddler daughter, and the chance to run some errands without my active boys.

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