Friday, August 30, 2013

7FQT




Quick Takes- how's that first week back to school going?
Quick reflections of the week,
(extra fast while the kids do their multiplication spreadsheets)...
1
Combining kids in Spelling...
Quick success apparently brought on by unintended competition...
Handwriting improved, one even up'd the other by writing all their words in beautiful cursive...
both had 100 % of word list correct by Wednesday...
2
Cc loves CHC art pak
Euly not as much...
Nick not at all, said he had already done this (shading exercises), which is true, but still fun, huh? no?nope.
Euly likes doing her own handmade crafts instead...
Upon encouragement from her friends, she brought the fairy makings out again.
3
Not a success:
Summer brain drain is true.... 
Have to remind myself, it takes a little to get back to speed in music and math..
Except the success:
Craig had me add multiplication sheets, to be done daily, turned in to him (so they are neater).
He even made a spread sheet for me to print off to speed it up...
Actually a big success...
"Mom, I can do this sheet even faster today."
"No, those extra 30 division problems weren't hard at all; they were kinda fun."
Yay for dad's ideas!!
4
Always a success:
Reading aloud...
I love it too. I love the time on the couch together, relaxing, discussing, bonding, learning...
We are reading.
A book about Steven F Austin
Economics
Spanish missions in California 
And listening together to audio versions Dante's comedy (Molly only)
5
Exercise- needed, daily, run off extra energy...
YMCA for swimming laps...
And the ability of the older kids to go to the Y with out me...
And bike trails and walking trails nearby...
And a play area in back!
6
Poetry study and memorization:
Glad to be motivated and kids not shy to work in this area for five minutes a day...
as long as I promise not to put them on the spot to recite...
I haven't done that before, have I? bad me...
Nick: Lord Byron's Destruction of Sennacherib
Euly  After The Party by William Wise
Ceci: Rose Fyleman's A Fairy Went A Marketing
7
Religion will be in conjunction with Sunday School.
I'm finalizing my plans for Sunday school and helping get the book borders for the teachers.
We start after a party for BVM's birthday.
Nick and Euly for Confirmation second year: Baltimore Catechism 2 & Father Laux's Catholic Morality
Cc ... Is going to be my helper with crafts for the first communion class, and revisit St. Joseph First Communion Catechism and Tan's Confession book.

We are definitely back in the swing of things...
Happy to be motivated and have kids that are happy to be back at school...
Craig has worked from home this week, so three "hot meals" were part of the success of our days...
(actually many were salads, but overall, more nutritious than when he isn't here).
As well as he has everyone up and about earlier than I tend to...
Hopeful about the next months of school going as well!

How was yours?



1 comment:

  1. WOW! You have had a fabulous week! Bookmark this post for those days when you get frustrated - it will perk you up :)

    ReplyDelete