Friday, December 10, 2010

Weekly Report and Still Pregnant

Another week down and still another week pregnant. Still no sure signs of labor, or a date yet for the c-section. To top it all off, it has been super cold this week and I don't have a winter coat I can do up of the ginormous belly. Blah. School this week went well although Roo was fighting a cold, it didn't really slow us down at all. If anything she was quite attentive and well behaved. She did help me to get the crib bedding cleaned and put in the bed though. She even tucked in some of her own toys for the baby.


There are some threads currently on the WTM forums regarding eating habits of kids and families. I am currently sitting here typing with a bowl of chips on one side of me and a bowl of blueberries and raspberries on the other, happily alternating between the two. How bad it that;)

It's funny how kids pick things up and you have no idea where. Roo has an invisible friend called Nina Petrina and she is the one that is usually to blame when she does something naughty. The other day Roo told me that Nina Petrina was Jewish (we are not) and that she was celebrating Hanukkah right now. When she went to bed that night, she proceeded to sing the Dreidle song for 45 minutes before she fell asleep. I don't have a clue where she learned the words to the Dreidle song, but what I heard sounded pretty accurate. She also insisted on schooling in her footy pajamas (which she never wants to take off because we finally found her a pair in her size) and her Halloween costume this week.

And on to what we accomplished this week:

Memory work - We began a new poem from FLL and are still working on getting the provinces memorized and placed on a map.

Phonics - Three syllable words and the suffixes er and est

Grammar (First Language Lessons) - Common/Proper nouns and a new poem to memorize

Writing (Writing with Ease) - Finished week 12 focused on songs/nursery rhymes

Latin (Song School Latin) - Review of last week and began the addition of please, thank you and excuse me.

Math (Singapore) - Working slowly through the subtraction chapter keeping our focus on recognizing of facts and number bonds. I added some new subtraction facts to our flash card review.

French - A lot of review and objects in/from a house. She then noticed how similar window and door were in both French and Latin.

Science (Elemental) - We still studied birds this week, chickens, ducks and penguins and then turkeys for fun because she likes the sounds they make.

Anansi the Spider: A Tale from the Ashanti (An Owlet Book)

History (Story of the World) - We entered Ancient Africa and read some books on the African folk tale of Anansi the Spider. She hates spiders, but for some reason really enjoyed this character. She then made a "African" hand print mobile and a paper plate, rice shaker, tambourine thing.


Art - She made a oil pastel of a landscape drawing. It was supposed to be some place she can see or has been and it started off as a landscape and ended up being some weird abstracty village.

Everytime I put together or build an apparatus for the baby, Roo insists on testing it out with her baby doll that looks like a real baby. My husband calls it the creepy baby because every time you walk by it you do a double take because it looks so real.


The creepy baby doll

Hopefully you won't hear from me next week due to having a baby. But at this rate you probably will.


Allison said...

Come out baby!!

Robyn said...

Your little Roo just makes me laugh! That baby is kind of creepy! I did a double take with your picture! Hoping your "non-creepy" baby makes an appearance this week!! I do hope you'll post picts when you can! ;-)

Deb said...

I have to agree that the baby doll IS a little creepily lifelike. The invisible friend story is adorable! How do you like your Latin program? I want to do Latin too, but I am just so confused by all the options.

Sara said...

Robyn, I'll definitely be posting pictures.

Deb, Song School Latin is awesome. It's fun, easy to use and it works. The only bad thing about it is that you will have the songs in your head on repeat. Honestly, they will just randomly pop in your head out of nowhere and you will be humming them.

Allison, I have been trying to will her out, but no such luck. She has to come out one way or another within the next 2 weeks, but the waiting is driving me insane.