Friday, March 11, 2011

I Hate Waiting.......I Need to Work On That.

This week was a behaviour battle for the last two days and I found out why this morning.....she was getting sick. Roo was awake no more than 20 minutes this morning before she puked. So today is rest on the couch and take it easy day. Apparently taking it easy means playing and hogging the remote. I wish I got those days when I am sick.
So much for stalking the mailman this week, I'm still waiting for All About Spelling to arrive and the wait is driving me nuts. Have I mentioned I am not a very patient person?
I have been an Ebay addict for years, but for some reason I never thought about looking there for cheap printer ink. I have no idea why. I search Ebay for the weirdest, most random things but not for something I use all the time and loath spending $$ on. Anyway, I found  2 black and 2 colour cartridges for the price of one and free shipping to boot! Now I have to wait for those too. (for those of you who have never seen The Goonies or Fresh Prince of Bel Air, that is where those two Ebay shirts are from).
We were supposed to go to Barrie to day with my husband to watch his band BeforeTheCurtain open for Three Days Grace tonight, but Pukey McPukster changed those plans quick. Now I have to wait for pictures and video footage. Do you notice the waiting theme? I think someone is out to get me.

What we finished this week:  

Memory Work - Nothing new added, just going through our memory work box daily. We use the Charlotte Mason method for memory work minus the Bible Scriptures as our method.


Phonics - Homonyms, homophones and homographs. Also reading harder three syllable words.

First Language Lessons - Lesson 67-39, we are doing seasons and abbreviations.

Writing with Ease - Completed week 22 of copy work and narration exercises from The Velveteen Rabbit excerpts.

Latin (Song School Latin) - We learned names of certain types of foods, fruit, milk, bread, cookie and chicken. She learned how to use et cetera as well as how bread (panis) ties to the English word pantry.

French (Nallenart) - Review, review, review. Today was supposed to be a test for unit 8 but sick people don't do well on tests. It is put off until Monday.

Math - We worked on Math Mammoth 1A addition facts 2 pages a day as well as 1B telling time one page a day.

History (Story of the World) - We finished chapter 21 The Medes, Persians and Cyrus the Great. Next week we are off to Sparta. Do you think she is too young to watch 300? ;) Kidding.

Science (Elemental) - With the final study of ants, butterflies and grasshoppers we are done animals. These are our completed habitat pages as well as our Carnivore, Omnivore and Herbivore food chart.


We received our first postcard Wednesday via postcrossing  and it came from Finland. She was very excited to get it so I am off to register to send more cards so that we can receive more. I would love to visit Finland one day. I have a thing for the Nordic countries and I love snow, it must my Scandinavian heritage coming through.


Since Earth Hour is coming up soon I made a post about it earlier this week that has some links to some to downloadable teaching/school activities for Earth Hour on their website.

To finish my week off here is a video from my husbands show on Wednesday when they opened for Apocalyptica. Good luck tonight guys!


Heather said...

Sounds like a great week. How is the memory system working for you? I'm trying to decide what I want to do. Love the postcard exchange too--how cool!

Sara said...

I think the only reason we get memory work done is because of this system. Once you set it up it is extremely easy to use and keep organized. The hardest part was finding things I wanted her to memorize. I got most of my ideas from Drew Campbell's Living Memory book.

Heather said...

Hmm . . . I've got my eye on that book too. I'll have to take a closer look at the memory system. Thanks!

Robyn said...

Sorry Roo got sick! Ugggg... we've had too much of that this winter! I can relate on the "not waiting well" theme! Have you used AAS before? We really like it here! It will be worth the wait!

Sara said...

We haven't used AAS yet but I am very excited! We are almost done OPTGR and she needs some more work in the reading/spelling department and I thought that AAS would be a really thorough way to cover everything.