Friday, April 29, 2011

A Lesson Learned and Jesus Might Live on My Street

Roo learned a lesson the hard way this week for why we should put away our toys. This is the result,


It once was a magnetic princess that you put on her different magnetic outfits into her different backdrops. I cooked it. Not on purpose, but she had stuck it to a cookie tray while playing with it and never put it away properly. I'm not in the habit of checking the bottom of pans for toys before putting them in the oven so the result was a cooked, crackled princess whose head and hands fell off upon returning it to my daughter. I was trying not to laugh while she looked at me like I did it on purpose. Maybe she will start putting her stuff away.....probably not. Maybe I should cook more stuff. 

I missed last weeks weekly report because it was a long weekend and I honestly didn't feel like posting one. It has been a busy two weeks even though they were only 4 day weeks. Lets start back on Good Friday because it was bizarre. On Friday morning I heard weird music coming from outside and my husband was yelling from the other room, "Jesus is walking down the street" over and over. Sure enough Jesus was walking down the street while being whipped by Romans (photo below). A strange way to start the day.


I am paying for the abundance of Easter chocolate we gave Roo this week. I should have known free access to a bucket of chocolate may lead to intense sugar highs at inconvenient times. I also almost got caught putting out the candies on Easter eve. Is it an eve like Christmas? Anyway, the kid who normally sleeps like the dead, woke up to every crinkle sound thinking it was the Easter Bunny. I literally had to throw the chocolate out of sight when she woke up as I walked by her room carry a basket filled with it.


Easter morning and by the hair alone. one may think they had already got into treats.

What we finished this week:  

Memory Work - We are still working on the Mr. Nobody poem but the whole thing now. She also has the human body systems almost memorized plus whatever daily work comes out of the memory work box.  

Spelling (All About Spelling) - For the last 2 weeks we have been working on all the the cards we have behind the review sections. They were getting large and daily review was taking a long time so I thought we would stop, solidify the information and them finish the last two sections in level 1.

First Language Lessons - Lessons 85-90, poem, review, writing dates and seasons.

Writing with Ease - Completed week 28 and 29 of copy work and narration exercises from On the Banks of Plum Creek and All of a Kind Family excerpts. 

Latin (Song School Latin) - Water words and garden words. Review.

French (Nallenart) - Unit 9.2 Colour adjectives and counting from 13-29.

Math - Two-three pages of Math Mammoth 1A subtraction a day and we finished the measurement and shape section. She had a measurement test. 

History (Story of the World) - We finished chapter 28 Roman Gods, Roman Builders and Roman Gladiators as well as Chapter 29 The Punic Wars. She completed a Roman Chariot. It was supposed to be big enough for her, but seeing we didn't have any big boxes she decided to make one for her Barbie using a Kleenex box.

Nothing says chariot race like purple hair and a ball gown.

Science (Elemental) - From our body study we looked at the the heart, blood flow, blood cells and the lungs and how we breath and make sounds. 

Geography - She almost has the capitals of Canada down and hopefully we can move on to another section o the world next week. We are using Sheppard Software as our geography guide right now. It is just a basic study of countries and capitals at the moment and a more in depth study of countries next year. 

Composer Study - We listened to The Four Seasons by Antonio Vivaldi.


Regena said...

What cute pics! (Of the children, I mean, not the parade - yikes!)


Ritsumei said...

I'd have to agree... that "parade" would be an odd, disturbing thing to wake up to. But that picture of the chariot is so much fun!