Friday, June 3, 2011

Go the F**k to Sleep

So, Roo has always been a hard one to get to sleep at night. Even as a baby it seemed she always thought that she was going to miss something if she closed her eyes, so she would fight it. Once asleep, she would sleep the night through and half the day if you would let her though. Lately it seems like it is getting worse. She used to just read quietly in bed with the occasional "I have to pee", "I need water" or "my lips are so dry, I need chap stick". You know, any excuse to get out of bed to make sure she isn't in fact missing anything. I did notice though, that she has been getting a collection of toys and hiding them near the bed so she can play instead of read. So I said enough is enough and got a big basket, filled it with the toys and left only the books for night time. Did that work to make her go to sleep? Nope, I went in last night and she had cleaned, dusted, organized and folded everything instead. This appropriate.

And this is what you find on your camera when you leave it unattended.


There were 17 of these in a row with various poses and facial expressions. She has obviously figured out how to use the timer.

Now on to what we finished this week.

Memory Work -  This week I added the Greek and Roman names for the gods. We still have a lot in her daily work but she wanted to add them to the list.

Spelling (All About Spelling) - She finished Level 2 lesson 2 this week.

First Language Lessons - Since FLL is done, I went back to the beginning to start our daily review for summer. It only takes 1-2 minutes a day to go over.

Writing with Ease - Completed week 34 of copy work and narration exercises from Socks by Beverly Cleary. I also received our Handwriting Without Tears Cursive book today because she wants to begin "fancy writing" during the summer when Writing With Ease is done. We will see how that goes.


Latin (Song School Latin) - Review

Merle bounces along when Roo listens to her Song School Latin CD. It's pretty funny.

French (Nallenart) - Unit 10 fruit and vegetables with their colours review and test.

Math - We bought our abacus for Math Mammoth 1B and completed 2-3 pages each day and one exercise from Singapore Math a day as well. She also started doing her math facts online using XtraMath thanks to a recommendation and honestly, I have noticed an big improvement over the last week and a half she has been using it. Her recall is a lot quicker. 

History (Story of the World) - We began our study of Caesar this week and read Caesar is Kidnapped, The Consuls of Rome and Caesar and the Senate. After the map work we played the Ransom Caesar game which is like Battleship but we gave up because she didn't quite get it and let the pirates have Caesar;)  

Science (Elemental) - In our plant study this week we looked at buds, and flower reproductive parts, as well as different kinds of flowers. We also ended up flipping through the Usborne Science book and read some of the sections on evolution again because she wanted to. 

Geography - Every day she reviews her Canadian provinces and territories as well as Western Europe via Sheppard Software

Composer Study - We just listened to some classical music I have downloaded while she dug through my winter gear and put stuff on. This is her impersonation of me apparently.


I am trying to figure out what exactly I am going to need for next years curriculum. I already have some of the things that I bought in advance last year with the previous levels. I think I just need to sit down and make an inventory of what I have and what I need.   


Kash said...

Those pictures are adorable!

Sounds like a pretty good week. :)

Kymmie said...

Self-portraiture must be a little girl thing, my daughter does the same thing! Of course, she also likes to watch herself in the mirror- dancing, posing, even eating!!

Roo and Merle are so adorable- I love how they look so much like one another!!

Steph said...

Very cute! My brother is engaged and now living with his fiancee and her dd5. They'll think she's dead to the world and then all of a sudden hear through the wall, "I'm awake!" I guess I'll cross that bridge later lol.