Happy glorious, beautiful Friday! I don’t know about you, but I am having a wonderful Friday! It’s 60 degrees outside, the sun is shining, I have a date with my husband tonight and I’ve sold a bunch of used homeschool books this week, so I have some money with which to enjoy said date. It’s an incredible Friday!
It’s been a pretty great week on the school front, too. We started our second unit with Trail Guide to Learning. I am loving the six week units. It’s enough time to really delve into a topic, get a good week of review, then move on before it starts becoming tedious.
For those of you who’ve been wanting a full review, I’ve got that coming up next week, so if you have specific questions, leave them on this post and I’ll do my best to answer them. There may be a coupon code involved, too. I’m working on it.
So, this week we’ve started talking about the stuff leading up to the Revolutionary War. We’ve been reading the Sower Series biography, George Washington, The Adventures of Munford Revolutionary War book, and Guns for General Washington.
We’re enjoying all the books, but I’m particularly fond of Guns for General Washington because it’s telling the story from several different people’s points of view, which gives the reader a great overview of what’s going on.
In science, we’re talking about atoms, molecules, the Periodic Table. I was really impressed with how simply Trail Guide explained what can be a complex subject. The kids were enjoying figuring out how many protons, neutrons, and electrons different elements have and making models with Play-doh.
The part of the week that makes me think I’m crazy is that I let Megan audition for a play, too, knowing that she would, in all likelihood, get at least a small part since they seem to try to make sure all the kids get at least a little part.
She did. That means that she and Brianna are in two different plays. Starting next week, they’ll both have practice at the same time, at two different locations, most nights of the week. Yes, I’m crazy. I’m already looking forward to the end of March when both plays are over.
Today has been another fantastic Friday with Trail Guide for us. We stayed caught up this week, which meant a light day for Josh and Megan – especially since both of them did their math last night so they wouldn’t have to do it today.
I’ve gotten some laundry and light housework done and even had time for a small organization project – my school cabinet in our basement, since I’ve sold enough books this week to actually fit the stuff I want to keep inside the cabinet, rather than in crates scattered here and there.
Then, of course, there is date night with my husband to look forward to. I have no idea what we’re going to do; I’m just looking forward to investing some time in our marriage.
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