This was the week we finally got back into a homeschoolish routine. We got out all the books and actually did some work in all of them. We read and discussed the Declaration of Independence; we progressed in our Bible study (The Most Important Thing You'll Ever Study: A Complete Survey of the Bible). We read our new science books (Singapore Science) and even completed a couple of observations. (My kids would not call them experiments because they didn't involve chemicals.) We got back into Latin (Getting Started with Latin) and English and Math.
We also had a not-back-to-school beach trip.
We also finally got back to the gym. Our local Y has a youth program twice a week for ages 10-12 in which they learn the different machines, proper weight training techniques, and gym etiquette. At age 13 they can start visiting on their own. I need to get my 13-year-old on a routine for visiting. My 11-year-old is still confined to the youth class, much to her disgust. It's a great way for them to build some habits that Mama never learned. We went sporadically over the summer, skipped a few weeks, but are working on getting back into the routine.
Next week our art and composition classes start up. The Boy Scouts start meeting again; Girl Scouts won't be far behind. My girl starts up with her new piano teacher too. Oh, and soccer! Busy weeks coming up.
We're also thinking of participating in Geography Bee. Our local homeschool group is getting some people together for group study and practice. Not sure if we can fit that into our lives but it looks like a lot of fun. If anyone has anything to say about it, let me know in the comments.
So that is my weekly wrap-up and a look ahead. Check out more wrap-ups and post your own at Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers.