Friday, September 10, 2010

Weekly Wrap-up: The short edition

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. 


wdworkman said...

How do you like the Starr Meade Bible Study? Is it appropriate for Jr/Sr High? I'm going through her Training Hearts, Teaching Minds book for a second time (my yougest was too little to really participate the first time).

Janet W

Marbel said...

Janet - I was going to click over to your blog to visit and answer your question! Hope you come back to see the answer.

We do like it, a lot. There is a good bit of work involved, a lot of looking things up. It starts off with a long test right away! We are going through it slowly. Sometimes the kids work on their own and sometimes I work with them. They are 11 and 13. We loved . Some of the language she uses seems young for senior high but the study is worthwhile for that age.

Sherry said...

I've been playing around with joining our local Y. They have an art class, pottery, and dance classes that Em is interested in - not to mention I could use some water aerobics myself! Do you find it's worth the price of membership?