Sunday, August 12, 2012

Weekly Wrap-Up - My First One

Weekly Wrap-Up is hosted by Weird Unsocialized Homeschoolers, one of my all time favorite blogs. I have finally gotten up the nerve to join in. So here goes:

One of our favorite subjects to study is history. This year we went with something a little different from The Notgrass Company America The Beautiful.This week's study was about Homesteading. Grace sketched a full diagram of what a homestead might be like with a house, barn, well, crops, fencing, roads, shed, livestock, orchard, and garden. She also wrote a letter to a relative about traveling to a homestead by wagon train in the 1800s. 

I also found a real gem through another blog friend. As some of you know my daughter suffers from anxiety and it really dampers some events, etc. that she really would like to attend but feels to nervous to go. JoJo Tobais from Art of Eloquence has a product out to help with social anxiety, Say What You Mean: Overcoming Social Anxiety. We started using this on Thursday and I really feel like it will be a blessing, at least to know that there are other people in this world that feel like she does. 

Bettering our health has become a primary goal in our lives. We attended Jazzercise classes three times this week and have started another program that I am reviewing for TOS Review Crew for physical education (review to follow in a few weeks) which we did twice. On the other end of the spectrum with healthy eating on Friday was our Vintage Remedies Day. We learned about more whole foods and how to make ricotta cheese.

Reading is always a sore subject around our household because it is very difficult to find books that Grace will actually stay interested in and finish. A few months ago I joined the book club through Lamplighter Publishing and she is really enjoying them. Last week she finished Struck by Lightening and started Amy and Her Brothers. 

Next week our drama ministry group Acts of Faith will start back up and we are adding a praise band to the mix. Grace has done some practicing of her new bongos this week to participate. We also helped with our church's VBS Sunday through Wednesday in the evenings. Watched the movie Mirror Mirror and played lots with Mr. Ferret.  As always Grace sketched for hours on end and worked on her computer with anime characters. Looking forward to more classes starting back next week and meeting up with friends. 

To see what other families are doing with there weeks be sure to visit The Weekly Wrap-Up at Weird Unsocialized Homeschoolers.

Till next week keep it in the middle of the road folks!

1 comment:

Karen said...

"America the Beautiful" is one curriculum I would love to try. It looks awesome and we are doing American History this year. I just can't afford it right now even though it is very reasonably priced. It is important to stay healthy and 'moving'. We are trying to get back into a routine of riding our bikes. It has just been such a hot summer! I love the idea of your "Acts of Faith" Wish there was something similar around here.