Saturday, August 25, 2012

Weekly Wrap-Up: The One With The Banana Pepper Incidence

If you want to know about the banana pepper incident first read here then here. I never want to relive that day. Anyway, the rest of the week was pretty uneventful. This week started another extracurricular activity for Grace, Anime Club, which will meet once a month. Only two people showed up yesterday but she is hoping to get the word out more and have more kids join up with them. The fine arts cooperative went great this week. Grace found out she will be the unicorn in The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe and she also has four new scripts to learn for Acts of Faith. In dance class they started learning the waltz, which means Grace had her first boy dance partner. Fine arts cooperative on Tuesday and Thursday is probably Grace's favorite days of the week. She is not very academic and would probably be labeled a struggling learner, but in choir, acting, and art her true skills shine. After six years of struggling through academics we have come to a decision to do what we can and not worry about the rest. Focus on her strengths, not her weaknesses.

All of the main subjects were covered this week. Two of our favorites that were worked on this week was a read aloud book and science unit study that we are reviewing for TOS Review Crew. Can't really comment on the name yet but look for future review posts about the two products in September. The product I would like to highlight this week that we used is Language Lessons from Queen Home School. Grace really likes this product because of the variety of lessons and the length which is very short. So far she has done copywork, picture study, limericks, poetry study, and conjunctions. The variety ensures that she doesn't get bored and the length of the lesson helps with the whining.

This week because of a busy schedule and a whole day I lost because of my hands being burned we didn't make it to Jazzercize. But we did two days of P.E. with another review product and walked three times.

To view what other families were doing this week visit Weird UnSocialized Homeschoolers.


Eddie said...

Good for you for focusing on her strengths! Not everyone is school-skilled but everyone has at least one talent that really shines. Sounds like you've figured out Grace's.

Karen said...

So sorry again about your hands. Glad they are better now. After reading earlier about "The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe" I have spoken to one of our directors and she is considering it for her Spring play. I think that would be a fabulous play to do! Hope more show up for your Anime Club. Keilee had to waltz with a boy in her last play. Now every time she sees someone waltz she says, "I can do that!" :) Language Lessons sound wonderful. Is it similar to Learning Language Arts Through Literature? That is what we are using. I love what you said about focusing on her strengths. I love that we can do that and KNOW what our kids strengths are. Another great week Diana.

Jenny said...

Your pepper incident was CRAZY! I've never heard of such a thing! I didn't realize banana peppers were that strong. GOOD to know!!!