Lots of schooling (in our own way) has taken place this week but I will have to say that hands down the weight loss journey has been in the fore fronts of both my mind and now Graces. Grace decided a couple of days ago to join me on this journey. I am so glad. I really want her to be healthy and I wish the same for me. Weight Watchers online program is our favorite tool this week. Counting points couldn't be more simple. I have been on the program for almost a month and have lost 8 pounds. Monday is our weighing day so won't know until this Monday where Grace falls. Also I am loving Zumba . The intensity of the workout twice a week is a great addition to what we are already doing at home. Each week we have been sampling different dvds from Netflix to see what we like and possibly want to buy. This week's dvd is Biggest Loser Power Walk and I think this is a winner. Both me and Grace like it. Currently she is doing 30 minutes while I do 45 - 60 minutes.
Well enough about all of that, let's get down to the other things we are doing with school during the week:
History - We are reviewing some history books that are a set of British, American, and World History. Learned about Mesopotamia in the World History book this week. Also did some reading from America the Beautiful and learned about The Vanderbilts, Teddy Roosevelt and Taft. In our magazine God's World News Grace read a two page spread about the three branches of government.
Math - We started our new Math Essentials geometry book. Learning about rays, lines, line segments, and different types of angles. Some of this kind of kicked our tails.
Science - The list of science topics I posted a week or so ago finally got started this week. So far we have learned about El Nino, Layers of the Ocean and the Ocean floor. Grace did notebooking pages for each of the topics.
Shakespeare - This has probably been our most fun. This week we read Act II and III and did journal pages for each act. Talk and learned about the four elements mentioned in Act II of Twelfth Night, studied vocabulary words from the play, and did a journal page about the language of Shakespeare and how a lot of quotes are still used today. The movie Twelfth Night came in the mail yesterday from Netflix and we hope to watch it sometime this weekend.
Extras - Art History Class, Drama practice, Acts of Faith practice, Tone Chimes Class and Choir Class, and Essay Writing Class. Lots of performances and recitals coming up in the next couple of weeks.
Reading - Mark of Athena is our read aloud and we are loving it. Grace is still reading Fever 1793 for literature and working her way through the Naruto Series.
Talk a click over to Weird Unsocialized Homeschoolers to check out what everybody else did this week.