Friday, January 11, 2013

Weekly Wrap up - First Week of Cooperative

School - This was our first full week of school after the Christmas holidays. We did a couple of days last week to get back in the swing of things. In Bible we are finishing devotions from Journeys of Faithfulness and currently reading about Ruth and Naomi. This week we finished up both the Greek Mythology and World War I units. Still continuing the Mark of Athena book for read aloud time. Hoping to finish that up in the next 10 days. Today we started a new unit on Ancient History with task cards that were purchased from Creek Edge Press. I am loving them. I wasn't lucky enough to be on the Review Crew when they reviewed them last year but snagged a set for myself in the past couple  of months. The first task card has Grace researching archaeology and genealogy and she is recording her information through note booking. Math this week consisted of perimeter, radius, diameter, and chord study as well as some triangle review thrown in. For Science we started using a book I checked out from the library, I Wish I Knew That Science, and again we are note booking the information. Grace attended her first essay class of the year and another art class.

Health and Exercise - Grace continues to use 30 minutes of Just Dance a day for her exercise but I will be asking her to do some other choices to mix it up more. I am still a Zumba freak, with my new Wii game and taking class outside of the home. Weight Watchers has kind of fallen by the wayside over the past couple of weeks. We need to get back on the ball with that. I am not going crazy with my eating but definitely need to start counting points again. So far my surgery was a success and am currently with no further problems. Thank goodness, that was a long 6-8 weeks.

Extras - Grace is currently creating art pieces to be juried for an art festival coming up at the end of the year. The cooperative started back this week and it was crazy. Lots of classes and kids. Now we start preparing and practicing for Aladdin to be performed in May as well as recitals for the choirs, elementary drama class, and art showings. We also had a youth service group meeting this week and we are planning to hold a food drive to collect food for my church's food pantry. Also working on some fundraising activities so we will have money available for other services we wish to perform in the future.

Be sure to go and visit Kris at Weird Unsocialized Home Schoolers to see what other families did this week.


Sarah said...

My daughter loves Dance Central! I never thought to let her use it as part of p.e. She would LOVE that! I've never tried Zumba but I just checked one out from the library to try.

Erin D said...

I've heard great things about Zumba! I'll have to give it a try. I'm trying ot convince my husband that we "need" a WiiFit.

Karen said...

The task cards sound awesome! I will check those out. Kei got Just Dance 4 for Christmas and she uses it for exercise too. It is quite a workout. :) Aladdin sounds so fun! Would love to see the art pieces that Grace is creating. Happy weekend friend.

Diane said...

Erin, Zumba is the most fun I have had in a long time. Thanks for the advice about Beautiful Feet Science.

Karen, It is so good to here from you again. I will post Grace's art pieces when she finishes.