Friday, February 7, 2014

Weekly Wrap Up - The Beginning of February

Grace just art doodling
The theme of the week had to be getting back in the swing of things. Last week the snow crippled everyone for 2-3 days. Classes were canceled, etc. This week the sun shone and we even got temperatures up in the 60s. Looking so forward to Spring. Spring not Summer. This is what we worked on this week:
What We Are Reading
White Fang
The Captives
House of Hades
King Arthur
Clockwork Prince
The Book of Romans

What We Are Learning and Studying
Famous Men of the Middle Ages - Peter the Hermit
Algebra 
The Scientific Method
Informative Speech Writing
Japanese

Classes Attended
Improv and Theatre Games
Pottery
4:12 Ministries Service Group
Stage Makeup
Speech
Art Class - charcoal

Reviews We are Working On
Mango Languages - Japanese
Motivated Moms - Household Planner
Finding Joy: A Christian's Journey to an Unschooled Life


Gluten free muffins
Grace spent a good bit of time this week working on her short novel/graphic novel. I am pleasantly surprised to see her stick with it. She has also illustrated a few of the characters and we have talked about who the antagonist, etc. are going to be in the story. I am also thrilled about the fact that she is now doing her Algebra completely independently. She reads the instructions for the new lesson and then does the lesson on her own. This is a huge step for her. Now that she feels more comfortable with Algebra, I wouldn't say she enjoys it, but at least no grumbling about getting it done. What used to take a good hour or more gets whipped out in 30 minutes. Going to the gym continues to take up a good part of the week with 3-4 trips for about 1 1/2 hours each time. We attended a great Super Bowl party on Sunday evening with our small group. Lots of good food and fellowship. I think, even though Grace and one other teenage girl are the only young folks attending, that she is getting a lot out of this small group.

Character from Grace's book 



3 comments:

Becca said...

Love the art!

Lisa @ Our Country Road said...

Wow! You had a busy week. The muffins look so yummy!

emilysestuary said...

Great week!
Your daughter is so talented. I mean amazing!
Blessings,
Em