Week in Review – 15 August

Its been a long week and I’m pretty amazed that we got done as nuch as we did. As my beloved DH says, “Don’t borrow anyone’s stuff.” – meaning mental stuff like grief or indignation. It’s been a challenging week for that. I’m praying, grieving, and sad over local events, but I can’t take on someone else’s stuff. Some days I wish I could at least help with it. Lots of people carry heavy burdens. Please be kind.

This week was our actual, first, real, full week of school. No travel. No stuff. A full week. It was pretty great! 7th and 8th grade – watch out! (As a side note – the bracelet on the clipboard is kind of a joke… My threat is that a bad attitude gets you the bracelet… for the WHOLE day…. church… TKD… etc… I also have a fat, pink Justin Beiber one too. I haven’t had to use them…. yet…. LOL!!!)

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Math. Well, math is math when you hit middle school. Big is in Algebra 2, Little in Algebra 1/2. Tests are Friday and Big is scurrying through hers as I type. I think I did OK. [ETA – I didnt. Waaah!] I got a 98 on the Algebra 1/2 test today. I didn’t round to 2 digits so I got some partial credit. Thanks John Saxon for that!

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We finished our Bible Bee sword study last Friday, so now we’re in study mode for the Bee test next weekend. We have 1 small passage left to learn, and review for the others is going well. We have 3 goals for the Bee: finish the study, memorize all the verses,  take the test. We’re getting there and I’m proud of the kid’s efforts.

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So,  I have to share our favorite part of our school day… CNN student news. It’s awesome. I can’t believe we never knew about this!  10 minutes each school day. Free. Less biased than I expected!

One thing the news has highlighted was our deplorable knowledge of Middle East geography.  We’re addressing that… I have a whole post on this…

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I do love our new method of bible study. I’ll write a whole post on it, but it’s awesome. Big fuzzy love.

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My cool, relaxed, hands on science is kind of a fail. Big let me know that she doesn’t love it. The kids critique do far: fun, easy… but they learned a lot more worth BJU. My current plan is to finish this TOPS unit,  do a NASA unit,  then reevaluate. Likely we’ll do BJU in the winter when they have their sale and just do all the space stuff.

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So that’s our week. Add in TKD, Scouts,  piano lessons and its a wrap!  Thanks for coming to visit!

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