Wow. It’s been just about FOREVER since I’ve posted a Week in Review!! I needed a blog break, but I miss writing and I miss getting to look back on what we’ve accomplished, so I hope to stay consistent.
We took a sweet field trip last week to…Germany. It was awesome. We traveled Tuesday, and returned home Sunday. We visited Frankfurt, Heidelberg, and Mainz. Big is taking German 1 this year so we rationalized that it really was educational!
School this Week:
This week was a SERIOUS buckle down week. We started tired, but we had to press on. With robotics, travel, more travel, and a huge move upcoming the next 4 weeks are critical .
This week both kids (a little grudgingly) did full math lessons each day. With that we rocked out 9 school days of math this week. Since both kids are in upper level math (algebra 2, and trig) the pace isn’t a big deal. We mostly go half speed for pacing and to not make our days last forever. Both kids killed their tests, so we’ll keep this up until the week of November 13.
Online classes (Big – German 1 and filmmaking on Landry Academy; BJU distance learning Chemistry, Coursera Academic Writing; Little – English, programming on Landry Academy ) went well this week, too. The kids were well prepared before we left, so it was mostly attending. I’m super pleased with how the classes are going this semester. They’re well paced (chemistry is easily AP level, so that one’s tough), and the kids are learning a ton.
I think we’re making it with other classes. We may have a little home work over the weekend, but such is life. I feel like homeschooling high school is a little like whack a mole – and keeping the moles at bay is tough!
Little’s birthday was Tuesday. With our need to buckle down we didn’t take the day off. Tomorrow he and his buds are having a video game binge day. I think they’ll have a blast. I’ve purchased a load of requested junk for them…
Tonight the kids have robotics. Our team made it through the state competition with an overall second place so they need to prepare for the regional cometition. Big is preparing for the team videos, and Little is a spotter and strategy guy. They’re thrilled and excited about the next level.
Countdown for Big Box Week (when we move the junk to the rental)… 4 weeks from Monday. That’s move (and school in the car) week. Yikes.
* Amazing trip to Germany. Great travel. Fun memories.
* Time with bible study ladies before we move. I can’t think on it or I’ll cry.
* Great school week.
* Progress on the garage clean out. Yikes. That’s huge.
* Amazing fall weather in the Deep South. Sweatshirts in the morning, 80 for a high temp.
How was your week?