Thursday, July 9, 2009

Weekly Wrap-Up: July 10

This has been a week of not much sleep, but lots of fun. For 4th of July weekend we visited grandparents in the Chicago area and got rained on at the parade. Lucy went to the fireworks with everyone, but I stayed in with a very sleepy Matthew. Maybe next year he'll make it to the fireworks. We also went to a 4H Fair one afternoon this week. Lucy convinced me to ride a small roller coaster with her. I hadn't been on a roller coaster since high school, which I didn't enjoy then. And I'll admit I didn't particularly enjoy it this time either. We saw lots of animals, and Lucy decided she wanted to raise sheep. I'll consider it, if the sheep could function as a lawnmower! Lucy went back to the fair at night with grandpa, and didn't get home until after 11:00. That evening was definitely the highlight of her week. She even went on some sort of bungee jumping trampoline thing which, after hearing the description of it, I was glad I didn't see.

The highlight of my week was Lucy's dentist appointment. Seriously. I've been taking her for cleanings for 5 years, and every single time she would cry and refuse to open her mouth. Last time the dentist managed to clean 3 teeth, and that was real progress. But this time, miracle of miracles, she got the entire cleaning plus the X-rays. And not only that -- they didn't find any cavities!

We worked a bit on math and handwriting this week. I'm feeling like we're behind in math and also in history, but I'm still trying to change my mindset about that. We don't have to follow any sort of grade level schedule. And anyway, it's better to learn multiplication thoroughly, than to rush through just so that we can move on to the next thing. After two years of homeschooling, I'm still trying to get out of school-thinking and into homeschool thinking.


SmallWorld at Home said...

Re your comment: I think we should start our own homeschooling magazine! Wouldn't that be fantastic?

Kris said...

My oldest loves those bungee-jumping trampoline things. I could see my youngest doing that, too. Sounds like a fun week.

Cheryl said...

LOL, I used to love roller coasters. As I've gotten older (and wiser) I've gained a healthy respect for them. The last one I went on left my knees weak :)

Dusti said...

It is hard to get out of the "school" mindset. I've homeschooled for seven years and I still have to shake off the "am I doing enough" thoughts. Teaching them few things well is better than covering much but not really knowing it.
God Bless