Friday, January 26, 2018

No.76: Our Farmhouse Schoolhouse in Photos (Week 20)

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Just another ordinary week around here.  My brain has been swirling with mental to-do lists: home projects, school plans, creative endeavors, exercise, doctors' appointments, etc etc etc.  It's invigorating and exhausting all at the same time.  I'm limping to the Friday finish line, but so excited for Saturday - for the first time in a long time, I'm spending the day without a baby attached to my hip!


NOTES AND HIGHLIGHTS

+ A new addition to our morning basket: American Tall Tales.  This week, we read about Davy Crockett, his sassy wife Sally Ann Thunder Ann Whirlwind, Johnny Appleseed and Stormalong.

+ Both M and D are in full multiplication mode in math (one is just learning and one needs the practice), so we started extra drills to make the facts stick.  I timed M (5th grade) while he filled out one of these worksheets ("Multiplication Drills") as fast as he could.  Next week, he'll do the same sheet and see if he can beat his time.  They've also been playing two apps called "Battleship - Math Game" and "Math Ninja - Times Tables".  Both free!

+ We finished up our Zoology unit this week and will be moving on to Human Anatomy for the rest of the school year.  Amazon boxes have been arriving with new resources, so the kids are dying to get started!  First up: bones and the skeletal system.

+ What's the best way to get a hesitant and perfectionist first grader to practice his writing?  Give him a penpal!  J is writing to a new friend in North Carolina and sent off his second letter this week.  He's already told me a handful of things he wants to ask him in his next letter.  So cute.


Current 1000 Books Project Total: 96/1000



MOTHER CULTURE & SELF-CARE

+ Health: Same old, same old.  Mutu week two and very little sugar.  The scale isn't really budging, which is frustrating, but I still fit in my pants, so there's that, I guess?
+ Reading: I started Happier at Home for book club.  Also started The Paris Architect.
+ Spiritual: Oh man, I'm slacking in this department.  I've set down Fulton Sheen's book for now.  I think I need something new.
+ Fun: More bread baking this week.  I'm hooked - I want to try ALL the recipes!  Good thing I have a handful of eager taste-testers.

2 comments:

  1. I thought of you when I saw this blog post about bread baking (btw, this blogger has awesome recipes!): https://www.melskitchencafe.com/5-best-bread-recipes-for-beginners/
    Enjoy!

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    1. Thanks so much for link, this is awesome! Definitely adding the French bread recipe to the list this week.

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