September 24, 2010

Weekly Wrap-Up - September 24, 2010

Our week was fairly uneventful this week.   We actually got into a groove with our schoolwork (math, LA, writing, reading).  I feel like we're making some progress, here, finally.  I'm still waiting on books and materials for WinterPromise Sea & Sky - it looks like we probably won't start this until sometime in October.

We are really loving the game Where in the USA is Carmen Sandiego?  It is really fun to play and it helps develop our reading skills and US geography skills.

I spent a chunk of time this week organizing and re-organizing.  We have WAY too much stuff (homeschool and otherwise) - I need to really focus on decluttering an area each week.  Easier said than done, but maybe if I write it in my blog it will come true.  :)

We started reading The Great Brain Is Back by John D. Fitzgerald this week, just for fun (and for our current family read-aloud.)  My son (the reluctant reader) is really enjoying this book.  We ended up checking some of the related books on CD out of the library, and he is listening to them at bedtime, too.

The kids had their Recycled Runway art class again on Thursday.  This week they worked on their tops to go with their fashion design using repurposed items.  One girl in the class made a very cool dress, using black & white fabric and Monopoly money glued on - it was neat.  A-Doll made a great sailor-style top.  J-Guy is still working on his, he will be using playing cards for his vest.  I love the creativity all the kids display.

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Phyllis said...

Sounds like a busy week! Thanks for the kind comment about Square Play. We will be playing with Circles this week. You might like that, too.

Heidi said...

As I was writing my Weekly Wrap-Up I was worried because our week seemed kind of uneventful as well. But you are the third wrap up I have read that seemed to have that same feel! Happy Weekend!

Ritsumei said...

Uneventful, perhaps, but the recycled runway sounds fascinating! I'd love to see some pictures, particularly of the Vest O Cards.

Laurie said...

I envy your getting in the groove with school work!! We were the opposite around here. I am also on a declutter mission- it is going to take a while, but I am determined. The "Great Brain" looks like a great book! I checked our library for it, but can only get book 1- it still looks like fun! :) Thanks for sharing.