September 11, 2010

Weekly Wrap Up - September 10

Our week went well, we did take Monday off since hubby was home.

Here are some of the highlights of the week.

Tuesday:  Continued work on our measurement unit.   We worked on measuring and a little bit about the history of standard measurement.  We all went outside and measured fifteen of "our feet" vs. fifteen feet on a standard ruler.  It was an eye-opener for my kiddos, and me too.  Good thing we use a standard measure :).  It would be quite difficult to give directions otherwise.

Wednesday:  Spent a beautiful day at a local State Park lake.  My kids swam and socialized with some fellow homeschool friends.  I visited with some homeschool mom friends.  It was great fun.

Thursday:  More measurement.  We also had centers today (my first grader LOVES centers).  We pulled out our TOPS science lentil kit - everyone ended up playing with it, so it was able to stay out until Friday.

Friday:  Cleaned the house - we are hosting an Around the World Cooking Club and Monday is our first day.
We're excited.  Next month, maybe I'll clean the house a little more regularly, so it's not a marathon clean.

We might be switching to WinterPromise Adventures in Sea & Sky.  As much as I love putting together our own unit studies, the idea of having a plan is making me VERY happy, and less stressed.  I did buy the program guide, I still need to see if I can pick up books at Half-Price books... there were also some available at my local library.  On paper it looks like the perfect program for my family.

Next week will still be measurement (with a focus on graphing), but after that, we might be making the big switch.

Be sure to check out what other families did this week.


MissMOE said...

I love the look of WP's Sea and Sky! I've drooled over it for a while--I'll be waiting to see how it goes for you. I love your measuring project on Monday. Thanks for sharing your week.

wdworkman said...

Sounds like a good week. I never tried Sea & Sky, but I really enjoyed WP when the kids were younger.
Janet W

Kim said...

Thanks for dropping by! I appreciate it.