The week started for me on Sunday. I decided last week to take the oppurtunity to do Lesson Planning at the Library on Sundays and it was a success! I was there for about 3 1/2 hrs and it really made a difference in my concentration and getting things done. I was able to print things I needed printed, checked out books that we would be needing this week and got it all done.
Monday: I began the day by showing the boys their Schedule Grids and how things were going to "get down to business" this week. Josh, 9yrs old, protested and refused to do school. He wanted just to dive into "regular school stuff", didn't want to do Exercising, Bible or Mystery of History. He decided not to participate in school that day. I explained to him that he would have to double up on his work the next day and also confess to his father at dinner time. The younger 2 and I completed our school day and they were excited about following the schedule grid and doing school.
Nate working Hard
Danny working hard, Doesn't want his pic taken
Nate thinking hard
Tuesday: We had an amazing day! We completed our entire schedule for the day and the boys were cooperative. I think it has to do with the talk "the Principal" gave them at dinner the night before. I decided as a reward for being cooperative and obedient during school I would take them to the park. We walked to the park up the street and had an amazing time!
Josh and Danny Playing Frisbee
Danny rolling down the hill
Josh rolling down the hill
Nate on the Spinning Thing
Danny on the Spinning Thing
Nate getting ready to "Zip"
Wednesday: We are still trying to figure out how to get on a better routine on Wednesday. Wednesday are AWANA night at church. The boys and I have to get to church by 4:15PM to help with Dinner set up. The past 2 Wednesday we haven't gotten much school time done because we are rushing around in the morning and early afternoon doing showers, reviewing AWANA books for memorization, making sure everyone has their stuff for the AWANA and all the stuff in between. The boys and I take the bus to the church which is only 10 minutes away on bus and then a short 5 minute walk to the church. The past 2 Wednesday we have had to go the library, which is in the other direction of our church, before heading to church. It has caused for chaos and confusion trying to get things done earlier then expected. I am hoping next Wednesday isn't as chaotic.
Thursday: We took a Field Trip to Brookfield Zoo. The boys and I met up with my dad and went to the Zoo with him. We had an AMAZING time! We go to Brookfield Zoo often, but this day just seemed to be soo fun filled!! I will be writing a Zoo Day post tomorrow. Here are couple of pics for a Sneak Peak:
Friday: We had to take a "Sick Day". Josh woke up with a fever and was not feeling well all day today. I had extreme pain in my left leg and could barely walk. I was in my big comfy chair with my feet up on the ottoman particully all day today. I began feeling a tad better around just about an hour ago.
I am very happy with our school week. I am looking forward to Lesson Planning time on Sunday, as I really think that made a huge difference in our school week! We are going to begin adding in some projects and fun stuff. This week we will be learning about apples and more, in preparation of our annual Apple Picking Day on Saturday.
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