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Saturday, September 18, 2010

Weekly Wrap-Up Week One


Does it just smack of irony that when I went downstairs to check on Rowan's work she hugged me and apologized for past behavior issues?  Referring to her sister she said, "Mom, if that is the way I behaved, I am so, so sorry!"   That about summed up Jenna's first day but things got better.  Rowan also sent me this funny photo and said it was us.  She blares her music every spare minute.  I love that kid.

Rowan is doing so very well, still waiting for her Biology to arrive though which stinks.  It takes her about 6 hours a day to do her work.

She completed the book of Genesis in Omnibus, her writing in it all week was excellent, got an A on her first history test, is doing great in Algebra, Logic, Latin and Danish.  I am so proud of her.  

We have walked almost every day after school, the weather is so gorgeous.  There is no place like the Cape in the fall for beauty.  Tuesday the clouds looked so close, so solid, tinged on the edges with the setting sun they were absolutely stunning.  I didn't get a photo but my friend Denise Presswood did.
I don't like Rowan having 5:00 piano lessons, I have issues leaving the house after 5pm.  Hopefully we can change to an earlier time.

Jenna read and loved, The Incredible Journey and Zekmet the Stone Carver.   Rowan read the Book of Genesis and Eclipse (again) and has now memorized the Evita soundtrack.

So far I have revised both Jenna's American History and Vocabulary, went from a full living books/TQ study to reading A History of US with Truthquest. (I know, I can't stand them either but it is just the way it is going to be) I had picked up the MCP Word Study free but I don't like it, it is mostly busywork so I want to find something else.
Ancients is going really well though and we are both enjoying the readings.  Jenna made a salt dough map of the Nile River Valley.  I absolutely love the Sphinx.

We had a grand nature walk on the Quail Area and were done in time Thursday to go to Park Day as well.  Walked to the General store and introduced a friend to the utterly decadent Celtic Sea Salt Caramels.  They are a huge indulgence but I have 2 every Thursday and uh oh, just found them on-line, no good can come of this.


I finished the last of the Secrets of the Immortal series, began a new devotional, All I need is Jesus and a Good Pair of Jeans,  and The Hunger Games series.
(Which I couldn't put down and have plowed through them finishing Mockingjay today)
I also started a new Bible study on Friday mornings, we are doing The Frazzled Female.
(Yes, you heard me, I left the house voluntarily)
It was really great to get out with some amazing ladies for fellowship.  I love my fellow Whedonites, they are one delightful, nutty, wonderful bunch.  The best part was the girls did wonderfully while I was gone so I am now confidant about leaving for the morning.

So as does every week, there were ups and downs, highs and lows but I am pleased overall with how the week went.  How was yours?

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Cheryl September 18, 2010 at 10:01 AM  

Sounds about normal for first week of school.

Mine? Up and down and round and round.

JoAnn September 18, 2010 at 1:41 PM  

What a great salt dough map! Love it. I wish your two devotional books were at my local library; they look interesting.

Dee September 18, 2010 at 7:55 PM  

I love the salt dough map. It came out so lovely--I love how the blue stands out! And I love the music to Evita! Wow, your girls are doing so much, I'm so impressed!

Have a blessed week and thanks for stopping by my blog.

ps I'm off to check out that devotional about Jesus and a new pair of jeans--love the title.

Bright Sky Mom September 18, 2010 at 8:40 PM  

Love the cloud picture your friend took and the salt dough map -- very cool!
You asked about MODG for Henle -- I picked it over Memoria because MODG covers Units 1-7 and Memoria was only 1&2. So far so good!
Lee (5wolfcubs)

Daisy September 18, 2010 at 9:01 PM  

The salt dough map is fabulous! How old is your daughter who is using the Omnibus? I've been looking into it but everyone tells me to wait until High School.

Lora @ my blessed life September 18, 2010 at 10:50 PM  

Sounds like your week wrapped up nicely:) I love the salt dough map~I'll have to remember that as we will be studying ancient Egypt soon.

Elaine September 19, 2010 at 10:40 AM  

Sounds like a great week and I loved the salt dough map. I keep meaning to do one with my little onse, but keep putting it on the back burner. You've motivated me! Thanks!

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