Friday, January 7, 2011

Weekly Wrap-up

Ooh, something fun! A homeschool blogger I love to follow has a weekly wrap-up, and if I can figure out how to link up, I can participate now that I have a blog!

This was our first week back to "school" after a two-week Christmas vacation. It was a rough first day, with lots of tears and frustration (honestly, on both of our parts). But SuperKid powered through. He had two hours of tutoring and then we worked on his Saxon Math, Institute for Writing lesson, Easy Grammar and Abeka History. Our evening was busy with tennis lessons for both boys, followed by SuperKid's kenpo practice and SportsBoy's Boy Scout meeting. All in all, a busy day back - no wonder it took some adjustment!

By Tuesday, things were better. We rolled through all our subjects and began reading Little House on the Prairie. Before Christmas, SuperKid read Little House in the Big Woods and we did a notebooking study on it. He loved that story! SportsBoy had never read any of the Little House books either, so I got the audio version from our library and played it during our car rides. Both boys were so enthusiastic about this book! SK couldn't wait to dig in to Little House on the Prairie, and SB has already made us promise not to listen to the book without him. Love that!

Thursday was SK's first piano lesson! He loved it! What a smile on his face, and he has been practicing diligently. He can play a really good Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, and boy, is he proud! (So's his mama!)

Next week we have a few more activities - including TWO birthdays - which will keep us busy, but I think we're off to a pretty good start! Much better than I would have expected given Monday's events, anyway!


  1. Glad you had a good week despite a rough start. Welcome to the world of blogging.

  2. Thanks, Sarah! It's not that easy to find time to blog, is it? :-) I'm learning!