In my life this week... My in-laws are coming this Thursday to whisk away my 9th, 5th and 3rd graders for a roadtrip to Washington D.C. The children are so excited they may end up vibrating out of the visible spectrum.
In our homeschool this week... I'm working on how to make change quickly and accurately with my 3rd and 5th grader. I'm also doing a brush-up course on American History and Government.
My 9th grader is still slogging through The Virginian. I got a good laugh out of the fact that she felt like I was doing her a favor when I allowed her to go ahead and start on A Comedy Of Errors. Owen Wister is not a favorite but Shakespeare is.
My favorite thing this week was... Our church's youth group cleaned up the yard of an elderly widow on Saturday. The sky was blue, her yard was a rambling gardener's paradise. The kids had a blast working. The day was satisfying on so many levels.
What's working/not working for us... The Young Scholar's Guide to Composers. Curriculum can't work if you never take it off the shelf. Somehow, I've just not gotten around to using it this year. In theory I still think it looks like a great music history curriculum and I hope to start using it after our June break.
Homeschool questions/thoughts I have... I'm looking at Hey Andrew Teach Me Some Greek because my 9 year old really, really, wants to learn Greek. I think the idea of a different alphabet is what he finds so enticing. I'd love opinions or advice on Greek.
A photo, video, link, or quote to share... My 16 year old has fallen head over heels into a book of Emily Dickinson's poetry. She was watching her littlest brothers play outside with sidewalk chalk... and copied a poem she found amusing.