This week was also very scary, as we spent some time Wednesday evening in our basement while the tornado sirens were blaring. We were just fine, but I know of several people in our homeschool group who either have loved ones who lost homes, were injured, or one whose brother-in-law was killed. My heart and prayers go out to all of the storm victims.
In our homeschool this week: One word: GREECE. We are all things Greek this week. We had a Greek dinner at Athena's last night and the kids tried Baklava (which they loved!). We are reading Black Ships Before Troy and I am amazed at how much they are loving this retelling of The Iliad. I love Story of the World.
Places we're going and people we're seeing: Would you believe I can't remember? Actually, I do know we had some tball games. It's that time of year! My daughter and I also went to a local nursing home and learned about volunteer opportunities. We will be going to play the piano for the residents in the memory care section. Miss B sat down and played a little for them and I had a hard time not crying as I watched her sharing her gifts. It made the residents so happy.
What's working/not working for us: My youngest is starting to sit for longer periods of time during read-alouds and I have come up with a way to increase his attention span. He sits with me and follows along - when I stop he tells me where I am (sometimes I get lost, you know!). I make a big deal out of the fact that he always knows where we are in the book, and he has been sitting for a long time listening.
Homeschool Questions/Thoughts I Have: I'm still debating which math program to use for my oldest next year. She is currently using Horizons and I love the rigor and mastery, but it's a lot of work on me. I've heard so much about Teaching Textbooks, but I've also heard it runs a grade behind. Can anyone give me any words of wisdom?
A photo to share: Miss B, enjoying her Baklava so very much!
*Hop over to The Homeschool Chick to read other mom's journals this week!