It's been an interesting week.
Last week we were out of town. We missed a week in our CC community so everything feels a bit "off" now.
Our "scheduled" spring break is in two weeks, but we need to do some work to catch up during that time.
The discombobulated schedule, coupled with the stresses of grandparent illnesses, changing jobs, and more travel to see family, have made this school year challenging.
I haven't accomplished everything I would like. We're struggling with some heart issues. Things seem to be piling up more than usual.
Some years are like that.
I'm learning to trust God, take care of myself, and know that "this too shall pass".
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I love Collage Friday, because I can look back on the week and celebrate our accomplishments. Despite the challenges, we did accomplish A LOT!
Foundations Weekly Work
I appreciate having the Foundations memory work as our guide. I know that, when all else fails, reviewing the memory work is ENOUGH. This week we've been able to expand on the memory work a bit, read good books, and play, too.
Going through the pictures -- top to bottom, left to right:
While I've been working with Anna, Grant is great at reading, playing with his LEGO® Education sets, and drawing.
History memory work - Neil Armstrong's voyage to the moon - we read the Childhood of Famous Americans biography.
Finally, CC community day is a highlight for us. Our tutor is WONDERFUL - see those smiles in the last picture? That says it all!
Staying Physically Fit
Being physically active has been TOP on my list for 2015. I've lost 15 lbs. and am feeling great. (There's still a ways to go, but slow and steady wins the race, right?)
I normally walk 4-5 times each week (about 2.5 miles) and am watching what I'm eating. It's nothing scientific - just common sense.
The kids are resuming tennis lessons next week, but in the mean time they have been working out at the YMCA, too!
A sweet friend of mine gave me a present at CC this week. Isn't that little doTerra pouch cute?
I've used essential oils just a little bit, and she is helping me to learn more about them. I need to educate myself about them and see if this might be helpful to our family.
LEGO® Education Simple Machines
Oh, how we love LEGO® Education!
(Watch the blog in the coming weeks for a couple of fabulous giveaways!)
This week Grant has been learning about levers and wheels and axles.
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So... how was your week?
Are you ready for Spring Break? Have you already taken a break?
Or, do you just school year round?
Resources From Our Week
Following are the resources from our week -- so many people email to ask about things we are using, so I'm creating a special section in my Friday posts for just that!