Happy Friday! We had a…normal week. Lots of interruptions, though I am learning that those are “normal.”
We started two things this week to make life easier. Brooklyn started using Teaching Textbooks 3, replacing Saxon 3 for math. I’ve never really been a fan of the Saxon 3 book, and our math time was turning into a s-l-o-w battle of wills. This change is saving me about 45 minutes a day and lets me teach Emma’s lessons in the morning instead of at the end of the day when I’m so tired.
We also hired someone to help around the house. I was struggling to get grocery and school planning done on Fridays when the kids seemed to need something every 2.4 seconds, and I’m perpetually behind on cleaning the house. Our wonderful sitter is now coming on Fridays to play with the kids in the morning and clean the house in the afternoon. So thankful.
Monday was my birthday, and I had a long appointment in the middle of the day. The kids did a bit of independent school work, but we mostly took it easy and enjoyed the beautiful day outside! My mom mailed a cake from Texas(!), and sweet friends brought over another. Yum!
Emma woke up sick on Tuesday, so we started the day at the doctor. We got in a full day of school, minus our normal jogging outing at the Y. Emma recovered throughout the week, often reminding me that “the doctor said I needed popsicles!”
In school, she graphed teddy bears. We also read a book dedicated to “Emma”, which she found highly amusing!
The big kids and I read about the Easter Uprising in Ireland and Gandhi’s work in India. I came across an interesting book called Grandfather Gandhi, a story written by a grandchild of Gandhi.
Today, we had Presentation Day at the seminary. We got together with a few other families, and the kids gave short presentations about something they’d learned in school. Brooklyn recited two poems, Emma recited the Lord’s Prayer, and Vernon recited the Preamble to the Constitution. They did a great job!
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