Friday, February 24, 2012
Weekly Wrap-up: Taking a Yes Day
In my life this week... Well my weekly work has been slim... Actually it has been nothing for about 3 weeks so I have been doing other things. I basically work two jobs and one job just hasn't existed for what seems like a long time. So I have made several jewelry pieces and worked on other things. Today we are going to start the office project that my hubby and I have been discussing. Well, I will be starting on it. This weekend will be all of us tackling this thing. I got some much needed mommy time last night. I just went to Wal Mart and aimlessly walked around. LOL Do you take those days for yourself?
In our homeschool... This week we took a "yes" day. I find myself saying no more than yes a lot of times and it drives me nuts. (I know it does Boo Bear too). So we took a yes day this week. Whatever he wanted to do (within reason) we did. We spent the day at Busch Gardens learning about cheetahs. He is VERY into cheetahs and any other big cats right now. So he knows A LOT about them. :) We are still reading our Magic Treehouse book and another series book that he is into as well. He is loving the Reading Eggs program and I am so thankful for that.
Places we're going and people we're seeing... The civic theater classes are a HUGE hit for him. He is loving the class he is in now. It is a creative movement class and he is learning a dance routine. I am so proud of him. He is having a blast and enjoying meeting the new children each week. We also took our trip to the theme park this week. Other than that it has been a pretty quiet week. We are counting down the days until Uncle gets married!!!
My favorite thing this week was... My favorite thing has to be the Iceplorations show we saw at the theme park. It was absolutely fabulous. If you get a chance to go to it, it is a must! The theme was grandpa was trying to get his teen son to disconnect from technology and explore the world around him. It was truly breathtaking as the actors portrayed the animals. AND it was all on ICE!!! We traveled through Africa, the Great Barrier Reef, the Arctic and the rainforest. It was beautiful and Boo Bear was mesmerized.
Questions/thoughts I have... So I have to make the decision this year to either register with the county system or go under an umbrella school. I think for later years the umbrella schools will be great because of the fact that some will provide diplomas/certificates for graduation. What do you do? Why do you like your choice? I was thinking an umbrella school but not sure which to go with... What are your thoughts?
Things I'm working on... Curriculum is one thing. I have some ideas in mind for our history studies next year and also working on other areas. I feel for me it is necessary to have more of a structure than what we did this year. I love it, don't get me wrong, but we need more guidance I feel. I am also working on my project office and we will be getting a garden started soon! I am super excited about it because I already have some tomato plants growing in my kitchen right now!
A photo of this week...