Friday, February 22, 2013

Weekly Wrap-up

In our life this week... Boo Bear had surgery on Monday and we were back to school on Wednesday :). No I wasn't a hard nose. It was that he was feeling so much better that we went ahead. I am finally seeing my kiddo back to normal ! :) Wahoo!!! My parents were here helping out and we had a good time considering the reason they were here. We checked out a very awesome restaurant supply store here in town. I have fallen in love with it! All these awesome baking things I would love to have, they have them!! EEKK!! It was fun walking through there and seeing any kind of backing or cooking contraption you could think of. I even found some really cool kids baking kits. Since he loves to cook with me we may be investing in some of those soon.

In our homeschool this week... We did a lot of "talking" learning and some actual book work too. I have to say... with the Singapore math that I am getting myself confused so it was great my Dad was here. The way they are teaching addition and subtraction is very different to me so I'm learning right along with him. But he does seem to love this math so we are sticking with it. We started the chapter in Science on swimming creatures of the past, mainly dinosaurs :) So Boo Bear is all excited. We also worked on our Spanish and other items this week too.

Questions I have... I know I have seen a lot about the Common Core. I know some people are tired of hearing about it. I was wondering how many of you use it for a guideline? Do you have to have an evaluation each year? Here we do unless we are under an umbrella school. My thoughts were to keep the cores in my portfolio and examples of him doing it so they know we are on track... sort of. Now if we go above and beyond, which I plan on, that's fine too.

Places we're going and people we're seeing... I think we will take a trip to the library today to stock back up on books. He's going a little stir crazy since we are not able to hit the park for 2 weeks. We have our Pinewood Derby race tomorrow too. I'm sure he's excited about that!

What we're reading... Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator

What I'm Reading... A lot of different stuff. :) The information on the common core, homeschool blogs for inspiration and advice, websites on getting organized. LOL Lots of different items ;)

My favorite thing this week...  Seeing my son more normal than he has been in over a month!

A couple of photos...  First my kiddo gave me these this week for " taking care of him" ;)

 This is what some of our down time looked like this week ;)

Hope you have a great week and don't forget to check out the homeschool journals!!!


  1. Great blog post, Jen. I love reading about what your week is like every Friday. Of course, I was part of this one. :D

  2. I am stopping by from ihomeschool network. I hope that your son's recovery continues to go well. Those flowers are beautiful. I hope you'll consider sharing this at my end of the week link up, Its a Wrap. -Savannah

  3. Teachers must use common core regularly and are evaluated twice a year to make sure it is done. It takes a lot of professional development to establish common core standards.

  4. I am so glad things are getting back to normal. I would love to visit a restaurant supply store!!

  5. I am glad to hear your son is on the mend! It's hard to see them sick or hurt. I hope you have a great week!



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