Monday ~ Sgt. Elf celebrated turning 13 by going out with me to get her ears pierced, going to the mall with her older sisters, going rock climbing with her daddy, and spaghetti and meatballs for her birthday meal.
Tuesday through Friday ~ back to our lessons. Finally, after an 11-week break we began our new academic year! Things went well. No. The house was not clean. And no. Books and papers and various and sundry other stuff was not organized. But I forged ahead with what I did have ready anyway.
Bible Time ~ we read our Treasure Keeper verses
Toodles read from her Bible Reader
Lulapalooza read from his Bible Reader
J~Man read from Pilgrim's Progress
Mama read from Devotions for the Children's Hour
we sang a couple of hymns recommended to go along with the devotions
Math ~ all of the kids did 10-minute drills
J~Man did multiplication
Lulapalooza did subtraction
Toodles did addition
Handwriting ~ all of the kids worked in their Italic Handwriting book.
Literature ~ The Silver Chair
History ~ On the Shores of the Great Sea
Arts ~ The Arts of Mankind
Sciences ~ God's Marvels in Washington
Picture Books ~ So, You want to Be Presidant
A Picture Book of Martin Luther King Jr.
Lulapalooza ~ Nature Reader 3
American Patriots and Pioneers
Magic in the Air
J~Man ~ All About Chemistry
The Story of the Renaissance and Reformation
Roads to Greatness
Tutoring: Toodles ~ some phonics and reading ABC Book of God's Creatures
Lots of outside play; the weather was in the 60's and lower 70's with low humidity, so it was perfect for playing outside. This worked out well with my plan to severely limit the television, which has really gotten out of hand lately.