It’s been an eventful week here! Nick and I spent the weekend in Mont Tremblant for our anniversary – in an adorable little village right at the foot of the mountain. We didn’t do much besides walking, peeking into the stores that were open (it’s off season in the area), a bit of hiking, and eating!
Yesterday TJ and I both had dental appointments at a new place so we went in for our first visit consultations. TJ did great – the people there were just amazing. She had a cleaning and x-rays and it looks like braces might be in her future.
School work is slowly winding down – we’ve finished with RightStart math, we’ll stop our daily recitation time after this week, and I think we’ll be wrapping up spelling and Latin in the next few weeks. And new curriculum is beginning to arrive – All About Spelling 7 came this week!
- A Mother’s Day rose from TJ. She spent the day with her grandparents and a friend while Nick and I were away.
- All About Spelling 7 arrived this week to much excitement. TJ loves the treasure map progress chart and wanted to start right away. She was excited to see the Latin & Greek tiles and started telling me all the derivatives she could remember.
- We’re finishing out the year with Writing & Rhetoric from Classical Academic Press. TJ and I are really liking this program. There’s lots of good discussion built in. I’m looking forward to seeing the next few levels of the program. (Here’s a post about Book 1: Fable)
- Horizon’s Math is moving right along. Now that we’ve finished with the last book in RightStart TJ is just using Horizons (which we previously used for daily drill). It’s a nice reinforcement to what she’s learned. The teacher’s book doesn’t provide enough instruction for me (the non-mathy mom) so I’m seriously considering Teaching Textbooks for the next two years before the high school sequence.
- TJ’s shown more interest in helping in the kitchen. This week she helped me make tacos (standing on a stool – that’s why she looks so tall!).
Wandering the web….
Do you find the end of the school year overwhelming? Here’s a great post – The Overwhelmed Homeschool Mom from The Homeschool Classroom.
TJ likes to keep her hands busy while I’m reading aloud or listening to an audiobook. Here’s a great list of fun activities from Kentucky Sketches – Hands-On Activities for Read Aloud Time.
Doing some nature study this spring/summer? Here are some great printable insect pages from Harrington Harmonies.
Piles of books...
I’m still working through The Count of Monte Cristo (really good!), White Noise (meh), and just started another Flavia de Luce novel (my favorite detective).
TJ finished Charlotte’s Web and a few more Value Tales books. We finished our read aloud, The Princess and Curdie, and started The Four-Story Mistake. We’re almost finished listening to the 4th Incorrigible Children book and we’ll start The Phantom Tollbooth after that.
What’s happening at The Sunny Patch…
How was your week?