Kathryn finished up the last of her straggling 5th grade math lessons last week, but I really like that we spaced it out so that we don’t have a big gap of time between levels. Her dad’s scheduled vacation changed, so now she’ll be away at the beach with him week after next, rather than a week in October. That changed a bit of what I had planned, but I’ll have her start 6th grade math next week, and then she’ll just have a break before continuing on. Thankfully, I wasn’t planning to start much else til August, so that plan doesn’t really need changing.
Lindsey’s been doing well so far with geometry, thanks to Teaching Textbooks. She is almost done with the first of four CD’s of the program and, as she put it today, “I haven’t died yet.” Meaning, of course, that it hasn’t been as painful as she’d feared. Our goal is for her to complete that by Thanksgiving, and then start Teaching Textbooks Algebra 2. We’ll be throwing a consumer math in the mix as well in order to get all the math credits she needs.
We’ve been using a Grapevine Bible study on the book of Esther. It’s one of those things I’ve seen other bloggers use, and I’d thought about trying it but just hadn’t until now. We’re liking it so far, and I’ll share a review after we’ve used it a bit longer.
Lindsey got a little ahead of schedule in science this week; she said, “It was really interesting, so I just kept reading.” Those words are music to my ears. She and Ken had so much fun with that first balloon experiment that he’s taken over doing all the experiments with her. They both enjoy it, and I love that he’s so involved.
Our new patio furniture has made the back porch so much more inviting. I sneak out there whenever possible, and will do so more often when fall weather arrives! A cup of tea goes well with a devotion or some brainstorming.
I’m so thankful for a family willing to humor this dog-loving mama and help me chase and catch a stray dog in the rain. Ken walked the neighborhood Friday evening asking if anyone recognized the dog, and Kathryn made a sign for the front of our neighborhood. He was a big and goofy but oh-so-sweet mutt, and there was already talk of keeping him if we couldn’t find his owner. We did keep him overnight, then took him to our vet the next morning to be scanned for a microchip since he had no tags. Thankfully, he did have a chip, and aptly-named “Mischief” was happily reunited with his owners. I was very glad for his family’s sake, but also because adding a still puppy-ish 86-pound dog to the family was not on my agenda for the week!
Lindsey passed the test for the classroom portion of her required driver’s training. Now she just needs more hours behind the wheel before she can get her license. She’s been working, working, working at her Chick-fil-a job. I’m proud of the changes I’m seeing in her lately. Kathryn seems suddenly taller, and I’m seeing more maturity in her, too. Both of my daughters are becoming wonderful young ladies, and I really enjoy spending time with them.