Weekly Report: Catch-Up Week

weekly report

This was our first-ever “catch-up” week. I’m so glad I built these into our schedule this year. If we’re caught up, these weeks will just be breaks, but when we’re a bit behind, they’ll give us an opportunity to have a more relaxed week yet get back on track on a few things.

Kathryn did her daily Lamp & Quill Bible study, as well as a Teaching Textbooks math lesson most days this week. We read a “goodly amount” (adopting a bit of the language!) of King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table, which we very much enjoy. While I read, Kathryn worked on making more clothespin dolls for some of her friends.

We watched a DVD of the play Romeo and Juliet, which we’d read last year. We also watched two of The Bible Explorers Series: “Search for The Ark of the Covenant” and “In Search of Noah’s Ark,” which we agreed were fascinating and thought-provoking.

Kathryn has been busily crafting in her enrichment classes. This little spool doll was one of this week’s handicraft projects.

Homemade Spool Doll

We’ve still been doing the character studies in Beautiful Girlhood, following along with the B’Twixt and B’Tween blog. If you have daughters, I’d recommend jumping in with this! We’ve had some good discussions based on these studies.

In her bat mitzvah classes, Kathryn’s favorite part is learning Hebrew. I’m a little intimidated by it, since any words I’ve ever learned in other languages have at least had the same letters as English. I find it hard to wrap my brain around these little things that look nothing like the letters I’ve known. But I do want to try to learn it along with her.

Learning Hebrew

We’re back to our regularly scheduled programing next week, but just for two more weeks, and then we’ll take a week off for Thanksgiving.

I’m linking up with Kris today at Weird Unsocialized Homeschoolers, so come on over!