Weekly Report: Week 23

I seriously love the fact that I can take pictures on my iPhone. They aren’t the same quality as my “real” camera, of course, but when there’s a quick moment I want to catch, it’s often easier to just pull out my phone instead of going to get the big camera. Two of those moments from this week:

Kathryn was beginning to feel better at the beginning of the week, but still spent the day camped on the couch. Lacy the WonderDog kept her company. Kathryn didn’t do much schoolwork that day, but did do her weekly readings, plus quite a bit of extra “free reading” that included Louisa May Alcott’s Little Men. I gave Kathryn the week off from math since she got a bit behind in work from the days she didn’t feel good.

In the other photo above (at right), Ken was helping Lindsey figure out a few challenging algebra problems. I’m not sure exactly why or how the snowman was involved, but whatever works!

Later in the week, the weather was glorious and Kathryn was finally feeling perky again, so the girls took Lacy on a walk; they stopped by my aunt’s house, and then my mom’s house along the way. (My family all lives really close by!) They raided Granma’s pantry for a snack, and let Lacy play with my mom’s little dog Mocha.
My mom took this photo while they were there:
Lindsey really likes the literature “Any Novel Study Guide” we’re using, and I promise to post more about that when we’ve completed one full study (which should be about two more weeks). I let her choose the novel this time around, so she’s reading Where the River Ends by Charles Martin — who just happens to be one my favorite fiction authors.

While spending some time outside enjoying the weather yesterday, Lindsey and Kathryn decided to make onions (growing wild in our yard) the nature study of the week. Any day that I can’t keep my kids indoors counts as a nature study, in my opinion!

In other science, both Lindsey and Kathryn are enjoying our study of whales this week in Swimming Creatures of the Fifth Day. In fact, as I was online researching what science we’ll do next year, Lindsey thought I wanted to switch from our current one this year, and said, “No! Don’t change science! I love it!” Even though it’s not technically high school level, she is learning much, and actually enjoying science again.

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