Saturday, January 28, 2012

Weekly Wrap Up–The Utah Edition

I really need to spice up our school week.  My wrap ups are SO boring anymore!   I’m not making excuses at all, but things are just crazy right now.  If any of you have been following my other blog, S.A.H.M. I Am!, you understand why.   However, there does appear to be a light at the end of the tunnel (and I’m hoping it’s not a on coming train).   This will be another busy week of appointments, but things should get better soon!   Thankfully, for now my overtime at work has been minimum, so I’m only working the regular 11pm until 7am shift, five days a week.

We did managed to squeeze in a field trip to the post office this week.   My husband took the girls, as I was busy with appointments.  Before this strange new journey began he had been leery of helping with school at all (translation he flat out refused).  But now, he’s actually enjoying it!

I also managed to squeeze in some craft time with the girls this week.  We used our Bedazzler to add some bling to little tote bags.  The girls will use these to carry their Bible, notepad and pencils to church in.

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We also finished up our 4th grading period. We only have 49 more days in this “school year”!!

While the girls did do all their core subjects of math, reading and writing, geography and history was our main focus for the week.  Our state was Utah and we studied a lot about Philo Farnsworth, the inventor of the tv.

Books we used:

Utah; by Karen Sirvaitis
Utah; by Deborah Kent
The Teen Who Invented Television Philo T. Farnsworth and His Awesome Invention; by Edwin Brit Wyckoff
TV’s Forgotten Hero, the Story of Philo Farnsworth; by Stephanie Sammartino McPherson
Blaze and the Lost Quarry; by C.W. Anderson

Olivia’s piano instructor was well enough this week to resume lessons.   (Although, with a fractured skull I have to think the sound of kids and piano had to be painful for her.)

Choir is just fabulous!  I so wish we’d done this earlier.   The girls love it and I can tell such a big difference in their singing already. They will have their first concert in May!

Ballet if full throttle ahead to the Performance Awards.   Lindsey was bumped up a level so she’ll be doing Level 1, the rest of her class will be doing Pre-Level 1.   Olivia is doing Level 3 and will be working on 3 solo pieces.

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That’s the extent of our schooling this week.  I hope you had a great time.  Be sure to visit the Weekly Wrap Up!

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2 comments:

  1. I can't believe all you accomplish for a mama who works full time! I told my husband today that I want him to take over the science component of our schooling next year and have "Science Saturday" with them. Then we can count Saturdays as a school day. ((wink)) He wasn't quite as excited about the idea as I was. Hope he'll warm up to it, because he actually enjoys science and I think the kids would too under his instruction.

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  2. The little Bible bags are perfect size and so cute. Looks like a great week of learning.

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