Aside from our trips into the woods, this week was another where we were "in recovery" (and more pertinently, I was still "in recovery", or maybe even more pertinently, the house was still "in recovery"), so I didn't have time or energy to plan a lot of interesting stuff. Anyway, the kids mostly wanted to be outside, so that's what we did. Unfortunately, when we were inside, the kids still watched quite a bit of TV. (Andy was out of town again, and it's my own fault that I often let them eat in front of the TV when it's just us.) During our TV watching lulls, I usually try at least to make what they watch count somehow. Most of the time they're just as happy to watch "educational" TV as anything else, but sometimes I have to admit it's just SpongeBob.
We did try to get back into a groove with math, Latin, and grammar/language, but only managed three days. Katydid had an eye appointment (not something I want to repeat, as the twins decided they needed to take over the entire office) and we take Fridays to do weekly chores and whatever we want in the afternoon. Which happened this week to be banging on rocks with the new rock hammers from Home Science Tools. Oh, and pulling apart an owl pellet:
Moving right along...
Read this week:
Gareth: Mortal Engines, Philip Reeve (finished); Fellowship of the Ring; Snowball Earth, Gabrielle Walker; Peter and the Starcatchers, Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson... also caught him browsing an encyclopedia of flags and this morning he asked for Hey, Andrew! Teach Me Some Greek!
Katydid: Little Women, Warriors and Seekers books, Birds: Their Lives, Their Ways, Their World
Farmerboy: (listened to) You Wouldn't Want to Be a Roman Gladiator! , The Wright Brothers (a comic book), some Junie B. Jones books on audio, The Mouse and the Motorcycle (on audio, for the 100th time), Farmer Boy (read by Daddy)
Listened to this week:
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH (CDs 1 and 2)
Life of Our Lord for Children, Marigold Hunt , The Hobbit
Watched this Week:
- Ghost in Your Genes (NOVA)
- Ken Burns: The National Parks (episode 1)
- some Military Channel documentary involving airplanes
- Padre Pio: Miracle Man
- Dinosaur Train and Magic School Bus episodes for the 6 and under crowd
(I'm not sure if I'll continue this format or not. Is it just more work? Is it boring my readers to death? Is it helpful in any fashion? I suppose I'll be able to tell whether it's helpful or not when I go to write my quarterly reports in late October...)