It’s another weekly wrap-up. So let’s talk homeschool.
Monday was Columbus Day. Do you take it off? We did a little but not as much. Mostly I had my kids work on some of their online courses that we are doing reviews for – IXL, Standard Deviants and Middlebury Languages. I had every intention of doing a study on Christopher Columbus but it seems we do it almost every year and now with the older boys, I just feel like I’m running it in the ground. So I think I will just do a highlight of it every other year. We had already discussed him in history this year so I didn’t want it to feel like I was going to review something we went over a month ago!
We are in full swing of football season. This week we played our biggest rival…and lost our first game of the season. Booooo. Our guys played pretty well (Connor got two touchdowns!) but these other guys all were like Mr Stretch and kept pulling flags (our Christian sports league plays flat football, not tackle) and getting interceptions. Once Connor tried to pull a flag with both hands and the guy literally pulled him down the field several steps before the ref blew the whistle…and the flag belt still never came completely off. Oh well. At least I found a Bojangle’s nearby and go to bring home some Boberry biscuits. (There’s no BoJ’s near us). This coming week we play them again on our home field. We also played another team and won by a landslide. I almost felt sorry for the other team, especially since they are probably the nicest ones in the league. We even all sit on the same side and cheer each other’s accomplishments. Of course, it might be because that was where the shade trees were.
I am trying to find sports for Jeremiah. Even went and visited the Y again. I just hate driving that far and they have practices twice a week and then a game every Saturday. I really don’t have much free time (if any!) so this will really be a sacrifice. I haven’t made a final decision yet. There’s a church almost walking distance that does Upward sports but nothing starting soon. We’ve played Upward twice – one great experience and one terrible that we didn’t get past 3 practices. It was just chaos. At least with the Y, it’s a family friend that would be his coach and Jeremiah could play with one of his best buds. One that I know he will be playing alongside once he gets in middle school. And unfortunately, that will be here before I’m ready for it.
Last weekend, Jared went in for his sleep study. I wrote a full post about it. Please go and read it and share. Go ahead, I’ll wait right here. I believe that so many kids, and adults, suffer from this and don’t even realize it. Our sleep tech told us that most kids that are diagnosed with ADD probably just has sleep apnea. I know that was the case in my oldest daughter. I am praying that the doctor office will call and move up our appointment – the soonest follow-up appoint is still three more weeks away!
I realize I still haven’t written up my posts for Apologia studies for Lesson 2 or 3. Oh, but I did find some really cool Cheetos that’s in the shape of bones. Unfortunately, they are not to scale at all but my kids had fun putting them in order and laughing that the hands (carpal, metacarpals and phalanges) were actually as big or almost bigger than the skull. We have fun eating them too so I rarely buy them. I’ve been so busy reading for some other upcoming reviews. I have a giveaway going on right now for Majestic DVD that I am sure you will love. The giveaway just opened last night and there’s not a lot of entries yet. Kim Collingsworth’s talent on the piano is breathtaking. And there’s a full ensemble of talent – just go read the review but trust that there is something for everyone on this DVD. It would be a great Christmas present for any music lover.
I have also spent a lot of time at our library and local Barnes and Noble. I’m compiling a book list of some of my favorite books about Fall and also about Thanksgiving.
My husband has also introduced the boys to a new show on Netflix, Mysteries at the Museum. We are always on the lookout of cool (educational) shows. I heard our local museum is hosting a Night at the Museum, complete with a flashlight tour. I’m trying to get more info…my boys might actually enjoy a museum trip like that. All cultural field trips are usually limited to being enjoyed by the girls and me.
Did you see that banner at the top? The 10th Annual Homeschool Blog Awards are getting ready to happen!! Right now, you can nominate any homeschool blog in 20 different categories. Go. Nominate some great blogs. It doesn’t have to be mine, but that would be really cool. And if I get nominated, I just might give you a cookie. Or at least a new cookie recipe 🙂
We’ve been doing some family game nights lately and tonight, we are carving pumpkins! Gotta go get messy.