This week our homeschooling felt like a real hodgepodge. Some days were very productive, others eh? First off, ds3 is still sick. Remember I first posted about this two weeks ago? Yeah, the kid has had this stuff for over two weeks now! I took him to the dr Monday and she saw an ear infection and heard some wheezing so we were sent home with a nebulizer and antibiotic. Been using the stuff 5 days now and the kid is still coughing (no idea if he’s wheezing, I never heard it before) and his nose is plugged 24/7. He plays, eats, sleeps a bit fitfully but does sleep, and says he is in no pain. But a barking wet cough and permanently stuffed nose is not normal. Dr wanted to see us next week for a recheck but I am taking him back this afternoon. We’ll see how it goes.
So ds3 has had hit and miss schooling with dr appointments, sleeping late and breathing treatments but he has gotten some work done. We will classify him under old and blue. Ds4 is the new and borrowed part of this post lol. He has begun two new programs for school, Mathletics and a new reading resource we are reviewing (it’s borrowed, get it? Yep, I am a clever gal.) Ds4 LOVES doing Mathletics. Ds3 has been using it all year but I had ds4 doing an Abeka workbook for math (which he pretty much hated.) Now he asks to do math every morning. :)
In science we studied the respiratory system. The boys tested their lung power with bubble blowing and I counted their breathing rates at rest and after exercise. Poor ds3 should probably have been excused from this lesson due to his illness, but he wanted to participate. Of the resources we are using for this study I have found the Usborne Internet Linked Human Body book the most informative and fun. There are some really cool interactive sites the book links to that the boys have enjoyed this week.
The video version of The Jungle Book arrived this week and we all watched. I fell asleep but ds4 really liked it. Ds3 realized early on how different the movie version was from the book and wandered off. I don’t want to spoil book based movies for him, but I like that he preferred the book. We have two more weeks of school before our Disney trip! Woo hoo! I am just hoping ds3 will be healed and no one else gets anything before the big day. :)
Linking up to Kris’s Weekly Wrapup this time, hope to visit and see how other homeschooler’s weeks went.