Friday, February 18, 2011

Homeschool Week 20: The Return


I was completely blown away with how well the boys jumped right back into school after the week off at Disney.  They did better than I for sure.  My problem is most likely related to the fact that dh is sick.  It started on the trip (poor man had chills and sweats off and on for days) and he hasn’t really improved even after a trip to the dr and being on antibiotics for days now.  He’s missed worked for two days (that’s a big deal for him) and his cough is so bad it’s keeping us all up.  He leaves for a business trip next week and I hate the thought of him still being sick while travelling.  So I am sleep deprived and nervous.  Not a good combo for a homeschooling mom.

IMG_2389 The week started off with Valentine’s Day of course.  I didn’t go all out this year, just got each boy a card and small box of chocolates.

IMG_2395 We signed up for a Valentine’s exchange on a homeschool forum and when we got home there were so many cards and goodies waiting for the boys! 

IMG_2399 Ds4 is doing a lot of computer work now, with Mathletics and two reading programs we are reviewing for TOS.

IMG_2400 Ds3 is helping me review a site as well…I am thankful we have two computers in the same room for them to work while I supervise.


We are wrapping up our human body study.  We played a game that reviewed the muscular and skeletal systems.

IMG_2413 And they pasted major organs in place on a blank body form.  Ds4, as usual, immediately got attached to his model, called it his buddy and named it “Steve.”  :)  (What’s with this goofy new smile of his anyway?)

IMG_2402 Ds3 and I also played a game that reviewed some of our SOTW readings so far.

IMG_2408 Ds4 is learning about his address in his First Language Lessons.  All those Valentines he received in the mail really came in handy for those lessons!

IMG_2409 My boy working on a multiplication test.  I am really happy with his progress in math.

IMG_2414 We started a new art curriculum that I am reviewing next month.  This is our first attempt at using gouache paint…haven’t quite got the hang of it yet, but a good first attempt I think.

I’m linking this post up to Weird Unsocialized Homeschooler’s Weekly Wrapup.  Hop over and see how other homeschooling families did this past week.


  1. It looks like a great week. Sorry to hear about your dh. I will keep him in my prayers. It is not fun being away from home and being sick.

    My son lives in his pj's too most days. It is nice to see I am not alone in this form of minor undisciplined behavior. lol Great photos!

    Have a wonderful weekend!

  2. Lots of fun, hands-on activities! I hope your DH is 1oo% for his trip!

    Jessy - Weekly Wrap-up

  3. I like the side-ways smile. ;) Hope your husband feels better soon, and you can get some good sleep.

  4. Looks like more fun than Disney! ;) Thanks for posting and stopping by my blog!

  5. I hope DH gets better & Mom gets some sleep. Looks like a great school week anyway.
    Janet W

  6. Looks like a good week apart from your husband's illness. I see in the updated post that he's on meds & not going on the trip, so I hope he'll be better soon & you'll be less worried. Take care!


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