Well, it’s been a strange couple of weeks indeed. We actually skipped a week of school as I was ill. I was pretty out of it and feel like I missed a lot of things. Dh even had to cancel his business trip. But I think things are turning around and getting back to somewhat normal.
School has been light, just doing the basics. Still reading Call Of The Wild which the boys are really enjoying. One afternoon I caught them acting out scenes from the book with all their plush toy dogs.
I have to say it’s been very helpful having some of the boys’ schooling be computer based. They know how to log in and do their lessons without much prompting from me and it has lightened my load so to speak. Since I didn’t have detailed lesson plans for the week we still had the computer lessons to go to. Nice. :)
I am also thankful for the structured workbooks we use for some subjects. The boys can easily grab their HWT and ETC books and complete those lessons on their own. The same for ds3’s Daily Geography Book as well. Ds3 is also working on a new language arts program that I will be reviewing soon and so far it seems to be a nice mix of independent and guided learning. I just want to make a note here to myself that I was very proud of ds3 this week in regards to his reading. He has really improved his reading aloud and is getting more and more confident with doing so.
Guess what that is. Go ahead, guess! It’s a tooth. Ds4 finally lost his first tooth. He was beyond excited. :) Unfortunately, after a trip to the dentist to fill a cavity, it was discovered that another tooth has become infected and must be pulled. He is terrified. He is on antibiotics for 10 days and will go next month for the procedure. So he’s been having a bit of a roller coaster week, poor guy.
I am not completely up to snuff yet so posting will probably still be sporadic (which I hate, I really miss keeping up with all the memes and just posting regularly.) I have some more dr appointments scheduled next month to hopefully get things straightened out and back to normal. Dh is still ill as well. He finally got over his pneumonia, only to develop another infection a few days later, so he is on antibiotics for the third time around! He is just never sick so this is all frustrating to him. Seems it’s been a rough start to the year, hopefully as we plow through spring and into summer our outlook will be brighter.