Weekly Report: Week Twelve

Another week done. I feel like I personally am hitting a wall, but it doesn't seem to be affecting EG, luckily. I still feel bad that I'm not doing anything aside from handwriting with FB. I also finally gave in and acknowledged that PC is at least somewhat high-needs. I had made the connection when she was much younger, but because I had planned to carry her, breastfeed on demand, and so forth, it didn't really register. Now that I still cannot leave her alone so that I can make dinner? It's wearing on me.

EG just keeps steaming through her work.

Language arts: EG is continuing to do ten minutes of penmanship each morning. She's finished Step 10 in AAS Level 5. She also started JAG this week, and finished Unit 1 (Nouns). Finally, she finished up her rewrite of "The Honest Woodsman" for WT2.

Math: EG completed Level 13 of drill, and came close to beating Level 29. She's finished Key to Measurement Book 3, and started Book 4. She also finished the review pages selected for Key to Decimals Book 3. I'm having her work through all of Key to Decimals Book 4 because it's more application of skills than straight skills - checkbook registers and more. EG also did all of the Verbal Problems associated with Hands-On Equations Level 2, and did the first lesson of Level 3. The way she just "gets" math continues to surprise me, even though I suppose it shouldn't by now.

EG chose the Spanish-American War from her SOTW reading for writing her summary this week. She also read You Want Women to Vote, Lizzie Stanton? and Seabird.

The sound unit was finished in physics this week; next week, either color and light or water physics. I liked the open-ended questions in the Science in a Nutshell activity journals.

In Latin, EG finished up Chapter 10 and started on Chapter 11. She also worked on Lesson 5 in Vocabulary from Classical Roots 4, and did three pages in logic. Memory work involved adding the next poem to the repertoire.

Master's Academy & co-op went well; missing band today thanks to a cold on the part of EG. She also had to miss swimming last night.


Anonymous said...

Looks like you had a productive week all in the same. My dd was the same way and I breast-fed her, carried her in a sling during school, etc. Dinner was a little tricky and I had to get the older children to watch her for a while. (hugs) It will get better.

Smrt Mama said...

What do you think you can do to push through or climb over the wall? Just mix it up a bit?

After co-op is over, would you like me to continue working with EG in creative writing? I'd be happy to start hosting y'all over here once a week for that.

Daisy said...

Sounds like a pretty good week even though EG was sick. Bummer to miss swim & band.

I hope PC gives you a little respite this week. Hey, and if you can FB writing, it's all down hill after that. LOL. My nearly 8yo son is still driving me crazy with the poor handwriting.

Rhonda said...

Hugs to you-I totally understand children who want to be held all the time-I've been there!
It looks like a good week! I hope everyone gets well.

Anonymous said...

I had a high needs baby too. I know how hard it is. I was lucky in that he was my first. I loved him to pieces, but baby #2 was a relief when I realized they're not all like this. Big hugs for you. The days are long, but the years are short.

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