Saturday, November 6, 2010

Weekly Wrap-Up - Week 11

Our week started with soccer tournaments.  Team Germany made it through the 1st game on 3 goals  scored by Michael but unfortunately were eliminated in the 2nd game.  It was a great season but I am glad to have a break from sports for a few months!

Germany's last team huddle after getting trophies
Then of course on Sunday went out Trick-or-Treating...
Michael is Ed Reed, Allie is a Knight, and Megan is Taylor Swift
On the school front, in Math we continued our lessons.  Michael started on basic division and Megan continued with  2 and 3 digit multiplication.  In English we worked on some writing exercises that included picking out the main idea and supporting details, new spelling and vocabulary words, and handwriting.  In History we finished up our lessons on Gettysburg and the Civil War by watching Civil War Minutes: Gettysburg and Stories of Valor.   In science we learned more about the Skeletal system by putting together and labeling our models.

On Tuesday we celebrated Allie's 3rd birthday by taking the day off and having a party!  It's hard to believe that the baby girl is 3 already.
We even managed to get a decent family picture.  :)

We have been having some issues lately with staying on task so next week we will be implementing a checklist everyday.  Megan and Michael will each get a list every morning of the things that need to be accomplished that day.  As they complete their lessons they will be able to check them off the list.  Anything not done during the day will need to be completed for homework.  One of the things they've like best about homeschooling is not having homework so I'm hoping this will motivate them to get their work done! 

Hope everyone has had a great week and gets a chance to enjoy the weekend!  


  1. I love those skeletons! Your kids look so happy with them. LOL

    We also have check lists and 'homework' now; it relieves us of a lot of catch up pressure later.

    Annie Kate

  2. What a nice family picture! It's so difficult to get five people to look at the camera at the same time LOL

    I've found a checklist to be a good motivator :)

  3. Great pictures!

    Check lists are a life saver around here. Everyone knows exactly what to expect and what "is left" to do.

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