Wow, we are on week 9 already. It has been a few weeks since I did a recap or a record of what we accomplished.
The Kids Did...
The kids have done their 3R's every day. I cut their 2 hour of reading to only 1 because we will be reading during read aloud atleast 3x a week, starting next week or on Saturday.
This week is one day short because my husbands days off changed (for this week only). They pushed it up a day because of another employees vacation. So, we will most likely do 6 days next week.
The kids finished their anatomy books and now we are doing review by creating a lapbook. We sit in the afternoon and do a few components together. So far, so good.
We are behind a week on ERU, but no worries.
They also got outside and raked up pine needles. It looks like the leaves are beginning to fall too. It is funny how when I was little raking leaves was a chore, but now I enjoy going out and raking because it is a chance for me to exercise and get fresh air. The kids think of it as a chore though! Hopefully I will rub off on them.
This week, I dug out my dehydrator and dried apples, oranges and bananas. Now that the weather is getting colder, I probably will dry the bananas more instead of freeze them. During the summer, we had a lot of shakes using bananas as our base. I will use what is left in baking and such before they go bad. The kids enjoyed the dry fruit.
I have had this dehydrator since the early 1990's. I use to dry fruit for my rabbit. I almost got rid of it once, I am glad I didn't.
I also spent a few hours reorganizing the bookshelves. Boy was that a job!! And I am still not done yet. I need to do the bookcase in the kids' room.
They are now sorted by subject...the best I could anyway. Some shelves overlap because I needed to use the space. As I was moving books around, I noticed some that I forgot about or didn't know we owned. LOL!
We have a set of encyclopedias that I think we will begin to crack open once in a while. We also have a set of The Book Of Knowledge which MaryEllen likes to thumb through now and then.
I am hoping to dedicate a shelf to art, music and poetry in the kids' bookcase. If not, I would like another bookcase for those.
I implemented a Meatless Monday a few weeks back because I noticed we eat a lot of meat, and red meat at that. So, since my husband cannot go without his meat, whether it be red, pork, or chicken, I decided one day he can do without. On other days, the kids and I only eat meat when we eat with daddy. We eat a salad once a day with our meal.
I think now that it is Fall, we will have more soup and salads and maybe bread to go along with it.
Well, that was our week in a nutshell.