Weekly Report #9

Weekly Wrap up

We had a good week.

Devotions: We covered such things as "Are some things absolutely right or wrong, Does God accept people no matter what?, How can I be respectful, yet still stay true to God and Do my reactions to others matter to God. Powerful stuff. We also read Proverbs 4 Wisdom is supreme and discussed.

Voyages in English: We are covering Pronouns for the next couple weeks. Learned about what pronouns are, plus subject, object and possessive pronouns. This is giving Father and I a great refresher. James already learned pronouns from First Language Lessons last year, but now we going into more detail.

Spelling Workout: Y as a vowel.

Handwriting without tears Cursive: did h, t, p, and e. James writing is beautiful (most of the time)

Math: Working on subtracting 2's. Also started doing DK's Math Made Easy and worked on counting by 2's, 10's, recognizing odd and even numbers.

History. In This Country of Ours, skipped over the a couple chapters about all the fighting between spanish, french and indians. and read Chapter XI. Adventures of Sir Humphrey Gilbert, an english explorer and their forays into North America.

Of course, with the election, we explained all about democracy and how history was made with the election of the first african american president. Don't you just love it, when we are living actual historical moments.

Chemistry: Father and James read Ch 14 The Shocking Mr. Davy and Ch 15 Guy-Lussac and Avogadro to the Rescue in The Mystery of the Periodic Table. They are enjoying the heck out of this book and Father is learning the history behind Chemistry. More so that he ever did in School.

Reading: James and I are reading Homer Price by Robert McCloskey. We read the first two chapters - Ch 1 The case of the sensational scent and Ch 2The case of the Cosmic Comic. In chapter 1 Homer trains a skunk and captures some robbers and in Ch 2 the kids get to learn all about movie super heroes and how they are real people after all.

James is loving the fact that I am allowing him to use the computer for a couple hours in the mornings, while I am working on writing for the nanowrimo challenge. Father isn't loving his attitude so much, when I let him play one of his games too long, but we are working on that. So, I've started having more quiet times in the afternoon for an hour or so, in which we go to our rooms and nap or whatever. It seems to help.

I reached 10,898 words today and the story seems to be flowing along. It is evolving as I go. I had a written outline to help, but seem to be deviating from that somewhat. As I write, something new will occur to me and that is the direction it will take. I do go back the next day and expand on the last chapter I wrote, which is sort of editing (ssshhh - don't tell anyone) but it also increases my word count and gets me in the flow of writing. The goal for today is to reach 11,669. Will I be able to eke out 771 more words today. Don't know, but I'll try.

Found a marvelous quote today:

"There is no certainty; there is only adventure." by Robert Assagioli

So, off to continue my adventure.


  1. Sounds like a busy and productive week.

    Happy Weekend!

  2. You always have such productive, consistent weeks. I enjoy reading about them.
    Congratulations on your writing challenge. It looks like you have a great start on it.
    I am going to look up the chemistry book-The Mystery of the Periodic Table. I have meant to do that since I read your first post on it. We're beginning chemistry in January so that might be a great addition.
    I hope you have a great week-end.


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