This week wasn't too busy, but it was productive. Jack continues to plow his way through chapter books and is on the 6th MTH books. He's also read a few other chapter books we have. Right now, since we have misplaced the 6th MTH book (he's on chapter 7 too), he is reading a book on silly laws for each state. He laws and giggles each time he reads it. Which is my favorite part of watching him become a better reader.............is the pleasure it brings him. I am getting slighlty frustrated with the misplacment of books. It's becoming a chronic problem. He reads where ever it is quiet and doesn't always remember to bring it back to our schoolroom. So he's finish 1/3 of the book at a sitting, then misplace it for 3 days, then finish another 1/3, then misplace for another 2 days, then find it and finish it. This particular book, has been MIA for 3 days now.
We also finished up a few read aloud books that we really needed to get done. As much as I always aim to read from these every night, sometimes we end up reading other things instead. Which is fine. We finished up Bunnicula, Kermit The Hermit, and The Mummy Research Guide.
We are waiting on some books to arrive, such as The Twits, Fantastic Mr. Fox, The Miraculous Journy of Edward Tulane, The Mouse and The Motorcycle, and I think I'll put in an order to get some $1 books off Scholastic. I rent all of our other books from the library that we use for school.......but for some reason I do like to own the chapter books we use for read a louds. Mostly because I want the kids to be able to go back and reread any of them at any time they like. Mic has went back and reread certain books many times. I love that. Anyways, on with our week :)
We finally got back into our Story Of The World again and the boys really enjoyed learning all about mummies and pyramids. Clay is coloring a picture of the Sphinx above while I read aloud to them. This works SO well for us.
Oliver and Jack enjoyed using up the rest of the Halloween face paints, hahahaha. Jack still has green spots left on his face.
He also started his Spelling Workout book a few weeks ago. He had his first official spelling test last week and aced it. He really likes playing on www.spellingcity.com for extra fun practice.
Since it was SO beautiful this week, we also spent a lot of extra time outdoors on the 4-wheeler, with the chickens, or at the park. Also Chad is in the field combining corn. Which means LOTS of tractor rides lately. Oliver last 3 hours out there the other day. Mighty impressive for a 2 year old!
Then of course, there was more of this. Mic took apart a very old satelitte reciever. He even dusted the thing out haha.
While Jack took great pride in taking apart a broken CD player. He was surprised to see a small motor inside of it :)
Friday we got about 2 weeks of socialization in and no school work done haha. During the day I filled in a for a friend while she went to a doctors appointment. She does daycare and there were 11 kids there total while we were there. Crazy.
After that, my brother dropped off 2 of his 3 kids for the night. They stayed til about 10:30pm until he got off work. They had a blast playing and were so very well behaved.
Alicia and Daryl also stopped by that same afternoon and dropped off 2 huge bags of apples and the kids all did their things together. Mic, Anna, and Victoria checked on the chickens and ran around outside. Jack and Jack camped out playing computer games, and everyone else just went from here and there and had a great time :)
So, it was another great week. I really can't complain. The weather is supposed to continue being great for the next week. I really hope so because it's GREAT to have your windows open and your furnace off in November.
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