Friday, October 29, 2010

Our 8th Week

This week we started with a wonderful fieldtrip in Monterey Bay Aquarium. It was great to see the place again. My kids never get tired visiting and seeing those wonderful creatures. I am always in awe of those jelly fishes. They are so beautiful.
Tuesday... we kind of start slow and lazy. Nobody wants to do school but I had to pull them out of their bed to at least do something. Math has always been the first subject we do everyday, no matter what. Next to that is grammar or reading. We break for 30 minutes after this, eat some snack and do some stuff again, usually I read history stuff with them, my eldest then goes off and write his narration and read some more on his own. As my 1st grader do some reading and narration with me. He loves mapping the globe so we do that before lunch. I make him color maps as I prepare our lunch. Afternoons are reserve for Latin, memorizing verses and reading for fun.
Wednesday...this is our busy day. P.E. in the morning and AWANA at night. This week is Holloween week so we had to carve a pumpkin for my eldest to bring and I did holloween crafts with my 2 young ones to bring with them as well.
Thursday... Same as Tuesday but a lot faster and more focus. We were able to do all stuff in our school list in a decent time. Lately, we are having a hard time doing everything on time. It's been hard to distribute my time equally to my 3 boys. My eldest needs more discussion time, my 1st grader needs a lot of one on one and my preschooler is just on his regular clingy days.
Today...half day. We did math, writing, reading, latin and science. Then we spent our afternoon in the library and a playdate in the park with their friends. Just running around and being silly.
This has been a fun week for us. Have a nice weekend to all!

Monterey Bay Aquarium Fieldtrip

Here are some of our pictures from our recent field trip to Monterey. Every year, this time around since my eldest was 6 we take him here. He loves this place. Now, we take not just him but my first grader and my preschooler and my eldest is in 6th grade. I can't imagine how time fly fast. How kids remember that October is our Monterey Fieldtrip month. This year is the flamingo year. I haven't seen a flamingo up close but this time I did and they were beautiful.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Our 6th Week

This week has been a busy week for us. For the past 2 weeks, my kids and I have caught some kind of a cold virus that lingered for 2 weeks. It would transfer from one kid to the other and then to me. We had 2 rounds of it and finally this week we can say, "Thank God, it is over." I don't know what caused that virus to stay that long but I am just happy that we are all well again.

This week we tried to take it slow and accomplish what we could. With my eldest, we tried to just do math and reading (science and history) and we discussed "Oliver Twist" chapter by chapter. He loves this book and wants to dwell on it. So we did. It was fun actually.

With my first grader, we also did math and just read him tons of stories and let him practice his reading, which by the way is really getting better. I am so proud of him.
He is into fairy tales, and he has been asking me so many times during the day or before going to bed to read to him a fairy tale.

So this week, it's just playing catching up. Read tons of books, stayed in the couch a lot and just rested pretty much. I hope next week, we are all back to our normal selves and we can resume P.E., nature walks and park days,things we all love doing and have missed during our "sick days".

Have a Great Weekend!!!